DIY Storytime – Dinosaurs

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on Dinosaurs whenever you want!*

Books:

bookStory: When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
• Written by Elise Broach
• Illustrated by David Smalla
• Published by
• Presented by Auntie Lee Reads
A little boy thinks it’s great when all the stores give away dinosaurs, but his mom is not so sure.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/tL3N
Links to lots of dinosaur printable activities including cards for a memory game, shape cards, and more:
https://www.kidsparkz.com/dinosaurs.html

bookStory: Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct
• Written & illustrated by Mo Willems
• Published by Hyperion Books for Children
• Video by Weston Woods
• Presented by CookJack420
Everyone loves Edwina and her delicious home-baked cookies. But aren’t dinosaurs extinct?
https://safeYouTube.net/w/1L3N
Brontosaurus and baby dinosaur paper plate crafts from DLTK’s Growing Together:
https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/dinosaurs/m-plate-brontasaurus.htm
https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/dinosaurs/m-hatching-dinosaur.htm

bookStory: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
• Written & illustrated by Ryan. T. Higgins
• Published by Disney-Hyperion
• Presented by Happy Cultivated
It’s hard for a young dinosaur to make friends in school, especially if she eats them.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/8L3N
Here is an activity kit from the publisher for this book:
https://books.disney.com/content/uploads/2018/03/WDEOClassmates_ActivitySheets_FINAL14.pdf

Songs:

We Are The Dinosaurs by The Laurie Berkner Band
https://safeYouTube.net/w/AL3N

The Dinosaurs Song by Big Word Club
https://safeYouTube.net/w/JL3N

Dinosaur Stomp by Mother Goose Club Playhouse
https://safeYouTube.net/w/PL3N

 

Rhymes & Fingerplays:

Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka (adaptation)
(Tune: Calendar Girl)

I love, I love, I love my dinosaur pet
Yeah, sweet dinosaur pet
I love, I love, I love my dinosaur pet
Each and every day of the year.

January – he’s breaking out of his shell
February – his body’s starting to swell
March – eight times a day he’s got to be fed
April – when he sleeps with me he crushes the bed.

Yeah, yeah, how big can he get
I love, I love, I love my little dinosaur pet
Every day, every day of the year

May – maybe if the roof was twice as tall
June – he wouldn’t bump it when he’s roaming the hall
July – like the fireworks he touches the sky
August – the cost of groceries is bleeding us dry.

Yeah, yeah, how big can he get
I love, I love, I love my little dinosaur pet
Every day, every day of the year

September – just the tail alone is thirty feet long
October – when we trick or treat he goes as King Kong
November – fifty turkeys weren’t nearly enough
December – come the new year days are gonna get rough.

Yeah, yeah, how big can he get
I love, I love, I love my little dinosaur pet
Every day, every day of the year
Every day of the year.

Dinosaurs

Five enormous dinosaurs
Letting out a roar–
One went away, and
Then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs
Crashing down a tree–
One went away, and
Then there were three.
Three enormous dinosaurs
Eating tiger stew–
One went away, and
Then there were two.
Two enormous dinosaurs
They loved to run
One went away
Then there was one.
One enormous dinosaur,
Wants to be a hero–
It went away
And then there was zero.
All Around the Swamp
(tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap,
The Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap,
All around the swamp.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
Grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
All around the swamp.

The Triceratops’ horns went poke, poke, poke,
Poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke,
The Triceratops’ horns went poke, poke, poke,
All around the swamp.

Additional Verses:
The brontosaurus went stomp, stomp, stomp.
The stegosaurs’ tail went spike, spike, spike.

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