So, what's not to love about making dinosaur eggs? I always choose the vegetarian variety--a brontosaurus--but most students head straight for the carnivores. This little girl was no exception; only a T-Rex baby dinosaur egg would do!
I used the activity as a means of assessing my student's typical grasp of a pencil and scissors. Many opportunities for tallying up how many times she picked them up with an age-appropriate grasp, as well as measuring her cutting accuracy.
|It's important to cut around the egg very smoothly, so the baby dinosaur won't get scratched when he comes out...|
|Draw a line from one side to the other, where the baby dinosaur is cracking the egg open|
|Use your scissors to help the baby dinosaur break the egg...|
|Wait--we forgot to make the baby T-Rex!|
Put the egg back together and hide the baby dinosaur underneath...I hear a noise inside the egg...he's trying to get out...EEK! It's a baby T-Rex--run for your life!
This activity deserves its own take-home bag.
Although I'm careful to respect the preferences of students and their families when it comes to materials used and activity themes, when it comes to a personal comment from me to you, I want to say: I hope you have a joyful Easter!