Imagination Library Book Activity for Mine-O-Saur

Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryBOOK 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.

  1. What do you know about dinosaurs?
  2. Have you ever played with someone who didn’t share? How did that make you feel?
  3. What do you do when your friends aren’t sharing?
  4. How do you share with your friends?


  1. [After the first two pages] Do you think the dinosaurs are excited about seeing Mine-O-Saur?
  2. Why did Mine-O-Saur have to paint his project during snack?
  3. What does Mine-O-Saur make out of the blocks?


Try this activity to extend the book experience.

  1. Try making a collage with your child. Look through old magazines and newspapers for pictures of people sharing with each other.
  2. 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.

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