Do you have a dino fan in your house? Or perhaps you are you planning a dinosaur theme for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, or 2nd graders? You will love these super creative, fun, and engaging dinosaur theme ideas inluding dinosaur activities for kids, happy dinosaur crafts for kids, yummy Dinosaur Themed Food, and free dinosaur printables! Which ideas will you try first!
Do your kids love dinosaurs? Most kids are fascinated with these prehistorical animals that were so tall they dwarfed modern houses and are portrayed as both lovable creatures like The Good Dinosaur or The Land Before Time and fierce predators like in the Jurassic Park movies. Either way, learning about dinosaurs is both fun and educational. Plus kids can learn about paleontolgists who learn about dinosaurs by digging up fossils. For the past 6 weeks I’ve shared all our Dinosaur Activities to have a day or week-long dinosaur theme chaulked full of dinosaur printables, cute dinosaur crafts, engaging dinosaur activities, resources, and more! But just in case you are still looking for creative ideas for a dinosaur week, or dinosaur birthday party, here are over 50 fun dinosaur ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.
Dinosaur Activities for Kids
This bumper list of dinosaur activities preschool is full of lots of super fun ideas to keep kids of all ages busy. There are lots of dinosaur sensory play ideas, dinosaur small world ideas, gross motor ideas to get the kids moving, and lots more awesome dinosaur ideas and activities to try.
- Dinosaur Sticker Matching from 3 Dinosaurs.
This is a great hands on matching activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Glowing Dino Dig from Momma’s Fun World.
The kids will love this super fun glow int he dark sensory bin.
- Jello Dinosaur Sensory Bin from Royal Baloo.
This simple sensory bin set up is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Build A Dinosaur Garden from Megan Zeni.
Get the kids outside with this fun garden activity.
- Dinosaur Stack STEM Activity from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games.
Try this simple engineering activity with your kids.
- Dinosaur Activity Bin from Happy Hooligans.
Set up this dinosaur themed small world play for your kids.
- Dino Bath for Kids from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.
Dinosaur lovers will be happy to take a bath with this set up.
- Dinosaur Small World Play in a Suitcase from The Imagination Tree.
This portable dinosaur activity is perfect for traveling.
- Dino Land with Play Dough from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.
Make this mocha glitter playdough to add to some dinosaur play.
- Dinosaur Land Play from The Imagination Tree.
Extend your child’s interest in dinosaurs with this fun small world play.
- Green Goo and Dinosaurs from Blog Me Mom.
Use instant snow to make this super sensory play idea.
- Fossil Puzzles from Royal Baloo.
Make your own matching game with this clever dinosaur idea.
- Dinosaur Salt Crystal Experiment from Steamsational.
Grow crystals in dinosaurs! How cool!
- Magnetic Tile Dinosaur Puzzle from Happy Toddler Playtime.
What a cool way to use magnetic tiles!
- Dinosaur Dig from Motherhood on a Dime.
This clever idea uses real bones to make a dino dig.
- D is for Dinosaur Lesson by 123 Homeschool4Me.
Try one of these fun ‘D is for dinosaur’ ideas for preschoolers.
- Dinosaur Fossils from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
The kid will love making these sand and cornstarch fossils and excavating them while learning about being a paleontologist.
- Dinosaur Egg Fossils from Play Away.
This is another great recipe for making dinosaur fossils that you an excavate.
- Hatching Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs from Messy Little Monster.
This fizzy chemistry reaction is lots of fun with added dinosaurs!
- Dinosaur Eruptions Science Play by 123 Homeschool4Me.
Use basic chemistry to make an erupting volcano for your dinosaurs.
- Dinosaur Egg Small World Sensory Play from Finding Myself Young.
The kids will love cracking open real egg shells to find the dinosaurs inside!
- DIY Dino Bath Bombs from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
These bath bombs are fun to make and fun to watching fizzing in the bath and revealing the dinosaurs!
- Dinosaur Fine Motor Hunt from Best Toys 4 Toddlers.
Work on fine motor skills with this simple dinosaur activity.
- Stomping Dinosaur Gross Motor Dice from 3 Dinosaurs.
Get the kid stomping, roaring and moving with this fun movement game.
- Erupting Dinosaur Volcano Slime from Steamsational.
Recreate the extinction of the dinosaurs when you make you very own fluffy volcano slime.
- Taste Safe Muddy Dinosaur Sensory Bin from My Bored Toddler.
