Bilingual Programs Chapter

Preschool Program: Tiempo de los dinosaurios / Dinosaur Days

Books to Share

  • All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund.
  • ¿Como dan las buenas noches los dinosaurios? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.
  • ¿Cómo ordenan sus habitaciones los dinosaurios? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.
  • Dinosailors by Deb Lund.
  • Dinosaur by David Norman and Angela Wilmer.
  • Este no es mi dinosaurio by Fiona Watt.
  • How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.
  • Los dinosaurious son diferentes by Aliki.
  • Planeta dinosaurio byDavid Orme.

Nametags

Use the pattern provided at the end of this program to create dinosaur nametags.

Action Rhyme

Dinosaurio, dinosaurio

(Tradicional. Adapted and translated by Paula Gonzales. Sing to the tune of “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear.”)

Dinosaurio, dinosaurio, da te la vuelta.

Dinosaurio, dinosaurio, toca el piso.

Dinosaurio, dinosaurio, pega un brinco

Dinosaurio, dinosaurio, enséñame tus dientes.

Dinosaurio, dinosaurio, ruge muy fuerte.

Dinosaur, Dinosaur

(Traditional. Adapted by Paula Gonzales.)

Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around

Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground

Dinosaur, dinosaur, jump up high.

Dinosaur, dinosaur, show me your teeth.

Dinosaur, dinosaur, roar out loud.

Dance and Movement Songs

Dinosaurio Pokey

(Tradicional. Adapted and translated by Paula Gonzales. Sing to the tune of the “Hokey Pokey.” Suit actions to the words.)

Mete tus dientes

Sacas tus dientes

Mete tus dientes

Y ruge muy alto

Bailas la danza del dinosaurio

Luego te das la vuelta y

Eso es todo. (Ruge muy alto)

Mete tus garras

Sacas tus garras

Mete tus garras

Y la sacudes muy bien.

Bailas la danza del dinosaurio

Luego te das la vuelta y

Eso es todo. (Ruge muy alto)

Mete tu cola larga

Saca tu cola larga/p>

Mete tu cola larga

Y la sacudes muy bien.

Bailas la danza del dinosaurio

Luego te das la vuelta y

Eso es todo. (Ruge muy alto)

Dinosaur Pokey

(Traditional. Adapted by Paula Gonzales.)

You put your sharp teeth in.

You put your sharp teeth out.

You put your sharp teeth in

And you roar out loud.

You do the dinosaur pokey

And you turn yourself around

And that’s what it’s all about. (Roar loudly)

You put your long claws in.

You put your long claws out.

You put your long claws in and

You shake them all around.

You do the dinosaur pokey and

You turn yourself around

And that’s what it’s all about. (Roar loudly)

You put your long tail in.

You put your long tail out.

You put your long tail in

And you shake it all around

You do the dinosaur pokey

You turn yourself around.

And that’s what it’s all about. (Roar loudly)

Audio Recordings

  • Los dinosaurios” on Canta y cuento by Jose-Luis Orozco.
  • “If I Had a Dinosaur” on The Singable Songs Collection by Raffi.
  • “When I Was a Dinosaur” on Big Trouble by Trout Fishing in America.

Crafts

Dinosaur Habitat

Materials
  • 11-inch X 14-inch construction paper
  • Die-cut shapes of trees, dinosaurs, leaves, and foliage
  • Crayons or markers
  • Glue sticks
Directions

In advance, cut die-cut shapes of dinosaurs, trees, and other green foliage. Let the children glue them to the construction paper to create a dinosaur habitat. If you do not have die-cuts, the children can draw a habitat with crayons or markers. List the necessities of a habitat, such as grass, bushes, trees, rivers, ponds, rocks, and a nest for dinosaur eggs.

Dinosaur Sunglasses

Materials
  • Die-cut sunglasses
  • Die-cut or pre-cut dinosaur shapes
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
Directions

Use a die-cut to prepare sunglass patterns in advance, or alternately pre-cut enough sunglasses for each child using a pattern such as the one provided at The Best Kids Book Site, www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/crafttemp/glasses.pdf. Pre-cut small dinosaur shapes using the clip art from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory’s web site, www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/dinosaurs/ap1.html, or purchase pre-cut dinosaur shapes from a craft or teacher store. Provide crayons for the children to color the sunglasses. Let the children glue the dinosaur shapes onto the rims of the frames.

Dinosaur sunglasses

Dinosaur Dress-up

Materials
  • Green or brown construction paper
  • White photocopy paper
  • Crayons
  • Glue
Directions

In advance, use the patterns provided to pre-cut small pentagon shapes for scales and photocopy the stegosaurus pattern. Let the children glue the pentagon shapes along the top of the stegosaurus’ back and color the body of the stegosaurus.

Finished dinosaur dress-up craft

Web Sites

Enchanted Learning

www.enchantedlearning.com
Discover details about the dinosaurs found in Mexico and print coloring sheets.

Professional Resources

The Best Kids Book Site

www.thebestkidsbooksite.com
This web site offers crafts and other activities related to books.


Paso Partners

www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/dinosaurs/ap1.html
The content includes seven lessons on dinosaurs as well as clip art and craft activities for ages 5-8. This information is also available in Spanish.


Songs for Teaching

www.songsforteaching.com
Learn about these extinct animals, with dinosaur songs that teach.


Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

www.sedl.org
This educational non-profit organization provides teacher guides for a variety of subjects.

Craft Materials

Dinosaur Nametags
dinosaur nametags
Dinosaur Dress-up Craft
dinosaur dress-up craft patterns



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