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Dinosaur Study

I asked our four-year-old what he wanted to study this summer and his second response was “Dinosaurs!” Here are some of the resources I’ve pulled together. I am not aiming to have a huge curriculum, but rather just have resources that will continue to provide answers to his questions and pique his interest.

Books

Videos

Games

Crafts/Fine Motor Skills

Movement 

Empathy

What happens when a species is extinct? It means that something in the animal’s habitat changes so that they can get the food, water, and air that they need to survive. What can we do to help other species so they don’t become extinct? How can we protect other animal’s habitats so that they have what they need?

Insect Study 

I asked our four-year-old what he wanted to study this summer and his first response was “Bugs!” Here are some of the resources I’ve pulled together. I am not aiming to have a huge curriculum, but rather just have resources that will continue to provide answers to his questions and pique his interest.

Books

Videos

Games

Crafts/Fine Motor Skills

  • Build a Bug: He traced the circles, cut them out himself, and glued them together!
  • Find a Bug: Sensory Bin with plastic bug sets
  • Sort the Bugs with plastic bug sets

Movement 

  • Go on a Bug Hunt!
  • Move like the different bugs

Empathy

When we go outside, we are in a bug’s habitat. We are the bigger being and so it is our job to protect and preserve the smaller being. (These are crucial instructions for those of us who live with privilege in laying the foundation to be a helper.)