Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Measuring with Dino Feet



I cut out some free-handed dinosaur feet shapes from a cardboard box. Little Mister painted them. 
Oh my goodness, he had a hard time waiting for them to dry. 
Finally, I threaded some ribbon in to tie them on his feet. 
Now we were ready to stomp around.


After we stomped and roared for awhile, we decided to see how many stomps it would take to get across the playroom. He counted to 15 and I helped after that (21).
Once you stomp with Dino feet, I guess you can't get enough...
We measured the rug in the den, across the kitchen and even the front porch.
Fun way to introduce the concept of measurement!

Happy Stomping!

Fun Dino Facts:
*The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means ‘terrible lizard’. The word was coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen in 1842 and was meant to refer to Dinosaurs impressive size rather than their scary appearance.
*The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus, back in 1824.
*The smallest dinosaur was the Epidendrosaurus. When young, it was about the size of a sparrow.
*The largest dinosaur yet found has been the Argentinosaurus, which is believed to have been about 130 feet long and weighed more than 80 tons.
*Rather than being carnivores (meat eaters), the largest dinosaurs such as the Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus were actually herbivores (plant eaters).
*To help fight meat eaters such as the Allosaurus or Spinosaurus, many plant eaters had natural weapons at their disposal. Examples of this include the spikes on the tail of the Stegosaurus and the three horns attached to the front of the Triceratops’s head shield.
*Dinosaur fossils have been found on every continent, even Antarctica.

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24 comments:

  1. This is so super cute! Thanks so much for sharing! I must try this with my sweet son.

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  2. That is so much fun! I miss the older days when we used to do arts and crafts of this sort. Now they're almost 10 and 12 and they're getting 'serious' on me!

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    1. Oh No... I dread those days. They do grow up way too fast! I guess I should look forward to new adventures but it makes me sad to think about. HeeHee

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  3. Such a fun way to learn to count:) Very creative
    Thanks for linking up to the NOBH

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  4. FUN!! My 2 year old is OBSESSED with dinosaurs at the moment :)

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  5. So cute!

    Thank you so much for joining the CHQ Blog Hop today! We hope you "meet" some other fabulous bloggers...don't forget to tell a friend to join too, the more, the merrier!!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  6. You have such a fantastic blog! I am so glad I found you through the blog hop! New follower xx

    myprettymummy.com

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  7. This is such a fun idea! I would love for you to share this on my Blog Stalking Thursday weekly Linky Party! http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/10/blog-stalking-thursday-62.html

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  8. Thanks so much for linking up with Activity Corner with Momma Mar (Raising Bean) and me! This is such a cute idea - I think my son would love it! :)

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    1. Just finding your linky and have enjoyed it so far!

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  9. This is lovely :) Hopping on over from 'I Love My Post' this week! x

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  10. How fun! Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. Have a great week.

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  11. Love that activity! Have you seen the dino dance workout video? I have it on True Aim's Facebook page. Hilarious! I bet he would love doing it with those dino feet on. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    1. Will have to check it out. Sounds like loads of fun!

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  12. So fun!! My kids would love this! We just discovered the book "When Dinosaurs Came With Everything" and it's become a fast favorite!!

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    1. We will have to try and find it at the library. Thanks!

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  13. Great idea! :) Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots. I’ll be featuring this post this week (tues 16th) so feel free to grab a featured badge for your blog Debs

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    1. Thanks! I am just discovering your linky and have really enjoyed it!

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  14. Way too cute! How fun that must have been for him. I love it! Thanks for sharing with The Sunday Showcase.

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  15. This is SO cute!! Love the picture. Plus I love how you added some measuring fun too. Thanks for linking up to TGIF. I am featuring this at TGIF today (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/10/tgif-linky-party-52.html). I have a special featured again button if you you'd like. Just email me livinglifeintentionallyblog (at) gmail.com for the code. I look forward to seeing what you link up this week =-)
    Beth

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  16. Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  17. Awesome. We made something similar. Instead of using ribbon (because almost all my kids cannot tie shoes yet) we glued socks to ours. So this way they put them on themselves anytime they wanted to stomp like dinosaurs. The dollar stores are great for buying the socks. Just thought I would share. Mrs. Valerie

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