Energizers! Energizing with the Dinosaurs

This clapping chant is fun for K–3 students anytime, but especially when they’re studying dinosaurs! Called “Dino Dinner Chant,” it’s from Energizers! 88 Quick Movement Activities That Refresh and Refocus, by Susan Lattanzi Roser.

Dino Dinner Chant

Practice saying the chant together before trying it “for real.” As you chant, clap hands on thighs to keep a steady beat.

Allosaurus!
Stegosaurus!
Apatosaurus too!
They all went out to dinner
At the dinosaur zoo.
Along came a waiter called
Tyrannosaurus Rex
He gobbled up their table
’cause they wouldn’t pay their checks!
They wouldn’t pay their checks!

Variations: Try using different dinosaur names.

Get tips for teaching and using energizers in Susan Roser’s book, Energizers! 88 Quick Movement Activities That Refresh and Refocus.

Tags: Engaging Academics, Movement, Science

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