I love doing unit studies with my twin 7-year-old boys as part of our homeschool routine. Usually, I let them alternate picking themes and this time was Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs are always a hit with kids so here’s how I set up our Dinosaur Unit Study!
As always the first thing I do is take a trip around the house rounding up all the things related to our unit study – games, books, toys, etc. I found a few plastic toys, a floor puzzle, and books for this Dinosaur Unit Study! Pro tip – make this a game and have the kids hunt for items related to the theme!
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I like to include a few main things in my unit studies – hands-on activities, books (lots of books), and games. Here’s a list of my items in this particular unit study. I don’t have dinosaur lesson plans for our homeschool but rather just go with the flow and what the kids want to learn or do that day from the selection of items provided. The only two things that I require when we do our unit study are to read at least one chapter from our chapter book and one to two picture books.
I like to have these on hand to keep their hands busy while reading our chapter book or to add a little extra to our unit study.
These are the items I like to add that add richness and depth. Puzzles, games, and fun things to dress up the set-up and get them excited! There is so much to be learned from doing puzzles and playing games!
Even I struggled with this game as I do not know as much about dinosaurs as I thought. However, I found fun ways to use it - we divided the dinosaurs by carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore, we put together our continent puzzle and put the dinosaurs where they lived! We'll be sorting them in more ways as well.
I hope you enjoy this list of things to include in your dinosaur unit study! The twins loved this one although it didn’t last as long as I’d liked but that’s okay as it was December. We’ll probably revisit this one again next year!
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