Dig Those Dinosaurs Storytime

Dig Those Dinosaurs Storytime

We’re digging dinosaurs this week for our storytime theme and we have some dinoriffic books to share! You’ll find them when you type in the tag: #dinosaurfun into the search bar above. Look for books such as Stomp, Stomp! A Dino Romp by Bob Kolar, Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea, Dinosaur Colors by Paul Stickland, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Johnathan Stutzman, How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? By Jane Yolen, Dino-Football by Lisa Wheeler, We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Byron Barton, The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur by Richard Byrne. 

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You can even place these books on hold right on the website and we’ll call you when they’re ready to pick up. While you’re on the website, be sure to check our library calendar to see what online events we have happening this week too. 

Music and literature make a dynamic dinosaur duo, so here are some songs, fingerplays, and rhymes for some extended play time this week. 

Five Hungry Dinosaurs - Download Your Dinosaur Coloring Paper Here

Five hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp.
The first one said, "I like to stomp."
The second one said, "My stomach is growling."
The third one said, "It's time to go prowling."
The fourth one said, "Let's look for some food."
The fifth one said, "I'm in a leafy mood."
Five hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp.
They are very hungry. Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

Dinosaurs in the Swamp
(tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went, “Roar, roar, roar!”
“Roar, roar, roar!”
“Roar, roar, roar!”
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went, “Roar, roar, roar!”
All around the swamp.

Repeat with the following verses:
Pterodactyl’s wings went flap, flap, flap...
Stegosaurus’ tail went poke, poke, poke...
Apatosaurus’ feet went stomp, stomp,
Stomp.

Dinosaur Pretend
Spread your arms, way out wide,
Fly like a Pteranodon, soar and glide.
Bend to the floor, head down low,
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago.
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree.
Using your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl.

Dino Ditty, Ditty Dum Ditty Do
(tune: “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”)
Here he comes just a stomping with his feet,
Singing “Dino ditty, ditty dum ditty do.”
Searching Around For Something Good To Eat,
Singing “Dino ditty, ditty dum ditty do.”
He’shuge(he’shuge).He’sstrong(he’sstrong).
He’s huge,he’s strong,won't be hungry very long.
Dino ditty, ditty dum ditty do…

Dino-Pokey
You put your claws in.
You put your claws out.
You put your claws in,
and shake them all about.
You do the Dino-Pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it's all about.
(Repeat with other parts of your dinosaur body.)