Dinosaurs Part II and T-Rex freebies

Today was so much fun! Even with a class as ready for summer as this one. Our class theme yesterday and today was dinosaurs. Today we talked about Tyrannosaurus Rex.
First I showed the kids a T-Rex footprint I'd made from butcher paper. They traced their feet and them we taped them onto my footprint to see how many "first grade feet" fit inside one T-Rex foot. I wasn't sure how many would fit so I had each child trace one foot. Hint for next time: have them trace and cut out both feet. It took almost thirty feet to cover the T-Rex footprint. I took a quick picture of some kids pretending to put up their feet. These two thought it was hilarious to "pretend." First graders are so easily amused sometimes, aren't they?

The next activity was to find out how long the stride of a Tyrannosaurus was and how many steps a first grader would have to take to equal the same distance. A T-Rex's stride is 12-15 feet. Did you know that? I didn't know that until I looked it up. Can you imagine? I'm glad there's nothing around like that today. I started by showing the kids how long 15 feet is using my tape measure. They had to estimate the number of steps it would take them to go 15 feet and record it on their paper. Then went outside to find out exactly how many steps were needed. My class had a great time! I hope your will too if you try it. Just click on the picture to grab this freebie!

Aren't the little T-rex so cute? They're from Kirsten at KPM Doodles. I love her stuff! And I adore these Scrappin Doodles borders.

If school's already over for you, I hope you're enjoying some sun and extra blogging time. If you're still in school like me, well then, I hope you're class isn't toooooo crazy! Have a great end of the year!
 Chrissy


  1. That T-Rex foot activity sounds like a blast! I bet the kids were so excited. :)

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  2. Great activity! I'm filing this one away for next year. Good luck getting to the end. Thanks for the freebie.

  3. I bet your kids had tons of fun!! I'm with you-- still in school! ;)
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  4. That's a very cool activity. Thanks for the freebie!
    I'm still in school with you .... blah ... 3 more weeks. I can do it (I think).

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  5. Thanks for the freebie, it looks like so much fun. I've been out of school for about week. I'm your newest follower. If you have a chance come visit at bubbalulu.blogspot.com Tales from Second.


  6. So Cute!!!! I am going to use this for "What I'm Pinning Wednesday!" Great idea!

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