BOOK TITLE: Mine-O-Saur
AUTHOR: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
SUMMARY OF BOOK: The Mine-O-Saur has a problem with sharing. He takes the toys, snacks, and blocks and finally realizes those things are no fun without friends. When Mine-O-Saur learns to share, he gets the best thing of all: friends! Download this Activity Sheet in PDF
Ask questions and use what the child already knows to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.
- What do you know about dinosaurs?
- Have you ever played with someone who didn’t share? How did that make you feel?
- What do you do when your friends aren’t sharing?
- How do you share with your friends?
- [After the first two pages] Do you think the dinosaurs are excited about seeing Mine-O-Saur?
- Why did Mine-O-Saur have to paint his project during snack?
- What does Mine-O-Saur make out of the blocks?
Try this activity to extend the book experience.
- Try making a collage with your child. Look through old magazines and newspapers for pictures of people sharing with each other.
- Take time to make sock puppets together. You can each design your own dinosaur out of an old pair of socks. Ask your child to give his/her puppet a name – ask, why did you choose that name? You name your puppet and explain why you chose that name. Practice sharing with your puppets.
Compliments of: Rasmuson Foundation
This activity created by students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and used by permission of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.