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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Digging for Dinosaurs
Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 20, 2009 @ 10:11 am In Camp Wannalaffalotta,Family Fun,Summertime | 3 Comments
Today is the 40th anniversary of man’s walk on the moon. Check out last week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta  for all sorts of movies, books, and activities to share with your kids in honor of the lunar landing.
This week’s Camp W is Dino-themed. Dinosaurs seem to be every kid’s fascination. They’re pretend, but they’re real at the same time. My little guys have always been fascinated by them. Even when they’re not so little.
I realize that in making the following recommendations that there are differing views on the evolution/creationism/intelligent design question and that the debate enters the subject of dinosaurs. The resources I’ve listed below cover the range of opinions. Please use your good judgement as you decide which will be the best for your family. If you have a gem of a book or video, let us know in the comments.
Make library days a regular part of your summer. We usually choose one day of the week to make Library Day. Sometimes I’ll pack a sack lunch, then we can take our time, not hear rumbling tummies, and not succomb to fast food on the way home. Ask your children’s librarian to point you to the reference books, like A to Zoo . Your library should have a whole section on books about books. These are directories, organized by age, theme, and author, to help you find books your children might be interested in. Teachers know about these books, but I’m not sure all parents do. This kind of resource will help you help your children choose good books.
Picture Books and Easy Readers
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?  by Jane Yolen
Dinosaur Roar  by Paul and Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur Bob  by William Joyce
Sammy and the Dinosaurs  by Ian Whybrow
What Happened to the Dinosaurs?  by Franklyn M. Branley
The Magic Schoolbus in the Time of the Dinosaurs  by Joanna Cole
Dinosaurs  by Will Osborne
The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible  by Paul S Taylor
How to Draw Dinosaurs 
Fossils Tell of Long Ago  by Aliki
Sabertooths and the Ice Age  by Mary Pope Osborne
Digging Up Dinosaurs  by Aliki
Dinosaurs Before Dark  by Mary Pope Osborne
Get a Movie On!
Different families have different standards when it comes to movie viewing. Our standards may not be yours. Some of these are older and weren’t available in family review databases. Additionally, documentaries are often not rated. Please use discernment in choosing what your children will watch.
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It’s my hope that we will be on the road to joyful motherhood and that we’ll “laffalotta” this summer with our peeps.
Got a great DinoResource to share with us? Leave it in the comments!
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 these dinosaur party ideas: http://familyfun.go.com/parties/birthday/feature/famf0700bdayparty/famf0700bdayparty3.html
 a dinosaur diorama: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/activities/diorama/
 papier mache dinosaur bone: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/dinosaurs/dinobone/
 the dinosaur craft options: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/animals/dinosaurs/
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 a Brontosaurus burger: http://stolenmomentscooking.com/bronto-burgers/
 Dinosaur Eggs: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/32/Dinosaur-Eggs80113.shtml
 Dinosaur Ice Cream sandwiches: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,169,145183-251200,00.html
 lots of fun dinorecipes: http://www.alphabet-soup.net/dir7/dinorecipe.html
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