STEAM | 19 August 2015Dinosaur Games Share article facebook twitter google pinterest We hope you’re enjoying Dinosaur Week at QuartoKids as much as we are! Now that we’ve learned all about the various species of dinosaurs – both historical and imaginary – let’s put our dino knowledge to the test and see how many dinosaurs we can locate in Spot the Dinosaur on the Island. In this dino-filled twist on the I Spy game, dinosaurs populate the imaginary Dinosaur Island, and the reader has to spot different objects and creatures in the vibrantly busy illustrations. Extra kudos goes to the reader who can spot the baby Tyrannosaurus Rex hiding on every page! Spot the Dinosaur on the Island also scatters fun, scientific facts about dinosaurs throughout the book so you can learn as you play. As we’re in the dinosaur mood, we’ve thought up some fun dinosaur games and activities to make spotting the dinosaur even more fun: One of the defining characteristics of the Triceratops was the big frill around its head that protected it from its enemies. Sport your own Triceratops frill by making a paper crown (instructions here) and coloring it a scaly green, an intimidating indigo, or any other shade of your imagination! Known as the fastest dinosaur (it’s name translates to “speedy robber”), the Velociraptor used its speed to outrun predators. Hold a race to find the speediest friend amongst your playgroup. Whoever runs from start to finish in the shortest amount of time gets to be Velociraptor for the day! Because dinosaurs lived so long ago, their bones have turned to stone underground. These dinosaur remains are called fossils. Have your parents bury some “dinosaur fossils” in the backyard (interesting shells or plastic figurines will do nicely), and pretend to be a paleontologist! You’ll need a plastic shovel for digging and a paintbrush for removing years of dust. Don’t forget to take pictures of your finds! Check out our Ancient Earth Journal to see what a paleontologist’s journal might look like. What dinosaur games can you imagine? Check out the excerpt from Spot the Dinosaur on the Island to see if you can find all the objects on the page: Welcome to Dinosaur Island Excerpted from Spot the Dinosaur on the Island The Supersaurus was one of the biggest dinosaurs. It was as long as ten elephants standing in a line! Can you spot the waterfall, the pink rock, the log, the dragonfly, and the yellow flower? The Pterosaurus flew in the sky above the dinosaurs. Some of them were as big as planes! Can you spot the green legs, the fir tree, the mountain, the blue spider, and the red beak? Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.