Let’s go to dinosaur land and sing move and learn! It’s time for some dinosaur songs, poems, and movement activities!
Dinosaur Songs, Poems, and Movement Activities to help younger children learn to read, write, sing and move.
Movement strengthens eye coordination, hand to eye coordination, sequencing, patterns, and strengthens existing connections in the brain.
Music and Movement activities help children make important brain connections between reading, writing, math, and science.
And singing, moving and reading about DINOSAURS is always FUN!
That’s why I’m sharing a ton of ideas and activity using dinosaur songs, poems, and movement activities to help your younger students learn to read, write, sing and move!
DINOSAUR SONGS, POEMS AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Teachers know that implementing diverse activities to help students make connections is critical to learning and growing.
Using songs/poems with movement activities gives your students a chance to HEAR, SEE and EXPERIENCE.
You can use movement to help your students make connections in every aspect of learning.
- CONNECT TO LITERACY
- CONNECT TO MATH
- CONNECT TO SCIENCE
- CONNECT TO MUSIC
- CONNECT TO ART
- CONNEC TO CULTURE
Here are some reasons why integrating movement activities works:
- Cross Body (Cross the Midline) Movement
- Gross Motor Movement
- Fine Motor Movement
- Team Building
- Connect learning concepts through music and movement activities.
Read “Movement Activities and Props” to learn different ways to use movement breaks and props in your classroom.
WAYS TO USE DINOSAUR MOVEMENT BREAKS
You can use movement breaks in many diverse wasy.
- INDOOR RECESS
- REWARD ACTIVITY
- TEAM BUILDING
- MORNING MEETING WAKE UP
- SUBSTITUTE LESSON
Overall, these activities will give your children the chance to play games, learn to work together, take turns and make connections in Science.
So, keep reading to get all the links to the movement breaks with animal friends any teacher can use in their classroom to help make those connections and give students a fun brain break.
DINOSAUR SONGS FOR LITERACY
Dinosaur Action Song “I Am a Dinosaur” Literacy and Movement Activity.
Moving and singing the action song “I Am a Dinosaur” can be a fun brain break or integrated as part of your literacy curriculum.
What child doesn’t want to pretend to be a dinosaur? These adorable characters will have your children STOMPING, SWAYING, SWISHING. . . and even SLEEPING…
Try singing songs in your morning meetings and at the end of the day as students leave.
Dinosaurs used to roam the earth, and now they can stomp, soar, and roar in your classroom too.
Here’s what’s included:
- Sing a long with the fun video that has the lyrics.
- BIG PRINT and MINI-BOOK! Print the song cards to use in a center.
- Perform the song for a program.
Dinosaur Songs and Poems -Readers Theater, Action Story, and Literacy Activities
Preschool through second graders will love to sing the songs, read and move to the poems, dramatize the action story, listen and read the story book, practice skills in the writing activities, dramatize with finger puppets.
This resource is a complete literacy unit for preschool through second graders.
- READ the poems during quiet time right after lunch.
- READ the poems during literacy circle time.
- PRINT the poems for students to read.
- MEMORIZE the poems for a presentation or music program.
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DINOSAUR MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Dinosaur Action Movement Activity Song: “Doin’ Dinosaur Moves” Mini Book & Video
Let’s read and move like DINOSAURS!
- Use the colorful power point as a book.
- Use the mini books in stations.
- Use the flash cards to teach vocabulary and the gross motor actions.
“Doin Dinosaur Moves” will get your students moving and learning with music.
DO the MOVEMENT activity after reading or sharing the poems.
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DINOSAUR FREEZE DANCE, Brain Break, Movement Activity with Video
Movement Activities foster student engagement, listening, emotional health and brain connections as students have fun!
Dino Freeze Dance activity for your Preschool through 3rd grade students.
Whether in music class, P.E., or other classes, students love to FREEZE DANCE!
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Dinosaur Scarf Activity, Brain Break, Movement Activity Video
Scarf activities are perfect for preschool and kindergarten music classes.
I’m always amazed by the fact that the children are truly fascinated by a piece of sheer fabric.
As soon as I hand them out, students begin to fold, roll, and wave the bright shiny scarves.
They love the colors, the texture and the fact that you can see through them.
I myself remember being in awe of any fabric that glittered or was sheer or silky.
And, I know that Preschool, P.E. , Special Needs and Music teachers love to use them in their classrooms.
You can have your students use their scarves as the wings, the tail or even the whole dinosaur.
In this video Your students will be swishing, swooshing, wiggling, and tossing scarves.
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Overall, integrating a variety of learning opportunities will maximize student growth and learning.
You’ll also find your students more engaged.
And, you’ll reach every learner using a variety of activities.
Looking for more Songs, Poems and movement activities?
Read this post: “Movement Activities for Spring”
I’m hoping you and your students have so much fun with dinosaur songs, poems and movement activities!