EYFS: Listen and Play - Dinosaurs

Today Cat Sandion is stomping with dinosaurs and hears a story about a very shy dinosaur called Maggie.

Introduction
Key vocabulary: dinosaurs, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, Brontosaurus, prehistoric, swamp, egg, extinct, bones, ancient.
Sound discrimination: Cat encourages the listeners to listen carefully and to recognise and identify various sounds: jungle sounds, dinosaurs roaring, stomping sounds. Cat then invites the listeners to join in with stomping, stamping dinosaur actions and loud roaring sounds, chomping dinosaur teeth as we listen or sing along.

Song – The big dinosaurs go stamp (Tune – ‘The wheels on the bus’)
The big dinosaurs go stamp, stamp, stamp,
Stamp, stamp, stamp,
Stamp, stamp, stamp,
The big dinosaurs go
Stamp, stamp, stamp,
All day long!

The fierce dinosaurs go roar, roar, roar,
Roar, roar, roar,
Roar, roar, roar,
The fierce dinosaurs go
Roar, roar, roar,
All day long!

The baby dinosaurs go stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
The baby dinosaurs go
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
All day long!

The hungry dinosaurs go chomp, chomp, chomp,
Chomp, chomp, chomp,
Chomp, chomp, chomp,
The hungry dinosaurs go
Chomp, chomp, chomp,
All day long!

Story time: The very frightened dinosaur
Once upon a prehistoric time… Cat introduces the story about a baby dinosaur that is too afraid to come out of her egg. Cat encourages the listeners to listen carefully and find out what changes her mind…

Use props such as pictures, puppets or toys to introduce the characters - eg six eggs, six small dinosaurs, one big dinosaur.

On retelling, encourage the children to make the dinosaur sounds, stomping and growling, chomping on food, splashing and cheering.

Cat encourages the children to curl up like a ball and imagine that they are curled up tightly inside an egg. They then slowly move one arm to push the eggshell and crack the egg open, a little more and a little more. Until finally they can burst out of their egg and sing the dinosaur song once more.

Download Teacher's Notes (pdf)
document
Download episode (mp3)
audio
Song video: 'Dinosaurs'

Play next

My busy body
audio
Pets
audio
At the seaside
audio