Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dinosaurs in the Speech Room with a {FREEBIE}

It's dino week in my speech room!  We are reading dinosaur books, doing dino crafts, and having fun with all things dinosaur!  Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

I got out a few of my favorite dino books.  With my preschoolers and kinders we read Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs.  They LOVE this book, and I love it because I can target so many goals while reading it.  We talk about big/little, old/young, day/night, awake/asleep, etc.  Plus, my big book came with lots of cute dinosaur props that I make them do actions with.

My older ones read The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard.  My first grader group was targeting reading for details, so we asked questions and wrote sentences on a giant dinosaur footprint I made out of bulletin board paper.

We also did a fun dinosaur craftivity that I wanted to share with you today!  Check it!

It's a super cute dino mouth!  Lol  Perfect for my artic and fluency kids especially.  We talk about the way we use our tongues and teeth and where we put them as we say our sounds.  :)  Here's how we make the craft.

1.  Print the templates and trace them onto construction paper (OR you can just print them directly onto colored paper if you have some that will fit the printer).

2.  Glue the red oval onto the center of the green oval.

3.  Print and cut out the teeth with regular white paper.  Write artic words on the teeth, fluency strategies, vocabulary, or just use as reinforcement.  Glue the teeth onto the edges of the mouth.

4.  Fold the mouth in the center and voila!  You've got yourself a big ole dino mouth.  I sent mine home with my kids and had them practice their artic words.

Cute right?!  You can download the mouth templates for free HERE!  Please leave a comment below if you download!  :)

Do you do any dinosaur activities in your speech room?


  1. This is great - my preschoolers do a dinosaur unit in the fall, so I'll save it for them. Thank you!

    1. My preschoolers are doing their dino week now, which is why I'm joining in! :) Glad you like these! :)

  2. Adorable! I can't wait to use this for our preschool dino unit! My speechies will love it :)

  3. I love this! I always try and work in a dinosaur unit. My kids love them! Thanks for the idea.

  4. Tried to download, but it says it has been disabled. :( Great idea though!

  5. Such a simple and adorable idea! I'm going to use it as a shark mouth during my summer Ocean Animals unit. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Always thankful for ideas that go across speech and language targets. Its great for all ages. Thanks


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