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Are your kids big dinosaur fans like mine are? If so, then make sure to check out the new dinosaur themed program Dino Dana, which premiers on Amazon Streaming on May 26th. I love shows that are both fun and educational and Dino Dana certainly fits into that mold. Additionally, I love that the lead character is a girl who isn’t afraid to be smart and show that learning–and Dino’s!–can be cool!
Combining live-action with CGI animation, the STEM-sational series features two sisters – a first for the franchise – along with 11 new prehistoric creatures.
The follow-up to the 2015 Emmy Award-winning series Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures, Dino Dana takes preschoolers on a whole new level of dinosaur adventures. Dana is a 9-year old girl who loves dinosaurs. Her life changes forever when she’s given a Dino Field Guide, which not only teaches her new things about dinosaurs, but gives her the power to imagine dinosaurs into real life. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino Field Guide, Dana (Michela Luci), a “paleontologist in training,” begins to see dinosaurs all around her, leading to plenty of action and adventure.
Each episode of the awe-inspiring series features illuminating facts about dinosaurs and applies them to kid-relatable experiences. Created by J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan,Annedroids), the series is executive produced by Sinking Ship partners Johnson, Blair Powers and Christin Simms with animation executive produced by Matthew J.R. Bishop.
To get ready for the kickoff of Dino Dana this week we made these fun Dinosaur paper plate spinner this week.
Dino Spinning Paper Plate Craft
For this craft, you will need:
- Paint (watercolors, fingerpaint, etc).
- Dinosaur stencils
- Paper plates
Start by having your child paint one paper plate. Let them have fun and really go to town painting. Make sure they use different colors.
While they are painting, trace and cut out a dinosaur on another paper plate. Two dinosaurs can fit on one paper plate if you choose.
Once the paint is dry, place the painted paper plate underneath the one with the cut out. Find the center and poke the brad through the two plates.
Now the kids can have fun spinning the plate to make their dinosaur change colors!
Check out this preview of Dino Dana and see for yourself and make sure to tune in to DINO Dana beginning May 26 on Amazon Streaming.