June 7, 2023

Dinosaurs Week Morning Riddles (6-7-2023)

by Chompers

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Can you figure out which dinosaurs our riddles are about?

Where to Listen



>> RACHEL: Good morning, and welcome to Chompers! Your morning and night tooth brushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and make little circles with your brush around each tooth. 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 BRUSH!


>> RACHEL: It’s Dinosaur Week on Chompers, and today we’ve got some riddles to get you guessing. 

Ready for your first one?

I mostly look like bones

And you can find me in the ground

I could be a great discovery

You’ll learn lots when I am found!

What am I?


>> GROUP: A Fossil

>> RACHEL: A Fossil! 

Fossils are one of the ways scientists learn about plants and animals of the past. I’ll tell you more about it after you Switch you brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth... 


>> RACHEL: -and make sure you brush your molars in the way back. 

Fossil’s can be bones or eggs or even a footprint that gets stuck in the earth and buried over time. 

Sometimes those things get covered up by the dirt or mud...


>> RACHEL: -and stay buried for hundreds of millions of years. Over time, more and more mud and dirt covers the fossils, and the bones end up deeper and deeper in the earth. 


>> RACHEL: We may find these fossils by accident, but some people go fossil HUNTING to try to find them! 

Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth...


>> RACHEL:  -and give your tongue a brush too.  


>> RACHEL: Ready for your next riddle? 

I’m the type of scientist 

I spend all my time with rocks

I dig up lots of fossils

To see what secrets they unlock!

What am I? 


>> KIDS: A paleontologist! 

>> RACHEL: A Paleontologist.

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth...


>> RACHEL: -and brush your front teeth too. 

A Paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils. We know about what happened on earth before humans were around because of paleontologists! By studying fossils, rocks, and things that get trapped in the earth, paleontologists learn about what dinosaurs ate... 


>> RACHEL: -how big they were... 


>> RACHEL: -and how they protected themselves! 

One famous paleontologists was named Mary Anning, and she discovered a lot of dinosaur fossils in England! 



>> RACHEL: That’s all the time we have this morning, but we’ll be back tonight with more dinosaur riddles. Until then...

>> KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit! 


>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.