“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
Young children will be able to relate to Arlo. Arlo has been afraid of everything since he was born. He has two siblings, Libby and Buck. He was the runt of the three. Libby and Buck are successful on the farm, but Arlo’s timid nature causes him to have trouble adjusting to farm life.
Henry, Arlo’s father, tries to build up Arlo’s courage and gives him a task to help boost his confidence and self-esteem. He puts him in charge of guarding their silo. He helps Arlo set a trap. It catches a cave boy, but Arlo doesn’t have the heart to kill him. Instead he sets him free. Henry is disappointed in Arlo. He decides to take Arlo with him to catch the cave boy.
During their journey, Arlo and Henry get caught in a flash flood. Henry saves his son, but he is swept away and dies. After his father dies, Arlo finds alone. He becomes more responsible on the family farm. One day he spots the cave boy in the silo. He chases the cave boy, and they both fall into the river. This time Arlo is swept far away from his home. He must find the courage to face his fears and find his way home.
Save the date and head out to see the Good Dinosaur. Until than enjoy the Good Dinosaur activity pack. Print, color and enjoy. Print the activity sheets here.