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Lesson Plan #:AELP-PAL000
Author: Anna Torres, Carroll Elem., Bernalillo, NM Date: May 1994

These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.

Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2


  • Science/Paleontology

OVERVIEW: Children are fascinated with dinosaurs. They want to learn everything about dinosaurs and will remember the large names with ease at the amazement of their parents.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this activity is to provide the opportunity to practice developmental skills while learning about dinosaurs.


  • Develop fine motor skills.
  • Develop visual skills.
  • Develop language skills.
  • RESOURCES/MATERIALS: dinosaur stencils, paper, crayons, pencils


  • Students will trace dinosaur stencils on drawing paper.
  • Students will make dinosaur rubbings using stencils, crayons and paper.
  • Students will write the names of the dinosaurs they draw.
  • Students will name the dinosaurs they draw.
  • TYING IT ALL TOGETHER: Students at this age should be given many opportunities to practice developmental skills. These skills can be developed through activities based on a theme they enjoy such as dinosaurs.