teaching resource

Where is the Dinosaur? - Positional Words Velcro Book and Interactive Activity

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  16

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  PK - 1

Practice using position words (prepositions) with this combination match-up activity and differentiated worksheets.

Perk up Your Lessons with Our Directional Words Dinosaur 

Where is that cute little dinosaur?!

Challenge your kindergarteners to figure out whether their new friend is going over, inside, around, between and more!  

To create your DIY positional words book:

  1. Print the book and word cards on cardstock. 
  2. Cut out the word cards. 
  3. Slip the book pages into clear sleeves and assemble them in a 3-prong folder or binder.
  4. Attach velcro pieces to the blank squares in the book and on the back of each word card.
  5. Place the word cards on the bottom of the corresponding pages.

Students look at the pictures and attach the correct location word in each box to complete the sentences.   

If you’d prefer a digital option, use our interactive Google Slides to drag and drop the appropriate directional words into place.

Through this activity, students will observe and describe the location of one object in relation to another. 

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource for students to review independently or during group work as an ELA lesson about prepositions or even a science lesson about force and motion.

Support struggling students and challenge learners who are catching on quick by changing this activity in the following ways:

Below-Level: Limit positional words to two choices.

Above Level: Use only the word cards (no pictures). 

Plus, check out these suggestions for using this activity in other ways! 

🛴 Scoot Activity

Place the printed book pages around the room in numerical order and assign students or pairs to a starting point. Depending on their abilities, students can either use a numbered sheet of paper to record their answers or discuss with their partner which word belongs. Give students time to review the page and record their answers. Students will rotate to the next page when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point.

💻 Remote Teaching

With an interactive Google Slides version of this resource, no student has to miss out on the fun! Simply use Google Classroom to share this activity so students can complete each directional word sentence from the comfort of their home learning area! (Users must be in Edit mode to fill in the worksheets digitally.) 

Don’t forget to download this activity’s accompanying differentiated worksheets!  

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This downloadable resource is available as a:

  • PDF book with cut out cards in two versions: one with pictures and words and one with just words
  • Interactive Google slide version

Use the dropdown on the Download button to select your preferred version. Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. 

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