Chansons et Comptines

Songs and Poems


A Dinosaur at the Door

Would you open the door

To a dinosaur?

Would you open it wide and say, "Hi"?

Would you welcome him in?

Would you say with a grin,

"I'm so terribly glad you came by?"


If you did, you might find

That it pays to be kind,

For a dinosaur makes a great pet.

They're big, and they're fun,

They go "thump" when they run,

And they don't mind if you

Get them wet!

So open your door

To a big dinosaur,

And welcome him into your home.

Give your parents a shock,

Be the first on your block

With a home where the dinosaurs roam!


~Helen H. Moore

Crazy Dinosaurs

Five crazy dinosaurs
Cleaning up the floor.
One got swept away
And then there were four.

Four crazy dinosaurs
Chased by a bee.
One got stung
And then there were three.

Three crazy dinosaurs
Playing with some glue.
One got stuck
And then there were two.

Two crazy dinosaurs
Out for a run.
One fell down
And then there was one.

One crazy dinosaur
Acting like a hero,
Went to save the others
And then there were zero



La queue du stégosaure fait swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish.
La queue du stégosaure fait swish, swish, swish, toute la journée

Les cornes du tricératops font toc, toc, toc, toc, toc, toc, toc, toc, toc.
Les cornes du tricératops font toc, toc, toc, toute la journée.

Les dents du tyranosaure font grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr.
Les dents du tyranosaure font grr, grr, grr, toute la journée.

Les pattes du diplodocus font tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.
Les pattes du diplodocus font tap, tap, tap, toute la journée.

Les dinosaures

Les dinosaures, les dinosaures

Herbivores, herbivores

Se nourissent de feuilles,

Se nourissent de feuilles,

Et de plantes, et de plantes

Les dinosaures, les dinosaures

Cernivores, carnivores

Se nourissent d'animaux,

Se nourissent d'animaux,

Ils aiment la viande, ils aiment la viande


Isidore le dinosaure

Refrain :
Isidore le dinosaure
Tout le monde ici t’adore
Isidore dis-nous encore
Des histoires de dinosaures.

Tes amis les plus forts
Sont les tyranosaures
Mais tu aimes encore plus
Les grands diplodocus
Tu vivais il y a longtemps
Au temps de grands volcans

Tu étais très heureux
Dans ce monde vert et bleu
Mais tu nous a quittés
Y’a des millions d’années
Tu vivais il y a longtemps
Aux temps des grands volcans

Aujourd’hui tu reviens
Dans nos livres et refrains
Tu as traversé le temps
Dans les rêves d’enfants
Tu vivais il a longtemps
Aux temps des grands volcans

Dinosaur Recipes to Try at Home

Make a dino nest by melting butterscotch, Peanut Butter, or Choc. chips and chow-mein noodles. Drop in muffin tins or just shape on wax paper
Make Peanut Butter Playdough by mixing equal amounts of Peanut Butter and Nonfat dry Milk and a little honey (about 2 TBS for 1 cup of each of other 2 ingredients) and shape into eggs. Yum!
Put coconut you have colored green in the bottom of a cupcake holder. Place a powder sugar donut hole on top. Stick a gummy dinosaur coming out of the donut hole and you have a dinosaur nest.
Stegosaurus Salad Mix together twigs: 5-7 stick pretzels leaves: 3-5 lettuce leaves grass: handful of sprouts hot lava: spoonful of dressing.  Eat and keep an eye out for Tyrannosaurs Rex.
Quaker now makes instant oatmeal with "Dinosaur Eggs" in it. When you add the hot water the "eggs" melt and reveal tiny little dinosaurs! The kids LOVE it!
Buy a box of ice cream cones and have your child bite off the tip. Let the him or her drizzle squeeze frosting in red, orange, and yellow for "lava" coming down the sides. Set the volcano in chocolate pudding (for the land) and add gummy dinosaurs around the base.

Dinosaur Facts

  • The oldest dinosaur types are about 230 million years old.

  • Paleontologists now have evidence that dinosaurs lived on all of the continents.

  • Dinosaurs were reptiles. Reptiles are a group of animals that includes lizards , snakes , turtles , dinosaurs , and in some classifications, birds.

  • Most dinosaurs were herbivores (plant-eaters).

  • The only remains of the dinosaurs are fossils. The pigmentation (the color) of dinosaurs' skin is not preserved in the fossils, so no one knows what color they were. A good guess is that dinosaurs may have had coloration similar to that of modern-day reptiles.

  • The biggest dinosaurs were sauropods; they were gigantic, slow moving, tiny-headed, plant-eaters. The Supersaurus is the largest land animals ever discovered, it was about 134 feet long (41 m) long.

  • The smallest dinosaurs were just slightly larger than a chicken. The smallest dinosaur yet discovered was Compsognathus, a chicken-sized, carnivorous dinosaur from the Jurassic period.

  • Approximately 700 species of dinosaurs have been named.

  •  Dinosaur lifespans probably varied in length from tens of years to hundreds of years.

  • Some dinosaurs ate lizards, turtles, eggs, or early mammals. Some hunted other dinosaurs or scavenged dead animals. Most, however, ate plants (but not grass, which didn't exist  yet).

  • Dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago.

  • There are a lot of theories about why the dinosaurs' extinction occurred, but a widely accepted theory is that an asteroid 4-9 miles (6-15 km) in diameter hit the Earth  about 65 million years ago. The impact would have penetrated the Earth's crust, scattered dust and debris into the atmosphere, and caused huge fires, volcanic activity , tsunamis, severe storms with high winds and highly acidic rain .






un dinosaure


un reptile


les moyens de défences


une corne


une armure


un bec


une griffe


un paléontologue


un fossil


une théorie




un bipède








un quadrupède


un carnivore


un herbivore


un prédateur


la proie


  Activities to try at home


For a great fossil use small dinosaur figures and Crayola Magic. Give the children a small round ball, have them flatten it and press the dinosaur into the mold. When dries, its a great "plaster fossil".

A variety of uncooked pasta pieces (spaghetti, egg noodles, rotini, etc.) can be glued to black construction paper to make awesome dinosaur skeletons!

To make a dinosaur egg nest take a paper bowl, and press a thin layer of brown play dough all over the edges. Place moss, and leaves in the bowl. Paint Styrofoam eggs, or blown eggs in nest. The kids should paint the eggs. We places one broken egg shell in each nest so it would look like one dinosaur crawled away already. Some of the children pretended that an Oviraptor ate the egg. The nest will dry out in a day or so.

Cerealosaurus Trace a brontosaurus on light green construction paper. Child then glues cereal on dinosaur. After it dries, it is fun to paint

Make a paper Mache dino egg. Stuff a balloon with a small baby dinosaur figure. Then blow the balloon up and tie a knot in it. Your child will put the paper Mache on the balloon. Let it dry and then paint it green with black and brown speckles on it. After this, pop the balloon.  After they crackthe egg open they will be very surprised to find a baby dino!