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Walking with Dinosaurs at the Barclay Center

Walking with Dinosaurs at the Barclay Center

My family and I had the opportunity to see Walking with Dinosaurs at Barclays Center for opening night and it was a thrill! Pin It The show is like a natural history museum comes alive and explodes with the crushing force of the jaw of a tyrannosaurus rex. Walking with Dinosaurs packs brachiosaurus-sized learning into its entertainment. The show begins back in the Triassic, explaining the vegetation, the geology, and the evolutionary developments that allowed dinosaurs to go … Read entire article »

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Walking with Dinosaurs Coming to Barclays Center!

Walking with Dinosaurs Coming to Barclays Center!

Walking with Dinosaurs is coming to Barclays Center and I can feel the excitement–or is that a giant tyrannosaurus rex? Pin It My eldest son is a junior paleontologist who has memorized every episode of the BBC “Walking with Dinosaurs” series and I know he is going to be thrilled to see these dinosaurs–moving, roaring, practically breathing–live! And when the people at Barclays Center say, “live,” they mean it! Using advanced animatronics, Walking with Dinosaurs Live creates … Read entire article »

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Create your own Dinosaur Fossils

Create your own Dinosaur Fossils

At a recent trip to the American Museum of Natural History, we say this Dinosaur Skeleton Fossil Playset and I claimed it as my own souvenir when my boys opted for Safari Dinosaur figurines instead. I immediately thought it would be lots of fun to try to identify our dinosaur fossils and make impressions of them on play dough for a dinosaur fossil craft and activity. Our kids are definitely paleontology fanatics. The two older kids … Read entire article »

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Dinosaur Pasta Skeleton

Dinosaur Pasta Skeleton

We’ve been learning about dinosaurs and have enjoyed our visits to the American Museum of Natural History. The kids tried their hands at assembling a dinosaur skeleton made of macaroni. Pin It Materials: printout of the outline of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton clear plastic glue macaroni crayons, color pencils, and/or markers Directions: 1. Tape clear plastic over the printout of the skeleton. Pin It 2. Glue macaroni along the outlines. Pin It Pin It Pin It 3. Remove the plastic and allow to dry while you draw a prehistoric … Read entire article »

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Over 12 Picture Books About Dinosaurs

Over 12 Picture Books About Dinosaurs

There are a lot of picture books featuring dinosaurs but only a handful that use an entertaining story to share facts about dinosaurs. Most of the books I found are either illustrated non-fiction or stories that just happen to involve dinosaurs without sharing much factual information.  Here are some of my favorites. Pin It I’m Bad and I’m Big!, by Kate McMullan: Even the youngest dino-fans will enjoy these two tales. McMullan captures the voice of these … Read entire article »

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Dinosaur Fossil Imprints in Salt Dough

Dinosaur Fossil Imprints in Salt Dough

Pin It We have a lot of plastic dinosaur figurines from our visits to the American Museum of Natural History and we enjoy trying to classify them. Pin It For our most recent project, we turned them into dinosaur fossil ornaments. Materials: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1 tsp instant coffee 1/2 cup water plastic dinosaur figurines a little oil (any kind) ribbon (for hanging the ornament) Directions 1. In a large mixing bowl, pour in all of the dry ingredients. (We used 2 tablespoons of coffee … Read entire article »

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Stegosaurus Craft

Stegosaurus Craft

We’ve been on a dinosaur kick for the last half year over here and I thought it would be fun to make a few dinosaur crafts. Pin It Materials paper plate paints googly eyes construction paper glue (I recommend a glue stick for this one; we like Elmer’s disappearing purple) chenille stems and a hole punch OR clothespins Directions 1. Paint the convex side of the plate and allow to dry. My daughter always asks if she has to “use realistic colors”. We talked about how … Read entire article »

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