Dotty the Dinosaur
Dotty the Dinosaur loved to eat
Things like lettuce and string beans.
That is why her dinosaur skin
Was colored a lovely GREEN.
One day she saw some cherries
And ate them all that day.
Later, Dotty the Dinosaur
Turned bright RED they say.
Dotty just loved colors,
So the next day she ate two
Bushes filled with blueberries
And turned the color BLUE.
The next day she saw some grapes
And ate them on the spot.
Then Dotty turned quite PURPLE
From her bottom to her top.
Next she ate a banana;
It made her feel quite mellow.
And wouldn’t you know it, next thing
Dotty turned bright YELLOW.
Then she ate some juicy orange,
Just a little slice.
And when Dotty turned ORANGE she thought,
“Isn’t this quite nice?”
Credit: Miss Jaime’s Library Journeys
I’ve used this story so many times that my regular kids like to come up to the flannel board and tell it for me. A crowd favorite
I’m doing this under quarantine (Facebook Live) today so I changed my flannel pieces into puppets. I’ve found it’s too hard to fit the flannel board into the screen with me.
This is simply a version of Simon Says done with a dinosaur puppet instead.
Triceratops (Sung to Three Blind Mice)
Look and see. One, two, three.
Count with me. One, two, three.
Triceratops has three big horns.
That’s the way that he was born.
One, two, three. One, two, three.