Make your own preschool dinosaur theme with these fun dinosaur activities. With this collection of dino activities, you’ll have everything you need to build a complete dinosuar learning theme for preschool or kindergarten!
Preschool dinosaur activities and kindergarten dinosaur activities are so much fun, and kids will have a blast learning about letters, numbers, and dinosaurs themselves.
Dinosaurs are always one of the favorite subjects of little girls and boys, so this dinosaur theme will definitely be a hit with your class!
Check out our full list of thematic units for more ideas on early learning themes.
If you need more hands-on activity ideas, try creative STEM activities, fun math activities, or unicorn activities. Find even more dinosaur themed activities here!
THE BEST DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY YEARS
This list of dinosaur activities will keep kids learning in a fun and hands on way. In this collection of dinosaur activity ideas, you’ll find activities for learning math, science, letters, and fun crafts. Take the learning even further with dinosaur books that you can read to your class during dinosaur week.
There are even enough fun dinosaur activities to last for several weeks, so even if your school does learning themes for a month, you’ll find enough ideas to keep the theme alive all month long.
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TIPS ON DOING DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES WITH KIDS
Kids love dinosaurs. There is almost something innate to kids that make them love these giant creatures from the past. Even though only a few dinosaur-related species exist today, learning with and about dinosaurs keeps things fresh and exciting in the classroom.
The best way to make your activities go smoothly is to plan ahead. Know what activities you will do each day, and if you’re going to go full dinosaur or if you just want to work in one dinosaur themed activity a day during your other regular lessons.
Look for activities that are easy to do in a group setting if you’ll be doing these activities with a large class. There are a lot of fun activities out there that are a little harder in a group setting.
The dinosaur activity ideas in this list are designed to be done with groups of kids, but you know your kids best. If you think they won’t be able to handle a project as a group, try something a little easier.
Try to have fun and keep things simple where possible.
Before doing activities in the classroom, make sure you know how to facilitate the activity and have everything you need on hand for that activity before starting.
Have fun with your dinosaur activities!
DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Keep reading to find the complete list of fun dinosaur activities for kids!
Learning is always a blast with dinosaurs.
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DINOSAUR CRAFT ACTIVITIES
Try these fun dinosaur crafts in your class!
Papier Mache Dinosaur Nest // Crayon Box Chronicles
Frozen Dinosaur Eggs // Paging Fun Mums
Shape Dinosaurs // Little Family Fun
Handprint Dinosaur // Simply Learning Kids
Paper Plate Dinosaurs // The Craft Train
DINOSAUR SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Little science lovers will love these dino-themed science experiments.
Build a Dino // J Daniel 4’s Mom
Dinosaur Excavation // Little Bins for Little Hands
Hatch Dinosaur Eggs // STEAM Powered Family
How to Make Dinosaur Fossils // Learning 4 Kids
DINOSAUR LETTER ACTIVITIES
Dinosaurs are a fun way to make learning letters a lot more interesting.
Dinosaur Alphabet Maze // Learning Resources
Dinosaur Alphabet Matching // Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
High Frequency Words Dino Eggs // Rainy Day Mum
Beginning Sound Fossil Matching // Growing Book by Book
Dinosaur Writing Tray // The Imagination Tree
Dinosaur Letter Tracing // Modern Preschool
Dinosaur Printable Pack // Easy Peasy and Fun
DINOSAUR MATH ACTIVITIES
Math is a lot more fun when you can learn with dinosaurs!
Dinosaur Tanagrams // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Digging for Dinosaur Bones // The Imagination Tree
Dinosaur Counting Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
Dinosaur Math Worksheets // Pre-K Pages
Dinosaur Math Activities // Living Life and Learning
DINOSAUR SENSORY ACTIVITIES
Try these dinosaur sensory activities with your kids today! They will have a blast!
Dinosaur Sensory Bin // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Dinosaur Sensory Swamp // Teaching Mama
Play Dough Dinosaur Eggs // Pre-K Pages
Dinosaur Sensory Bottle // Simple Play Ideas
Dinosaur Scrubbing // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Dinosaur Small World // Little Bins for Little Hands
DINOSAUR BOOKS FOR KIDS
Don’t miss this fun collection of dinosaur books for kids. Kids will love these amazing dinosaur books!
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs!My Big Dinosaur BookOh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Dinosaur! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-UpNational Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, Second Edition
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