Pre-kindergarteners Walk Like Dinosaurs
As part of their study of dinosaurs, pre-kindergarteners in Tyler McIlwraith’s class learned about dinosaur footprints and the way the ancient animals walked. McIlwraith took two life-sized paper dinosaur footprints and asked her pre-kindergarteners to guess how many students could fit in each footprint. Pre-kindergarteners then took off their shoes and put them in the prints to see how many students would fit. Later in the day, students recreated the ways dinosaurs walked. Using a long sheet of paper and paint, students dipped their hands and feet in the paint and walked across the paper in a variety of ways, including on two feet and all fours. They used different colors of paints to highlight the diversity of dinosaur footprint shapes.