Preschool Storytime Ideas
Digging up Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs is a great science-related theme, focusing on digging up fossils. I have listed books that focus on dinosaur bones, but you could add any of your favorite dinosaur picture books as well. For a craft, make dinosaur fossils.
Aliki. DIGGING UP DINOSAURS. In this simple nonfiction introduction to dinosaur fossils, cartoon illustrations show how paleontologists find these fossils.
Barner, Bob. DINOSAUR BONES. Another very simple factual look at dinosaur fossils, with a very brief text and brightly colored illustrations.
Barton, Byron. BONES, BONES, DINOSAUR BONES. With brightly colored cartoon-style illustrations, we find out how paleontologists find and assemble dinosaur bones.
Carrick, Carol. BIG OLD BONES: A DINOSAUR TALE. A professor reassembles dinosaur bones to create a new type of dinosaur.
Cousins, Lucy. MAISY GOES TO THE MUSEUM. Maisy’s museum visit includes dinosaur exhibits.
Dale, Penny. DINOSAUR DIG! Dinosaurs use variations construction machines to build a backyard swimming pool.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle. I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS. A young boy acts out the motions of several dinosaurs, and so will your storytime audience.
Kellogg, Steven. PREHISTORIC PINKERTON. Pinkerton the dog is teething, so he goes along with his owner to the dinosaur museum.
Mayer, Mercer. THE LOST DINOSAUR BONE. Little Critter is on a field trip to the museum, where a dinosaur bone is missing.
Yolen, Jane. HOW DO DINOSAURS … In this series of delightful rhyming tales, dinosaurs are the family toddlers, displaying the usual behavior of a young child. Great for baby and toddler storytimes.