So we love to read, and spend quite a bit of time doing so every day. In fact my toddler loves to read so much that I get a little…bored of reading the same books over and over again. So last week I picked up a book I found at a garage sale and brought it home, and my little one was engrossed, he loved it! It is a fun toddler book about some very energetic dinosaurs that are having a dance, with lots of fun rhymes and expressive, colourful pictures. We read Saturday Night At The Dinosaur Stomp many times over the course of the day and later on we did a fun activity to go with it that I think all of you would really enjoy, we made our own dinosaur feet to stomp around with! This is a simple toddler activity that they can help with that will result in a stomping good time! You will need:
cardboard (preferably thicker)
We started by drawing our version of some dinosaur feet on some old cardboard I found laying around. I cut it out with scissors and it was time to paint. I made them fairly small so that my little guy could easily stomp around in them without tripping all over the place.
We painted on some red paint and let it dry before adding another coat to brighten up the colour.
Next I brought out some ribbon and cut a two small holes in the sides of the heel area, threading it through the bottom so both ends came out on top.
Then I added some Velcro strips to the ribbon to secure it to the foot, putting the scratchy strip facing upwards so it wouldn’t irritate his foot. Then they were ready for play! I secured them to the little mans feet and put on some music. He took a few test steps and soon was stomping all over the living room while giggling away.
June 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm
Super adorable! My son loves dinosaurs and this would be a fun project to do with him! Pinning 🙂
June 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Haha, little ones just love dinosaurs! I hope he has a great time stomping around!
June 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm
Very cute ideas! I know my tots would love this!
June 6, 2014 at 11:08 pm
I hope they do!
June 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm
This is a wonderful idea to go along with the book. My 3yo loves dinosaur and I bet he’d love stomping around in ‘dinosaur shoes’.
June 7, 2014 at 1:26 am
I’m so glad you like it!
June 7, 2014 at 3:12 am
What a cool idea! My two year old daughter will love it ! Thank you for sharing!
June 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm
I’m so pleased! I hope she has a good time with it!
June 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm
These dino feet are so cute! I have to try this with my little ones.
June 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm
I hope they like it!
June 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm
This looks so fun! I made dinosaur feet from tissue boxes but they quickly fell apart – these look sturdier!
June 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm
Thank you, I used a fairly thick card board and they seem to be holding up so far. I love the added toenails on yours!