To develop an appreciation for movement and dinosaurs.
1) Recite the poem with the students.
2) Have teams of student develop movements that correspond with the poem.
3) Have the teams of students take turns leading the class with their own dino-movements.
"Pretend" (Action poem by Nancy Klein)
Spread your arms, way out wide,
Fly like a Pteranodon, soar and glide
Bend to the floor, head down low,
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago.
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree.
Use your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl.
Students will perform for another class.