This week I'm participating in another blog hop with #Kinderfriends - we're going to share some of our favorite books.
If you're a regular reader, you know how hard it is for me to come up with just one favorite book - or even genre of books! (Check out some more of my favorites on this blog post.) Since I have dinosaurs on my mind for story time this week, I decided to share my favorite dinosaur book with you: Saturday Night At the Dinosaur Stomp. (No, I'm not being compensated for linking this.)
I'm on my second paperback copy of this fun book by Carol Diggory Shields, illustrated by Scott Nash. The first copy fell apart due to excessive loving on by lots of children, and my current copy isn't pristine either. The book has been around since 1997, and I have yet to meet a group of children who don't love the rhythm and rhyme, the upbeat fun and gorgeous pictures. I read Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp to my first graders, to my own children when they were little, and to 16 years of preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
This page was my oldest son's favorite!
There are so many fun ways to extend the dinosaur themed learning- like sorting them by color or shape. I made this simple sorting mat by cutting colored copy paper into quarters, and gluing one rectangle of each color onto a piece of 9" x 12" construction paper.
Want to have your students work on numbers 1 - 20? I made this freebie just for this book bash!
Dinosaur resources on TeachersPayTeachers, and check out my Dinosaur Board on Pinterest.
Here are some more of my favorite dinosaur stories:
To see more favorite books from #KinderFriends, continue our blog hop by going to
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