Read A Day with the Dinosaurs - a FREE book of time-traveling fiction for kids 4 - 11, similar in style to the Magic Treehouse books, but offering a creationist view about dinosaurs. Includes a factoid section and questions to ponder.
* Create a dinosaur diorama with this free printable.
* Make a T-rex, steggo, or Brachiosaurus finger puppet.
* Make dinosaur "models" from paper, or try this pop up T-Rex.
* Eat Dinosaur Footprint Cookies.
* Hammer away at "rock" to find dinosaur toys. (Or use this ice cube method.)
* Create "fossils" using play dough, clay, plaster of Paris, or a simple homemade clay. (Homemade clay: Mix together 4 cups all purpose flour and 1 cup salt. Add 1 1/2 cups water, a little at a time, until a dough forms. If needed, add water a tablespoon at a time to make the dough more moist. Flatten slightly and press toy dinosaur feet, pine cones, your children's hands, etc. into the dough, then bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 1 hour.)
* Dig for dinosaur bones! On cardstock, print out the skeletons of at least two dinosaurs. Cut the skeletons apart. In a sandbox (or large container filled with sand), bury many - but not all - the "bones." Have your children dig up the bones and try to put the dinosaurs back together. (It's extremely rare to find all of a dinosaur's bones; most digs uncover only a few. How difficult it is to match the bones correctly and come up with the same dinosaur scientists believe existed? )
* Make a dinosaur from a paper plate.
* Make dinosaur masks from these free printables.
* Download a free creationist-view dinosaur coloring book.
* Play Build a Dinosaur - a free online game from Scholastic.
* Make these fun dinosaur chompers using clothespins.
* Make dinosaur stand up "paper dolls." Or try this 3D poseable version.
* Make wear-able dinosaur feet from foam - or from Kleenex boxes.
* Create origami dinosaurs.
* Make a dino hat.
* Chip away at a cookie to imitate what it's like digging up fossils.
* Make a T-rex skull from a milk jug.
* Make and measure dinosaur feet.
* Create - and wear! - dinosaur tails.