This activity involves messy play, and dinosaurs, what’s not to love!
- Dinosaur Bones Sticky Wall from Happy Toddler Playtime.
Kids will love this dinosaur themed sticky wall activity.
- Girls Dinosaur Birthday Party from 3 Dinosaurs.
There are lots of great dinosaur birthday party ideas here.
- Pasta Dinosaur Skeletons from 123Homeschool4Me.
The kids will love this fun dinosaur bone activity.
Dinosaur Crafts for Kids
Get crafty with this great list of dinosaur crafts for toddlers plus engaging dinosaur activities too. The kids will love making all kinds of themed dinosaur craft preschool to display around your home or classroom.
- Paper Mache Piggy Bank Dinosaurs from Red Ted Art.
The kids can keep their savings in these fun dino banks.
- Paper Play Dinosaur Crafts for Kids from The Craft Train.
Make 12 different dinosaurs using paper plates!
- Dinosaur Mailbox from Reading Confetti.
This is such a fun way to get mail!
- Fossil Craft from 123Homeschool4Me.
Make a cool fossil impression and plaster cast with this cool craft idea.
- Handprint Dinosaur from Red Ted Art.
Turn your handprint into a dinsoaur!
- Grass Head Dinosaur from Mother Natured.
Grow your own dinosaur, and then give him a hair cut!
- Egg Hatching Baby Dinosaur Kid Craft from Glued to My Crafts.
Which dinosaur will hatch out of your egg?
- Dinosaur Eggs from 123 Homeschool4Me.
Have fun making a giant dinosaur egg.
- Make Your Own Felt Dinosaurs from Living Life and Learning.
You can mix and change the features on these fun felt dinos.
- Tape Resist Dinosaur Bone Art from Pink Stripey Socks
This is such a fun dinosaur craft with gorgeous results.
- Egg Carton and Cupcake Liner Dinosaur Craft from Still Playing School.
Make these adorable dinosaurs with just a handful of craft supplies.
- Mini Dinosaur Garden in a Jar from Messy Little Monster.
The kids will love making their own mini dinosaur worlds!
- Handprint Dinosaur Craft for Kids from Fun Handprint Art.
Make this super cute stegosaurus craft!
- Cardboard Dinosaur Craft for Kids from Parenting Chaos.
These dinosaurs stand up on their own, making them fun to make and perfect to play with!
- Easy Cardboard Dinosaur Feet from Red Ted Art.
Make your own gigantosaurus dinosaur feet.
- Bubble Wrap Print Dinosaurs from In the Playroom.
Use bubble wrap to print dinosaurs in lots of different shapes and colors!
- Spatula Painted Dinosaur
Craft from Happy Toddler Play Time.
Dino lovers will have lots of fun creating these adorable dinosaur paintings.
- Dinosaur DIY Suncatchers from Simple Every Day Mom.
These dinos will look great decorating your windows!
- Popsicle Stick Dinosaur from Glued to My Crafts.
Grab some popsicle sticks and make this cute dinosaur craft.
- Pterodactyl Printable Craft from Learn Create Love.
The printable template makes this craft super fun and easy, there is also a brachiosaurus, T-rex, and triceratops.
Dinosaur Themed Food
These fun dinosaur snacks and recipes are perfect if you are hosting a dinosaur themed party, or as a fun treat. They are also a great hands on learning activity for any dinosaur themed learning unit.
- Dinosaur Krispie Treats from Mama Miss.
Turn classic rice krispie treats into roar-some dinosaur snacks!
- Dinosaur Snack from Motherhood on a Dime.
Mix ‘dirt’ with ‘crushed bones’ to make this fun treat.
- Digging for Dinosaurs Snack from Homeschool Preschool.
little dinosaur fans will love helping to make, and eat, this digging for dinosaurs pudding snack.
- Dinosaur Fossil Cookie from Almost Unschoolers.
The kids will love making this giant fossil cookie.
- How to Make Chocolate Dinosaurs from Mama Smiles.
Make these delicious chocolatey treats with your kids.
- Kiwi Fruit Dinosaur Eggs from East Amazing.
Everyone will love this simple, healthy, dinosaur themed snack.
- Dinosaur Cookie Puzzle from Almost Unschoolers.
Can you put the dinosaur cookie back together before you eat it?
- Molten Lava Volcano Cakes from Wants and Wishes Design.
This is the perfect cake for a dinosaur themed party!
