~I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider and received a copy of Walking With Dinosaurs for review as well as the assets in this post. Opinions and stories are my own.~
My youngest was never really into dinosaurs until he saw Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special that was a part of the original Walking With Dinosaurs BBC series that this film is named after. There is this opening sequence where it almost feels like you are flying over the world and his eyes would get so big. He actually sat frozen through the whole Special and since has started learning different types of dinosaurs from his books. I knew from the moment I saw the previews for Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie that he would absolutely love it!
Dino fans of all ages will be ‘herding” to get their own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, releasing on Blu-ray™ and DVD March 25th. This movie is known for it’s explosive visual achievements and bringing dinosaurs back to life! The gigantic voice talents of Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise) and John Leguizamo (Ice Age franchise) take you on a thrilling prehistoric journey the whole family will enjoy! In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a playful Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi — embarks on the biggest adventure of his life. As he tries to find his place in a spectacular world filled with fun-loving friends and a few dangerous foes, Patchi will discover the courage he needs to become the leader of the herd…and a hero for the ages.
Walking With Dinosaurs on Blu-ray comes out on March 25th and while we are patiently waiting to see the movie, I thought I’d share some educational printables that are perfect for home, school or educational facilitators. If your child is into dinosaurs or it’s a lesson plan for the kids, these would make for a great addition!
Did you know?
- A stegosaurus was twice as heavy as a car, but had a brain only as big as a kitten?
- Dinosaurs were not alone! Alphadons were small mammals, similar to possums, that roamed the earth with dinos!
- Some believe that the Tyrannosaurus rex might have had feathers!
- Pachyrhinosaurus (the kind of dinosaur Patchi was) means “thick nose reptile”, probably named for the pad of bone it had on its face, instead of horns or a brow!
- Carnivores are believed to have lived to be about 30 years old, while herbivores lived even longer than that!
The first one is called Team Dinosaur and it has kids choose to draw or color their dinosaur, do research on Walking With Dinosaurs of their favorite ones and even how to plan a skit!
Along with the Skit Activity, you can make your own Dinosaur Costumes with masks and dinosaur feet as well as use the comic strip to help plan out your acitivity!
For other Educational Materials for Parents & Kids, check out the Activities Section on Walking With Dinosaurs. I’ll be sharing some Easter Fun with Walking With Dinosaurs soon, including how to make Dinosaur Eggs and your own Dinosaur Egg Hunt! Until then, you can find more information about Walking With Dinosaurs on the website and follow along with the adventure on Facebook and/or @WalkWithDinos on Twitter.
Purchase: You can pre-order Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie on Blu-ray Combo until March 25th for $24.99 on Amazon.
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