I love using these manners dinosaurs to teach polite behavior to young kids. Each dinosaur has a name that represents their attributes such as Stingy Stego, Angryosaurus, Yellingdachtyl and Happyosaurus. There is a story you can tell about the dinosaurs. I usually customized my story to help teach behavior that was an issue with that particular group. Pokeyceratops was rarely slow but would poke and tickle and bother his friends.
I printed the dinosaurs onto colored card stock and then laminated them. Happyosaurus was printed onto tie dye scrapbook paper. Visit Executive Homemaker for a free pdf file of the dinosaur pattern and story.
Since I love books here are a few that tie in with the dinosaur manners lesson.
What are your favorite ways to instill manners in children?