Dinosaur Fingerplays

These Fingerplays are posted with permission.

They are Dinosaur Unit Study excerpts from the Unit Study Coffee Table E-mail Newsletter.


Dinosaur, Dinosaur

Dinosaur, dinosaur

Where can you be?

Hiding behind me (hands behind back)

Where you cannot see!

Now you see one (bring one hand out)

It's been waiting for you.

Here comes another (bring out other hand)

And now you see two!



Dinosaurs lived long ago.

Some walked (stomp in place)

Some swam (pretend to swim)

Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)

Some were big (hold hands high)

Some were small (hold hands low)

Some were gigantic--(stretch arms out wide)

V-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)


Five Enormous Dinosaurs

Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar,

One went away and then there were four.

Four enormous dinosaurs, munching on a tree,

One went away and then there were three.

Three enormous dinosaurs didn't know what to do,

One went away and then there were two.

Two enormous dinosaurs having lots of fun,

One went away and then there was one.

One enormous dinosaur afraid to be a hero,

He (she) went away and then there were zero.


Stomp, Stomp, Stomp

The first big dinosaur went stomp, stomp, stomp

I said to the first dinosaur, "Stop, stop, stop!"

The second big dinosaur went run, run, run,

I said to the second dinosaur, "Fun, fun, fun!"

The third big dinosaur went thump, thump, thump.

I said to the third dinosaur, "Jump, jump, jump!"

The fourth big dinosaur went whack, whack, whack

I said to the fourth dinosaur, "You stay back!"

The fifth big dinosaur went creep, creep, creep.

I said to the fifth dinosaur, "It's time to sleep!"


Five Huge Dinosaurs

Five huge dinosaurs, looking fierce and mean

The first one said, "I eat things that are green"

The second one said, "I hatched from an egg"

The third one said "I have big, strong legs"

The fourth one said "I can fly through the air"

The fifth one said "I give everyone a scare!"

THUMP THUMP came Tyrannosaurus Rex that day,

And the five huge dinosaurs all ran away!


Dinosaur Hunt

Going on a dinosaur hunt. (slap thighs)

And I'm not afraid. (point to self)

There's a tall mountain. (look with hand over eyes)

Can't go under it. (move hand down)

Can't go around it. (move hand around)

Guess I'll go over it. (reach hands as if climbing)

There's a river. (hands over eyes)

Can't go over it.

Can't go under it

Guess I'll swim across it. (move arms as if swimming)

There's some tall grass.

Can't go over it

Can't go around it

Guess I'll go through it (slap hands up and down in front)

There's a cave!

Can't go over it

Can't go under it.

Guess I'll go in it

It's dark and spooky in here (shake)

It's cold in here! (wrap arms around self and shiver)

I feel some scales (pretend to rub something)

I feel some big teeth! (pretend to touch something)

OH! It's a Dinosaur! (scream)

Run out of the cave (slap thighs)

Go through the grass

Swim across the river

Climb the mountain

Run home (slap thighs)

Open the door

Jump into bed (cover head with arms as if hiding under a blanket)

I went on a dinosaur hunt

And I wasn't afraid!



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