Are you looking for dinosaur themed ideas? Check out this collection of dinosaur activities for kids I’ve collected from around the web. You’ll find ideas for literacy, math, science, pretend play and more! Affiliate links are included in this post.
Dinosaur Activities for Kids
Dinosaur Literacy Activities
Dinosaur Alphabet Mazes – Use your dinosaurs to practice letter recognition and letter sounds with these fun maze ideas I shared on the Learning Resources blog.
Practice matching upper case and lower case letters with this dino babies letter matching game from Rainy Day Mum.
You’ll love this dinosaur themed high frequency word game also from Rainy Day Mum.
The beginning sounds fossil matching activity from Growing Book by Book is a fabulous idea. Go on a fossil hunt while practicing letter skills!
Kids will love the hide and seek aspect of this dinosaur alphabet matching activity from Pre-K Pages.
Make a dinosaur alphabet board game. Such a playful way to practice identifying letters and their sounds. Find the details over at Mom Inspired Life.
Draw dinosaur tracks to practice beginning letter sounds with this activity from Glittering Muffins. It’s a great way to get kids moving and learning.
The dinosaur swamp sensory writing tray from The Imagination Tree is a wonderful way to practice letter formation or writing words.
Dinosaur Math Activities
Dinosaur Number Maze – Take your dinosaurs outside to play. Can you help them make it through the number maze?
You’ll also love these paper dinosaur mazes to practice number recognition and sequencing, counting, even numbers, letter recognition, and alphabetical order.
Use your dinosaur toys to answer these dinosaur math questions from Rainy Day Mum.
How do dinosaurs count to ten? This counting activity from Pre-K Pages was inspired by the book by Jane Yolen.
The Montessori-inspired dinosaur math ideas in this post from Living Montessori Now include making a dinosaur on a hundreds chart, graphing dinosaurs, and solving dinosaur word problems.
Make dinosaur tangrams. Sugar Spice and Glitter has the instructions.
How big is a dinosaur? Try this measuring dinosaurs activity from Math Geek Mama to find out!
Set up these 4 dinosaur math stations for preschoolers to practice counting and measuring. The Educators’ Spin On It has the details.
Dinosaur Science Activities
Can you build a trap for dinosaurs? This activity was inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. The dinosaurs set a trap for Goldilocks. We thought it would be fun to build a trap outside for the dinosaurs
Dinosaur Woods – A Conservation Lesson for Kids – The animals in the story are about to lose their forest home. They come up with the idea of building a dinosaur to save it. After reading the story, challenge your kids to build a LEGO dinosaur and create conservation posters of their own.
Can you rescue the dinosaurs from ice? Check out the ice egg dinosaur activity from Preschool Powol Packets.
Use dinosaur replicas to learn more about dinosaurs in this Montessori-inspired dinosaur activity from Living Montessori Now.
Challenge your kids to build a dino with this STEM activity from JDaniel4’s Mom.
Want to build a dinosaur with LEGO? The LEGO website has instructions for DUPLO bricks.
Dinosaur Pretend Play and Movement Activities
Play this dinosaur gross motor movement game to get kids moving like dinosaurs. This game uses a spinner to choose the movements. The OT Toolbox has the details.
To Be a Kid Again has a Roll a Dinosaur Movement Game that uses a printable cube to tell kids how to move.
Take your dinosaurs outside and build a dinosaur garden for them. The small world is perfect for lots of storytelling and pretend play. See the idea at The Imagination Tree.
Create a dinosaur small world with sand and play dough like Craftulate.
This dinosaur sensory bin from Fantastic Fun and Learning is full of little details that will make dinosaur playtime extra special.
These DIY dinosaur eggs from Mama Smiles will make a great addition to your pretend play.
Take dinosaur play on the go with this dinosaur travel tin from Little Worlds.
You also have to check out Little Worlds’ dinosaur small world video. It’s a brilliant way to create an inviting small world with laundry!
What are your favorite dinosaur activities?
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