Lesson Plan

Lesson Topic/Subject: Dinosaur Dig
Teacher of Lesson: Emily Maki
Level: Kindergarten
Approximate Time: 10 minutes/group


  1. The students will know the process of performing a dig.
  2. The students will display one to one knowledge of numbers.
  3. The students will illustrate a three dimensional object on paper.
  4. The students will know that different bones correspond to different parts of the body.


  1. "Dinosaur Dig" investigation booklets
  2. Pencils
  3. Boards to write on
  4. Bucket with water
  5. Paper towels
  6. Plastic dinosaur bones
  7. Sand
  8. Sand Table
  9. Paper plates
  10. Garbage can


  1. The teacher will tell the students that they will be paleontologists and they will search for dinosaur bones.
  2. The students will be given a designated space to dig after being shown the tools and given a plate to keep at their feet which they will put their founded bones on.
  3. The students will perform their dig.
  4. Students will rinse hands in bucket of water and dry with paper towels.
  5. Children will sit with investigation booklets on top of writing board with a pencil.
  6. Children will fill out their booklets.
  7. Children will discuss what bones they think go to which part of the body.


  1. Children will perform the dig successfully by using the tools in the correct manner in the sand table.
  2. Students will count their bones and display their number in their booklet.
  3. Students will draw or trace their dinosaur bones into their booklet.
  4. Students, through discussion will describe the different parts of the body that they think their bones come from.


  1. How did the activity go?
  2. What part of the activities need revisions?
  3. Is any reteaching necessary?

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