TriceraTOTs Preschool Program

TriceraTOTs

Our popular pre-K and Kindergarten in-person program is offered monthly* at the Martin G. Lockley Discovery Center location near Red Rocks Entrance 1.

 
 

Pricing is $5 for participating children. Accompanying children under 2 years are free if they won’t be participating in the craft. No charge for adults.

 

 
 
 
Diane Seymour

Upcoming TriceraTOTs Sessions

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month* at the Martin G. Lockley Discovery Center for fun 30-minute craft and story time sessions!  Advance online registration is required. Two sessions are available at 9a.m. and 10 a.m.

*No sessions in January or July

All programs meet at the Martin G. Lockley Discovery Center just inside Entrance 1 to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre:   17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO 

2024 TriceraTOTs Schedule

February 10: 3D Printing with Sand Valentines
Did you know that you can make 3D art with glue and sand? Similar to how crystals form in caves with water and minerals, we’re going to make shapes out of sand for our valentines this year!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

March 9: Dinosaur Bead Art
Create a bead dinosaur friend for today’s fun craft! Everyone needs a beadie buddy to take home!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

April 13: Everyone Needs a Rock
Probably the easiest pet to take care of, we’ll create our own pet rocks and learn about the rocks we’re taking home!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

May 11: Compost in a Bottle
Let’s learn about composting, and make a little composting terrarium of our own! You can take it home and add your own worms, isopods (rolly polly), and other critters, or even create a bigger composting bin for your house!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

June 8: Walk Like a Dinosaur
For this activity, we’re going to get messy! Wear old clothes that are okay to get painty, because we’re going to make our own trackways just like the dinosaurs did 100 million years ago!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

August 10: Feeding the Dinosaurs
To prepare our local living dinosaurs for fall, meaning our wild bird friends, we’re going to create some pinecone bird feeders using wild bird seed!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

September 14: Popsicle Stick Dinosaur Puzzle
We’ll create a fun dinosaur matching puzzle using popsicle sticks!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

October 12: Trace Fossils in Clay
Dinosaur Ridge is famous for the dinosaur tracks, worm burrows, and leaf impressions – which are all trace fossils. We’ll create our own trace fossils out of clay for this fun activity!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

November 9: Paper Plate Snakes
In November, our wild snake friends are getting ready to den for the winter. Let’s make some beautiful paper plate snakes for our craft to send them off for a good winter hibernation!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

December 14: Dinosaur Snowglobes
As winter sets in, let’s create some decorative dinosaur snowglobes to celebrate the season!
9 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20
10 a.m. Session Availability: 20/20

 

TriceraTOTs Videos

Check out the Facebook TriceraTOTs video library for fun activities you can do at home. Templates and instructions for specific projects are listed below.

Activity: Shadow Dinosaurs

Supplies: Butcher paper, markers, dinosaurs

Activity: Making Mary Anning

Supplies: Clay or Playdough, stencil, butter knife

Activity: Dinosaur Eggs

Supplies: Plastic eggs, baking soda, vinegar

Activity: Dino in a Jar

Supplies: Small dinos, environment props, jar

Activity: Shadow Art

Supplies: Butcher paper, markers, dinosaurs

Activity: Polar Dinosaurs

Supplies: Polar dinosaurs, “Snow”, water and container, rocks, little trees, grass, ponds

Activity: Pinecone Stegosaurus

Supplies: Pine cones, salt dough (Salt Dough Fossils), markers

Salt Dough Fossils

Supplies: Small plastic dinosaurs, flour, salt, warm water, measuring cups, and spoons

Dinosaur Ornament

Supplies: Construction paper, White glue, Glue sticks, Glitter glue, Popsicle Sticks, Cotton balls, Feathers, Kids’ scissors, Pencils, Crayons, Pom poms, Buttons

Dinosaur Wreath

Time to craft a dinosaur wreath for the door of your choosing!

Template: Dinosaur Wreath Template

Supplies: Paper plates, scissors, crayons,  and glue,

Turkey-dactyl

Is your Thanksgiving turkey a living dinosaur?

Supplies: Construction paper, White glue, Glue sticks, Glitter glue, Popsicle Sticks, Cotton balls, Feathers, Kids’ scissors, Pencils, Crayons, Pom poms, Buttons

Shape-a-saurus

Learn your shapes while having fun crafting a geometric dinosaur!

Template: Shape-a-saurus Template pg. 1 |  Shape-a-saurus Template pg. 2

Supplies: Printer paper, pencil, glue, scissors, googly eyes (optional: crayons, markers, feathers, stickers, tissue paper, paint, glitter, pom-poms)

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