Playing Prehistorics

Here's a play for 13 children. You can easily add or subtract lines if you have more or fewer students.

Child 1: Hi dinosaurs! What are your names?

Child 2: We are all Brontosaurus dinosaurs.

Child 3: We are giant-size dinosaurs.

Child 4: When we walk the ground shakes.

Child 5: We sound like thunder. Listen!

(One of the children plays a drum and all the Brontosaurus' plod out.)

Enter four more dinosaurs.

Child 1: Hi dinosaurs! What are your names?

Child 6: We are all Stegosaurus dinosaurs.

Child 7: We have large plates on our backs. (Pats back.)

Child 8: We have 4 sharp spikes on our tails. (Extends arm and puts up four fingers.)

Child 9: Our brains are only the size of a walnut. (Child makes a circle with his or her forefinger and thumb.)

Children exit swishing extended arm with four fingers in the air.

Enter four more dinosaurs.

Child 1: Hi dinosaurs! What are your names?

Child 10: We are all Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs.

Child 11: We are the Kings of the dinosaurs.

Child 12: Everyone is afraid of us. We are as tall as a house.

Child 13: We are going out for a dinosaur dinner tonight. Do you want to come?

Child 1: NO THANKS! (Exits.)

Tyrannosaurus' shake each others' hands and exit.

Excerpt from Preschool Teacher's Month-by-Month Activities Program.

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