By contributing writer Marci
Kids love dinosaurs! Do you want to get your young learners (especially boys) excited about learning? Just add dinosaurs. There are lots of ways to incorporate dinosaurs in many areas. Here are some dinosaur study ideas.
Dinosaurs were reptiles. By studying reptiles, you are actually studying dinosaurs! Visit The Homeschool Scientist blog for Turtle Unit Study ideas and Reptile Unit Study ideas. Those should give you a good start.
Studying dinosaurs not only lets you learn about the animals and how they lived, it is, also, a great opportunity to learn about where they lived. Here are some dinosaur geography study ideas and resources.
- Research where your child’s favorite dinosaur once lived. Find it on a map. What other dinosaurs lived there? Is the climate the same there now as it was when the dinosaur lived there?
- Find out what dinosaurs lived where you live now.
- This site has an interactive map that tells where dinosaurs and prehistoric animals lived in the U.S. state by state.
- PBS has an interactive U.S. dinosaur dig map that is really interesting.
From counting dinosaurs to using them for interesting word problems, you can incorporate dinosaurs easily into math.
- We just found this interesting online dinosaur dig game that lets kids practice coordinates and predictions and percentages.
- For those who like worksheets, Kidzone has Dinosaur themed math worksheets for various ages.
- These dinosaur word problems gave me some great ideas for creating additional problems.
I’m a sucker for printables. They add interest and variety to our homeschool. These are a few good dinosaur printables for you.
- Educating Laytons has some great dinosaur printables. Check out this post for a dinosaur MadLib printable and more and this post for dinosaur word unscrambles and others fun printables.
- We used some of these dinosaur handwriting printables and dinosaur factsheet printables in our dinosaur study.
- This dinosaur printable pack for young learners from 123 Homeschool 4 Me rocks.
Ready to study dinosaurs with your kids? You’ve got lots of resources now. Have fun!