Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train

Classic in Jurassic, Jr.

Ages 3 - 5

It’s time for Troodon Town’s annual sporting event. Use measurement skills and build your comparative vocabulary while helping your favorite team win gold.

Games

  • Air Show

    Dinosaur Train

    Air Show

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Help the dinosaurs fly and glide to victory by following Mr. Pteranodon’s directions on where to land in relation to other objects.

    Learning Goals
    Estimate distance and use comparative vocabulary.

  • Dinosaur Dive

    Dinosaur Train

    Dinosaur Dive

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Cannonball! Fill up the swimming hole with water by choosing the right sized dinosaur to dive in and raise the volume of water to the correct target.

    Learning Goals
    Estimate volume based on the size of the dinosaur, and practice volume and measurement vocabulary.

  • Dinosaur Train:  Classic in the Jurassic Jr.

    Dinosaur Train

    Dinosaur Train: Classic in the Jurassic Jr.

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Sorting and Classifying

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Help Troodon Town get ready for its annual Classic in the Jurasssic Jr. sporting event. Use your measuring skills to build bridges, weigh food, and make sure the accommodations are just the right size for all the dinosaur athletes.

    Learning Goals
    Measuring lengths, using a balance scale, and sorting from shortest to tallest

  • Hydration Station

    Dinosaur Train

    Hydration Station

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Whew! All these games have the dinosaurs really thirsty! Fill up egg shells with water and dump them in the right sized watering hole to give the dinosaurs a drink.

    Learning Goals
    Match two different objects based on size.

  • Leaf Leader

    Dinosaur Train

    Leaf Leader

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    There’s a hungry dinosaur caught in the middle of this tug-o-war game! Balance the weight of the dinosaurs on each side of the tug-o-war rope to move the leaf in the middle and give the dinosaur a snack.

    Learning Goals
    Use a pan balance to compare weights and learn comparative vocabulary.

  • Opening Ceremony

    Dinosaur Train

    Opening Ceremony

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Grouping

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    It’s the beginning of the Classic in the Jurassic Jr.! Meet the dinosaurs competing in the games, and sort them by characteristics such as size, color, and what they like to eat.

    Learning Goals
    Sort and classify by one or two characteristics

  • Pinecone Pass

    Dinosaur Train

    Pinecone Pass

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Buddy has to throw the pinecone to his teammates to score a goal, but who should he pass it to? Follow Mr. Pteranodon’s directions and practice measuring distance to help the team win.

    Learning Goals
    Estimate distance, compare different distances, and use comparative measurement vocabulary.

  • Roarin' Relay

    Dinosaur Train

    Roarin' Relay

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Spatial Sense

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    The dinosaurs have to run, jump, and crawl through this obstacle course! Choose the right dinosaur to run through three different obstacle courses based on size.

    Learning Goals
    Compare the height and size of the dinosaurs and the obstacles.

Videos

  • Dinosaur Bridge

    Dinosaur Train

    Dinosaur Bridge

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Buddy has an idea for how to cross a raging river.

    Learning Goals
    Estimate distance and use comparative vocabulary.

  • The Biggest Dinosaurs

    Dinosaur Train

    The Biggest Dinosaurs

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Tiny and Buddy sing about the biggest dinosaurs and their features.

    Learning Goals
    Estimate volume based on the size of the dinosaur, and use comparative vocabulary.

  • Being a Big Dinosaur

    Dinosaur Train

    Being a Big Dinosaur

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Sorting and Classifying

    Description
    Tiny and Buddy observe the differences between big and small creatures.

    Learning Goals
    Estimating size, and using comparative language.

  • Stomp Your Feet!

    Dinosaur Train

    Stomp Your Feet!

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Grouping

    Description
    Buddy and Daphne compare the ways in which they are similar and different.

    Learning Goals
    Sort and classify by one or two characteristics.

  • Dinosaur Discoveries: Classification

    Dinosaur Train

    Dinosaur Discoveries: Classification

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Grouping

    Description
    Paleontologist Dr. Scott describes what the word classification means: dividing up creatures according to their features.

    Learning Goals
    Sort and classify by one or two characteristics.

  • Even Bigger Than T-Rex

    Dinosaur Train

    Even Bigger Than T-Rex

    Ages: 3 - 5

    Skills:

    • Measurement,
    • Spatial Sense

    Description
    Tiny and Buddy observe the differences between big and small creatures.

    Learning Goals
    Compare the height and size of the dinosaurs.

About the Show

DINOSAUR TRAIN embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and includes two 11-minute animated stories along with brief live action segments hosted by renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology.

Dinosaur Train © 2011 The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.

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