We read Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland for our stART project, today. stART is a story and art link up, hosted by A Mommy's Adventures. I chose Dinosaur Roar!, because it complimented Sneed B. Collard III's B is for Big Sky Country, that we read earlier in the week, where "D" is for Duck-billed Dinosaurs, and because I love the Stickland's colorfully illustrated dinosaurs.
(Thanks to whoever it was who mentioned the Stickland books, just last week, I can't for the life of me remember who it was, but I skipped right from their site to the library catalogue, to put this book on hold.)
I gave the children dinosaur play mats, printed from SparkleBox, and covered in contact paper. I suggested they try making some colorful dinosaurs with play dough. And, just in case you're wondering, we used the cooked play dough I made yesterday, and it was still fresh, firm, and nicely textured - not slimy at all. I'll add a note to yesterday's post after a week or so, and let you know if it continues to keep.
The little ones were mainly only interested in covering their dinosaurs in single colors.
But, I had a great time demonstrating to them the possibilities.
For more fun, story stretching, arts and crafts projects, be sure to visit this week's stART link up, at A Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.