Sunday, September 21, 2014

Unit Eight: Dinosaur

To see a list of posts for all of our units for Kindergarten, see here.  This post contains information about only Unit Eight: Dinosaur.

Unit Eight focused on the letter D for Dinosaur and the coordinating Bible truth was "Big and Small, God made them all." Our boys love dinosaurs, so this was definitely a fun topic!  There are a lot of resources out there too!

Some supplements we used for this unit:

ABC Memory Verse Cards
In addition to the Bible truth, we are also memorizing a Bible verse that begins with the letter of the week. I received some ACB cards as a gift and they are by Dayspring, but I have also seen these online that would work just as well.

This week our D verse was: "Do everything without complaining or arguing" (Philippians 2:14). 

Christian Liberty Press Nature Reader K
This book is perfect for kindergarten, as it has a well-illusrtated animal lesson for each letter of the alphabet.  This week we learned about Dolphins. 

Dinosaur Pack
Here is an AWESOME resource and it's FREE!  We love this and it includes everything you need to make a fun unit on dinosaurs.  Learn dinosaur names, play games, work on handwriting and math's great!  Choose which pages you want and just print those.  There is also a TOT version available for younger children!  

Play Dough Dinosaur Tutorial
...For those of us who are not as skilled at play dough creations

Dinosaur Creation Video
This is a little on the long side, but my son watched most of it.  

There are obviously a TON of books out there on dinosaurs!  However, it is pretty difficult to find books that support creation and dinosaurs.  We did enjoy the book suggested by MFW, What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?  We read and looked at a lot of other books that do not support creationism, but we looked at the pictures and talked about how some scientists believe things that we do not.  I am surprised at some of the awful comments that people have made about What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs.  We found it helpful and fun.  We also liked Dinosaurs by Design, although it is a longer book with a lot of words and my son could not sit through the whole thing at once.  

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