Here are a few reasons why I love this game:
* It is SUPER FUN!! (I know it sounds silly, but learning is SO much easier when kids are having fun!)
* It uses your preschoolers’ WHOLE BODY! This gross motor development activates more parts of their brain, which means they will remember the activity (and letters!) better!
* It strengthens skills that are important for early reading AND early math!
* And, of course, it has DINOSAURS! 😉
This printable activity includes 26 dinosaurs holding each capital letter and 26 dinosaurs holding each lower case letter!
Here’s How to Play:
1- Print the letters you’re working on. If your preschoolers are not unusually gentle, I’d suggest laminating them too. 😉 Generally I suggest using 5 letters your kids already know well and introducing 1-2 new ones at a time.
2- Scatter the dinosaur letters on the floor.
3- Call out a letter, and let your preschoolers “stomp” on it!
There are really an endless way to mix up the game or use the dinosaur letters for other activities!
Here are a few ideas:
1- Play music and tell your kids to stand on a letter in their name when you stop the song!
2- Print the letters in your preschooler’s name and let them glue them on to paper.
3- Place 2-3 letters on a table (one table for each letter) and gather things that start with that letter. Place them on the correct table!
4- Use a flyswatter instead of a stomp! Place the letters you’re working on the table and let your kids swat them when you say them!
5- Flip them upside down and match the uppercase letters to the lowercase letters in a memory game!
The link for the free preschool dinosaur activity is below!