If the Dinosaurs Came Back

DinosaursWhen it comes to kinder art, I get a weird kinda thrill in matching the perfect book with the project. It doesn’t get much better than this. Some posts on Pinterest inspired this collaboration, which comes from a classic named “If the Dinosaurs Came Back”.

• Large drawing paper, 12″ x 18″
• Card stock, bright colors
• Scissors
• Glue stick
Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip

  1. Students draw the outside building shapes in pencil on a sheet of 12″ x 18″ paper.
  2. They trace the buildings with a chisel tip black Sharpie marker, then draw lots of windows inside them.
  3. My template was printed on different colors of card stock paper. Students cut the shapes out and glued them on their drawing. (Note: there is an extra half circle left over, and they need to cut out their own legs from scraps.) All the shapes are glued down with a glue stick. A face is added with the black marker.





Dinto template



One Response

  1. KSab

    I love this project for kinders and kind of invented it for myself many yrs ago before pinterest (usually I am stealing other art teachers good ideas ) so it’s great to come up with my own sometimes. I use neon paper which really pops out against the black lines. thanks for the template. Oh and it was an absolute thrill to hear you on DSS podcast ( my two fav art blogging teachers together in a podcast) !!!

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