THE BIG, TOUGH, FAST, TYRANNOSAURUS
Sam Houston Area Council
into four groups. Assign each group a part and explain the responses. Be
sure to practice before starting the story.
TRICERATOPS: Rumble, Rumble, Rumble
Boom, Boom, Boom!
Once upon a time, there was a young
TYRANNOSAURUS. He thought that he was the biggest, toughest. fastest
dinosaur in the world. One day, he decided to see the world. He saw a great
big herd of TRICERATOPS. The TYRANNOSAURUS lumbered up to the herd, but the
TRICERATOPS all aimed their sharp pointed horn at him. He said, '`Excuse me
very much," and he wandered off. The TYRANNOSAURUS lumbered on until he
came to a cliff with a flock of PTERANODONS flying above it. He ran after
the PTERANODONS but the PTERANDONS were too fast and they easily flew away.
The TYRANNOSAURUS lumbered on a little further until he came to a great gray
wall and bumped up against it. A voice said, "Who bumped into me?" A head on
the end of a HUGE snake-like neck poked over the big gray wall and said,
"Oh, hello there, little Tyrannosaurus, 1'm GIGANTOSAURUS, the biggest
dinosaur of them all." After seeing the TRICERATOPS and the PTERANDODONS
and the CIGANTOSAURUS, he no longer thought that HE was the biggest,
toughest, fastest dinosaur of them all. But he DID think that he was the
biggest, toughest, fastest TYRANNOSAURUS of them all!
into four groups.
Assign each group
a part and related action.
Pterodactyl: Wave arms and
Jerry: Atta Boy!
Bird: Tweet, tweet
Teacher: Look there!
“BIRD watching’s a
great sport” said JERRY’s TEACHER, Mr. BIRD. “Sport, my foot,” thought
JERRY, “boring and dull most likely.” That night JERRY had a dream.
JERRY was sitting
in his classroom, listening to his TEACHER, Mr. BIRD, but wait.. . something
isn’t like it should be! Why am I sitting on a rock? Why is my classroom
cold like a cave? Mr. BIRD said “Class dismissed, watch out f or the
PTERODACTYLS, they are flying over the mountains for the summer.”
JERRY moved away
from the rock desk, toward the mouth of the cave. Stepping out into the
sunlight, he stopped, trying to get his bearing, everything was so strange.
No school busses, no playground, no streets. “What’s going on here?” said
Then a shadow
passed over JERRY’s face. Looking up he saw a humongous flying creature.
High above him was a dark-winged thing. Mr. BIRD had run up behind JERRY and
his classmates. “Hurry! Back into the classroom!” Mr. BIRD yelled. But
JERRY, like most of the boys, was running the other way. Out in the glade he
ran. There he stopped and looked up at the sky. Many dark shapes were high
overhead; huge creatures, flying and squawking to each other.
“My word,” said
JERRY. “Those are PTERODACTYLS!” No sooner had the words left his mouth than
one bird spotted him. Down it swooped, grabbing JERRY in its claws and flew
away with him over the mountain.
yelling and the PTERODACTYL dropped him. He fell down, down, down...to land
with a thump. As he hit, he woke up to find himself on the floor wrapped up
in his bedclothes so tightly he couldn’t move.
The next morning
JERRY was sitting in his “regular” classroom listening to Mr. BIRD discuss
BIRD watching. “Whew” said JERRY, “BIRD watching sure can be dangerous,
especially when you’re watching PTERODACTYLS!”
Santa Clara County Council
Have the audience repeat the words and
Going on a
dinosaur hunt. (Slap thighs)
And I'm not
afraid. (Point to self)
There's a tall
mountain. (Look with hand over eyes)
Can't go under
it. (Move hand down)
Can't go around
it. (Move hand around)
Guess I'll go over
it. (Reach hands as if climbing)
river. (Hands over eyes)
Can't go over it.
Can't go under it
Guess I'll swim
across it. (Move arms as if swimming)
There's some tall
Can't go over it
Can't go around it
Guess I'll go
through it (Slap hands up and down in front)
There's a cave!
Can't go over it
Can't go under it.
Guess I'll go in
It's dark and
spooky in here (Shake)
It's cold in
here! (Wrap arms around self and shiver)
I feel some
scales (Pretend to rub something)
I feel some big
teeth! (Pretend to touch something)
OH! It's a
Run out of the
cave (Slap thighs)
Go through the
Swim across the
river (Move arms as if swimming)
Climb the mountain
Open the door
Jump into bed
head with arms as if hiding under a blanket)
I went on a
dinosaur hunt And I wasn't afraid!