This weeks Virtual Book Club theme is Dinosaurs. Regular readers will know that Adam adores playing with dinosaurs. For this activity I decided to use Adam’s love of dinosaurs to work on his mathematical development by creating a Build A Shape Dinosaur activity.
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Your child has to compare the length and sizes of the rings and sticks to copy the outlines of pictures. The activity develops hand and finger dexterity, develops visual perception of colour and size as well as developing concepts of shapes within objects.
The Rings and Sticks Game comes with eight double sided activity cards but there wasn’t an outline of a dinosaur. I turned to Twinkl and printed off their Dinosaur shape activity. Although Twinkl’s activity is designed to be used with 2d shapes, I wanted Adam to focus on finding the correct sized shapes and lengths in order to create the dinosaur.
Adam rose to the challenge and successfully created a number of shape dinosaurs. The activity developed his spacial awareness as well as widening his mathematical vocabulary. He was comparing lengths of the sticks to see which one would fit best and discussed what alterations he needed to make.
With eight Twinkl Dinosaur templates and sixteen Hape images, Adam certainly has lots of different ways to explore his Rings and Sticks Game. The Rings and Sticks is available directly from Hape or from Amazon.
Disclaimer: We were given Rings and Sticks Game from Hape and a Premium Subscription to Twinkl to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
DINOSAUR THEMED LITERACY ACTIVITIES
Dino Babies Letter Game from Rainy Day Mum
Preschool Dinosaur Name Activity from Preschool Powol Packets
Dinosaur Pre-Writing Tracing Pages from Sea of Knowledge
MATHS ACTIVITIES FOR THE DINOSAUR THEME
Dinosaur Number Maze from Inspiration Laboratories
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Jacks Game from Sugar Aunts
Clothes Pin Dinosaur Count Tray from School Time Snippets
Dinosaur Shape Matching Game from Powerful Mothering
Dinosaur Maths for Preschool and Kinder from Chickadee Lit
SENSORY AND ART ACTIVITIES FOR A DINOSAUR THEME
Collaborative Cardboard Dinosaur Art from Toddler Approved
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Playdough Mats from JDaniel4’s Mom
COOKING IDEAS FOR DINOSAURS
How to make chocolate dinosaurs from Mama Smiles
SCIENCES IDEAS FOR A DINOSAUR THEME
Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils Experiment from Teach Beside Me
MOVEMENT IDEAS FOR A DINOSAUR THEME
Roll a Dinosaur Movement Game from To Be a Kid Again
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