This week the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: as retold by Mo Willems. We had fun with a dinosaur number maze. Be sure to check out all of the other dinosaur themed ideas at the end of the post. Affiliate links are included in this post.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems is a funny twist on the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. The jacket description describes the book perfectly: “Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day—for no particular reason—they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then—for no particular reason—they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not!”
Dinosaur Number Maze
We took advantage of the beautiful fall day and took our activity outside. You could create your dinosaur number maze inside as well.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Sidewalk chalk (if outside)
- Numbers written on paper, cardboard, or paper plates (if inside or in the grass)
- Toy dinosaurs (optional)
Start by drawing a path of numbers (in numerical order) on the sidewalk. The goal is for your child to follow the numbers to get through the maze.
Add in more numbers to complete the maze. You can use random numbers to make it more difficult. Or you can use the same number or blank spaces (for example, always use the number 3) to make the path more obvious. This will help kids who are just beginning to learn their numbers.
Take your dinosaurs to the start of the maze. Practice number recognition and counting as you move the dinosaurs. Can you find the number 2? What comes after the number 5?
Help them count along to make it to the end.
Can you build a trap for dinosaurs? Since the dinosaurs set a trap for poor unsuspecting Goldilocks, we decided to set a trap for the dinosaurs.
More Activities from the Virtual Book Club for Kids
See more dinosaur themed activities inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs:
Dino Babies Letter Game – Rainy Day Mum
Preschool Dinosaur Name Activity – Preschool Powol Packets
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Jacks Game – Sugar Aunts
Clothespin Dinosaur Counting Tray – School Time Snippets
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Play Dough Mats – JDaniel4’s Mom
How to Make Chocolate Dinosaurs – Mama Smiles
Rocks & Fossils Experiment – Teach Beside Me
Collaborative Cardboard Dinosaur Art – Toddler Approved
Dinosaur Pre-Writing Tracing Pages – Sea of Knowledge
Roll A Dinosaur Movement Game – To be a Kid Again
Dinosaur Shape Matching Game – Powerful Mothering
Build A Shape Dinosaur – Adventures of Adam
Dinosaur Eggs Preschool Math Printables – Chickadee Lit
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