Excellent Bible-based resource for teaching about dinosaurs!
Apr 28, 2009
The Wonders of God's World Dinosaur Activity Book by Earl & Bonita Snellenberger is the perfect resource for teaching your elementary-age children about dinosaurs. If it is used during family reading times, it would interest almost everyone in the family.
The book is a Bible-based textbook and activity book all-on-one. I found the text extremely interesting and discovered many things I didn't know about dinosaurs and fossils. The text explains what a dinosaur is, how fossils were formed, and how paleontologists reconstruct dinosaurs from fossil fragments. It explains how scientist can misinterpret fossil evidence and provides examples of specific instances where mistakes were made. It also discusses dinosaurs in history, both actual and mythical.
Activities in the book include mazes, puzzles, dot-to-dots, crossword puzzles, tangrams, and coloring pages. Some activities involve making a finger puppet or putting together paper models. Children who like to cut, color and paste and make their own booklets will love these activities.
My only objection to the book is that the author does not allow teachers and parents to make copies of the worksheet pages for their students and/or children. You would have to purchase a separate workbook for each child. This will only discourage honest teachers and parents on a budget from purchasing the book for classroom use. If you fit this case, I recommend writing to the publisher and asking permission. Perhaps they will give it!
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Kids adore dinosaurs - and this latest release from author and illustrators Earl and Bonita Snellenberger is a HUGE activity book filled with them! Featuring a variety of puzzles, games, and other challenging activities, each page is designated with its age range, making it simple to be used by family members big and small - a great value, providing hours of fun. Kids will enjoy learning about some of the most popular - and most unusual - dinosaurs in this book chock-full of information about "those terrible lizards" - and a creative child's greatest delight!
About the Author Earl and Bonita Snellenberger share their love for nature and science with children of all ages through their beautifully illustrated books. Both graduates of Herron School of Art of Indiana University, they write and illustrate children's books together at their woodland art studio. They have created a number of unique, fun, and educational projects. In addition to their work as authors and illustrators, Earl is a Professor of Art at the University of Indianapolis, and Bonita is a fine arts painter who cares for a variety of animals and pets at the small farm they share. Both bring the beauty and wonder of the natural world to life in their work.