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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Paleontologist, Paleontologist, What Do You See?

I don’t exactly remember where I got the idea for this Flannel Board, even though it was just this past spring. Of course it is a spin-off of Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, but as I was searching the internet to make sure I gave credit where credit was due, I found a similar version called “Dinosaur, Dinosaur, What Do You See?” on Little Book Lane’s website: So, if anyone else has seen this somewhere – I will be happy to give the proper credit.

Paleontologist, Paleontologist, what do you see?
I see a green Stegosaurus looking at me.

Stegosaurus, Stegosaurus, what do you see?
I see a purple Brachiosaurus looking at me.

Brachiosaurus, Brachiosaurus, what do you see?
I see a red Pteranodon looking at me.

Pteranodon, Pteranodon, what do you see?
I see a yellow Triceratops looking at me.

Triceratops, Triceratops, what do you see?
I see a blue Apatosaurus looking at me.

Apatosaurus, Apatosaurus, what do you see?
I see an orange Tyrannosaurus Rex looking at me.

Ahhhhh- a Tyrannosaurus Rex!!!

I was informed during story time that I had the Apatosaurus and Brachiosaurus either mixed up or named wrong. I did do some searching to make sure I had everything correct (because we all know 5 year olds know more about dinosaurs than we do), and I thought I had it right, but I guess I need to look into it again. You could use any dinosaurs you want, although I have a PDF with the patterns for the six dinosaurs I used and could e-mail it to anyone who wants. I simply searched for dinosaur clip art and then traced and modified them a little so they looked like they all went together. All the dinosaurs have a piece of Velcro on the back so they stick right to the flannel board. I also wrote the name of each dinosaur on the back, and in the case of the Pteranodon, the phonetic spelling. Hope everyone enjoys!


Char'sWEB said...

This is so cute! I would love the pdf if you are able to send it via email.
Thousand Oaks Library

Alison said...

Thanks Charlotte, I will forward the PDF to you. - Alison

Amy said...

This is off-topic... but I personally can't wait for the Rhyming Dust Bunnies tutorial. Long story, but, these will be the perfect surprise gift for the mayor of my city!

Amanda G said...

I love this! Will you please send me the pdf? My email address is agoldson at

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Alison said...

Amanda - I have sent you the PDF!

Jenn S. said...

Hi Alison!!
This is so cute. I would love to have a copy of the pdf. We'll be doing a dino storytime in November, and the kids would love this!! We surely miss you at YCL.
Jenn S.

Miss Pippi said...

Adorable dinosaurs! Thank you for sharing! I would love your pdf if you're willing to share.

Leah said...

Hi, love your flannel story. Could you send your PDF file to me also?

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this pdf file for my class of three year olds. My email address is

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would love to have your flannel story also. It will really come in great use for our summer reading program. Could you send your pdf file to me. Here is my email
Thanks so much Kelly

Anonymous said...

If you could send me the file, I would love to use it this summer.

Anonymous said...

if you could send me the dinosaurs for the paleontologist song it would be fabulous.
thank you

Anonymous said...

I would love the PDF for this if you can send it to a

the children will love this!

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the PDF files of the dinosaurs? Thank you very much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Would you kindly send me the off for these dinosaurs if you still have it? Thank you so so much!