A favorite dinosaur project was a diorama - 3-D.
Showing landscape - trees, plants and dinosaurs. I
made one myself when I was in second or third grade. I
loved dinosaurs....spent days drawing them, too.
Probably my all time favorte was sculpture. You can
make wire, newspaper, foil armatures and then plaster
guaze or paper mache. I've done them both ways. I
posted a link to a paper mache how to not too long
ago....sorry, I can not give you the link today.
Jeryl's kids made people all from foil - your students
could use all foil to make it easier (more $$ that way
Dinosaurs are also a favorite for clay. You can make
your own play dough if you don't have a kiln. I didn't
mind using salt dough when I was in third grade. I
remember the collie dog I made (gave it to my uncle).
The "Queen" of dinosaur ideas is Sandy Bacon. She has
lots of good ideas. My favorite of hers was a dino dig
for bones. Her students made ceramic bone parts for a
baby stegosaurus. They buried them in sand -then went
on a bone hunt to find them and assemble the skeleton.
A cute idea was to make a small clay dinosaur then
hide in in a dinosaur egg. I don't have her dinosaur
eggs recipe - Maybe she will see your post. Kids broke
open their eggs then to get the baby dinosaur.
I bet the Internet is full of dinosaur lesson
plans....hmmm....all of these ideas I am posting are
deja vu. I think I posted all of them over the summer.
--- PrimaryE@aol.com wrote:
> Does anyone have any interesting lessons on
> Dinosaurs for 2nd or 3rd grades