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Dinosaur Discoveries


Featured Activities

  • Activity
  • Episode
  • Learning Goal
  • Description
  • Meeting Modern Dinosaurs – Birds!
  • Episode 120: The Old Bird / Home with Shiny & Don
  • Science; Math; Nature
  • Learn how to encourage your child to observe, document, and identify different types of birds.
  • Make a Stegosaurus Puppet
  • Episode 115: The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea / A Spiky Tail Tale
  • Science; Art
  • Help your child understand some possible purposes of dinosaur spikes and tails.
  • Make a Maiasaura Nest and Eggs
  • Episode 135: The Good Mom / Hornucopia
  • Science; Animals; Art
  • Help your child learn that different dinosaur species had different sized eggs.
  • Make a Dragonfly
  • Episode 111: Derek the Deinonychus / Don's Dragonfly
  • Science; Animals; Art
  • Help your child learn some basic insect anatomy.
  • Have a Brachiosaurus Picnic
  • Episode 110: Laura the Giganotosaurus / Dinosaur Poop!
  • Science; Cooking; Phys. Ed.
  • Help your child prepare a vegetarian (herbivore) picnic.
  • Gardening for Birds
  • Episode 204: Shiny and Snakes / Tiny Loves Flowers
  • Science; Animals
  • Attract migrating birds to your home with a container garden.
  • Footprints and Trackways
  • Episode 119: King Cryolophosaurus / Buddy the Tracker
  • Science; Nature; Art
  • Help your child learn about the different kinds of footprints that animals leave behind.
  • Eruption!
  • Episode 124: Erma Eoraptor / Under the Volcano
  • Science; Nature
  • Help your child understand how a volcano forms and what causes it to erupt.
  • Edible Bird Feeder
  • Episode 120: The Old Bird / Home with Shiny & Don
  • Science; Animals
  • Make a homemade bird feeder to hang outside your window or in a tree by your home.
  • Drawing Birds
  • Episode 110: Laura the Giganotosaurus / Dinosaur Poop!
  • Science; Art
  • Help your child learn the names of different parts of a bird they observe.
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