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What do you tell kids about dinosaurs?

What do you tell kids about dinosaurs?

Dinosaurs were the main animals on Earth for more than 150 million years. They were lizardlike reptiles. Some of them were the largest and scariest creatures that ever walked on land. The word dinosaur comes from Greek words meaning “terrible lizard.”

What kids can learn from dinosaurs?

They learn about earth, life, and the natural world These incredible and fascinating creatures teach children more about how species come to be, disappear, adapt, and survive. An interest in dinosaurs also helps children understand the earth’s timeline and appreciate that amazing things existed long before they did.

What does the dinosaur eat?

Some dinosaurs ate lizards, turtles, eggs, or early mammals. Some hunted other dinosaurs or scavenged dead animals. Most, however, ate plants (but not grass, which hadn’t evolved yet).

How many teeth do dinosaurs have?

Some dinosaurs, like Ornithomimus and Gallimimus, did not have teeth. On the other end of the spectrum, Tyrannosaurus rex had 50 to 60 solid cone-shaped teeth as big as bananas. Hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs, had the most teeth: up to 960 cheek teeth! Dinosaur teeth were replaceable.

What did dinosaurs drink?

Floodplain dinosaurs slurped from local rivers, while forest dinosaurs drank water rich in minerals that had circulated through the rocks, picking up volcanic salts on the way.

Do dinosaurs sleep?

It makes you wonder, though: did dinosaurs sleep at night? Most dinosaurs slept at night just like our current animal kingdom. There were some nocturnal dinosaurs that would hunt at night, but the majority of dinosaurs would be awake during the day.

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What was the first dinosaur for kids?

You probably think of dinosaurs as giants, but the first dinos were pretty small. Some of the earliest ones we know about were called Herrerasaurus and Eoraptor. The Erorapter was about 3 feet tall and weighed around 20 pounds.

What should I teach my 4 year old about dinosaurs?

When teaching a dinosaur preschool theme, it’s even more important to provide hands-on activities. Offer plenty of dinosaur toys. Create dinosaur small worlds for pretend play or use a “dinosaur skeleton” in a sensory bin. Make fossils in play dough.