Using the dinosaur curriculum have your students go through the process of putting a skeleton together and end up with a mural of the dinosaur
or marine reptile.
Hide the skeleton pieces outside, preferably in an area where a fossil might possibly be found.
- Have a skeleton hunt.
- Assemble the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle.
- Analyze the fossil with the help of information sheets.
- On the provided paper outline the skin around the skeleton.
- Determine the dinosaur or marine reptile’s habitat and whether it
should be camouflaged or otherwise colored.
- Paint and end up with a reconstruction of the dinosaur or marine reptile.
- Have the students determine what vegetation existed during
the animal’s lifetime and add to the background.
See the curriculum implemented in the classroom:
Go on a simulated dinosaur dig with a 2nd grade class at
the Willett School in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
More dinosaur activities and examples of reconstructed dinosaur and
marine reptile murals.