- Easy Fossil Cookies from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
The kids will have lots of fun making these dinosaur fossil cookies.
- Dinosaur Bento Lunch from Easy Amazing.
Dinosaur lovers will be so excited to eat this awesome dinosaur themed lunch!
- Ice Cream Excavation with Chocolate Dinosaur Fossils from Lalymom
What a super fun dinosaur dessert idea!
- Dinosaur Fossil Cookies from Craftulate.
Your paleontologists need to excavate these cookies before they can eatthem!
- Footprint Dinosaur Cookies from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog’s Tails.
These easy to make cookies will be a hit with all dino lovers.
- Dinosaur Birthday Cake from Spaceships and Laser Beams.
This dinosaur cake is easy to decorate but looks really effective.
- Dinosaur Egg Rice Krispie Treat from Mess for Less.
This is a great dinosaur recipe to make with the kids.
Keep the kids busy with these fabulous free dinosaur printables and dinosaur worksheets. There are lots of print and go activities to make learning, crafting and having fun, quick and easy for all ages!
- Montessori Inspired Dinosaur Fun from PreK and K Sharing.
These great dinosaur printables that work for different ages.
- Montessori Dinosaur Activities from Living Montessori Now.
So many great printables to use with mini dinosaur figurines.
- Dinosaur Color by Number Worksheets from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games.
Have fun practicing number recognition with these dinosaur color by number sheets.
- Dinosaur Number Recognition Games from Preschool Play and Learn.
Kids will love this super fun, low prep, dinosaur number game.
- Dinosaur Ten Frame Addition from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
These dinosaur printables are a fabulous way to practice basic math facts up to the number 20.
- Dinosaur Worksheets from 123Homeschool4Me.
There are lots of great printables and worksheets in this huge dinosaur pack.
- Dino Bones Punctuation Game from 123Homeschool4Me.
This is a great way to help your kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children practice punctuation.
- Printable Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt from Play Party Plan.
This scavenger hunt is perfect for dinosaur themed birthday parties or just for fun.
- Free Printable Dinosaur Jokes from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Everyone will be roaring with laughter at this fun joke cards.
- Dinosaur Fact Cards and Writing Prompts from 123Homeschool4Me.
These free printables are great for sorting, matching, and learning all about dinosaurs.
- Dinosaur Themed Counting Mats from 3 Dinosaurs.
There are lots of fun ways to use these dino themed counting mats.
- Find the Letter Dinosaur Alphabet Fun from Preschool Worksheets and Games.
Make practicing learning lowercase letters fun!
- Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Page from Printable Crush.
All ages will love coloring this fun dinosaur page.
- Dinosaur Math Worksheets from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games.
Make math fun with these super cute dinosaur math worksheets
- Dinosaur Word Search Coloring Page from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Have a roaring time coloring and unearthing hidden words in this fun activity.
- Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Pages from Real Life At Home.
Thee are lots and lots of great dinosaur coloring pages in this printable set.
- Dinosaurs I Spy Printable from Parenting Chaos.
How many dinosaurs can you find with this fun printable.
- Dinosaur Sight Words Activity from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games.
This is such a fun way to practice sight words.
- Dinosaur Themed Writing Paper from 3 Dinosaurs.
Using this themed paper will make writing lots of fun!
With so many fabulously fun dinosaur ideas and activities for kids, every dino lover will be busy making, creating, playing and learning!
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- Did you know there is a national Dice Day on December 4th? Try these dice games for kids
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- Happy Birthday Donald Duck! Join in on the celebration this June 9th with these Donald Duck Day activities
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- Eat up on October 4th and celebrate Taco Day with these taco crafts
- Kids will love celebrating the largest living land mammal with these elephant activities to celebrate World Elephant Day on August 12th
- Mark your calendar for one of two donut days on June 7th and try these fun donut activities
- Celebrate Eric Carle’s birthday March 2nd with these hungry caterpillar crafts
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- The 2nd week of mark is Bubble week! Join in on the fun with these bubble activities
- Let’s hear it for National Popcorn Day on January 19th with these poporn crafts
- Stay in your pjs for the Festival of Sleep Day on January 3rd and try one of these pajama day activities
- Grab some candy and try one of these activities for National Candy Day on November 4th.
- Make one of these mad hatter hat ideas to celebrate Mad Hatter Day on Octoboer 6th
- Show your patriotism by celebrating Flag Day on June 14th with one of these flag day activities
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