- Ideal Age/Grade Level: Kindergarten
- Project Type: Movement Based
- Targeted Literacy Skill: Reading & Listening
- Basis: Non-Fiction/Fact Based ☒
- Date: 2/24/2016
- Creator: Kate Roberts (Americorps Intern)
- Program: Enrichment
- Theme: Dinosaurs
- Estimated Cost: $ -Cheap
- Academic Level: Mostly Just Fun
Materials Needed: Plastic Easter eggs, Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner, sight words on paper strips (is, see, have, this, do, down, me, sit, look, my, what, I, here...)
Step 1: Read Dinosaur Babies or a similar book aloud. Discuss the strategies Maiasauras use to build their nests and keep them safe. Go over sight words in the reading together.
Step 2: Split the group into two. One group will be the Maiasauras-- give them 2-3 minutes to hide 20 plastic Easter eggs. They must hide at least two together (in a nest) to keep warm.
Step 3: The other group will be the Oviraptors. They will get 2-3 minutes to find all the eggs they can.
Step 4: Switch groups and repeat.
Step 5: See how many eggs each group has collected. Invite each group to open their eggs, one at a time. Inside each egg there will be a sight word on a piece of paper. See if the group can decode what the word is on each slip of paper. There will be some duplicates, so this should be fairly easy for them.
Step 6 (optional): If you'd like, write a group story together using the sight words you've found.
Note: It will be helpful to use books from the reading you use.
We used: is, that, its, has, but, we, have, or, no, the, their.