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D is for Dinosaur Lesson (Crafts, Activities, Science & more!)

Learn the letter d with this fun d is for dinosaur lesson featuring these fascinating, prehistoric animals! From a cute letter d craft, to fossil cookies, measuirng with dino feet, pasta dinosaur skeleton, digging up dinosaurs, and d is for dinosaur worksheet Рwe have a LOT of  dinosaur activities! Use these dinosaur activities preschool in your upcoming dinosaur theme preschool to make learning fun! So read on to see all the fun ideas in this toddler, pres-k, kindergarten, and preschool dinosaur theme.
Learn the letter d with this fun d is for dinosaur lesson featuring these fascinating, prehistoric animals! From a cute letter d craft, to fossil cookies, measuirng with dino feet, pasta dinosaur skeleton, digging up dinosaurs, and d is for dinosaur worksheet - we have a LOT of  dinosaur activities! Use these dinosaur activities preschool in your upcoming dinosaur theme preschool to make learning fun! So read on to see all the fun ideas in this toddler, pres-k, kindergarten, and preschool dinosaur theme.

D is for Dinosaur

This is a fun, hands on d is for dinosaur unit is filled with ideas for learning about dinosaurs preschool with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. So set aside an epic day or a whole week and dive into this cute dinosaur theme! From dinosaur activities preschool to clever preschool dinosaur crafts Рwe have lots of ways for kids to learn and explore with these mammoth creatures from long ago! Kids especially love digging into the dinosaur sensory bin. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рyou will love these ideas. Use them at home, in the classroom, or as a supplement to your homeschool curriculum.

D is for Dinosaur Letter Craft for Preschoolers

D is for Dinosaur Craft

We made a letter ‚ÄúD‚ÄĚ Dinosaur out of craft foam. We have been making one of these for every letter and are putting them on our chicka chicka boom boom tree. If you are looking for a quick print and go version, you can get print our free printable alphabet crafts with a capital D is for Dinosaur letter craft for kids to color, cut, and paste

Dinosaur Excavation Sensory Bin

Dinosaur activities preschool

The kids had a great time in our Dinosaur Excavation Bin! I used moon sand as the main substance, but you could easily use a DIY Cloud Dough. I buried the same dinosaur skeletons we’ve been using, used them to make fossilized impressions, and to let the kids excavate. The kids had goggles, hammer/pick, and a brush to brush the dinosaur out. This was a BLAST and kept the kids thoroughly engaged for hours!

Fingerprint dinosaur craft

D for dinosaur craft

Tinker Bell (28 months) made a Brachiosaurus using her fingerprint. Tomake this EASY dinosaur art for toddlers, dip your finger in our green ink pad and go along the pencil lines I had lightly drawn for her. She thought it was great fun and was so proud of the picture she made!

Dinosaurs Teach about Measurement for Preschoolers

Dinosaur Math

We read How Big was a Dinosaur by Anna Milbourne that does a great job of helping Preschoolers visualize how big dinosaurs were with the help of a cute little penguin named Pipkin.  At the back there is a pull out poster (seen below) that show different dinosaurs next to things kids recognize today like people, trees, bus, etc.

Make your own Dinosaur Feet Activity

D for dinosaur

Then we made our own Dinosaur feet to stomp around in. I cut T-rex feet (left) and Stegasaurus (right)  feet out of cardboard from a box we had on hand. Then the kids painted the feet. I cut slits in the feet to stick ribbon through to tie the kids feet to the dinosaur feet and tada!  We had so much fun trying to walk around in the HUGE dinosaur feet and then measured distances around our house in Dino feet.

Dinosaur fossil snack for kids

Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

As part of our Dinosaur Unit we made these simple and fun Dinosaur Fossil Cookies. You can use cookies in a log, sugar cookies, or the peanut butter recipe we used. Our simple peanut butter cookies take only 3 ingredients to make and are super yummy too!

Mix 1 egg, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1 cup sugar. Drop on cookie sheet. Use a glass to flatten the top. Press a dinosaur into the cookie to leave the fossil behind. Bake cookies at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing. We also made Dinosaur Track Cookies too!

Dinosaur fossil snack for kids How to make dinosaur fossil cookies for kids dinosaur fossil cookie recipe

Arent’ our dinosaur footprint cookies¬†so cute! They were a FUN, yummy snack!

flannel board play

letter d dinosaur craft

e used our dinosaur flannel set to act out stories together.

pasta dinosaur kids activity

Dinosaur pasta skeleton

Next up Minnie (Preschool) made dinosaur skeletons using pasta. We used the free Dino Fact Cards , dinosaur skeletons, liquid glue, and pasta (spaghetti, rotini, large shell, small shell, and elbow). I think they came out so cute!

Free dinosaur worksheets for kids Free dinosaur worksheets for kids

Dinosaur worksheets Preschool

The girls did some learning activities from the dinosaur worksheets preschool. This HUGE pack contains a variety of math and literacy skills for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners to learn their letters and numbers with a fun dinosaur theme!

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Dinosaur printables

If you are looking for other fun, free dinosaur printables to make learning fun with a dinosaur theme you will love these resources:

dinosaur math worksheets  dinosaur activities  dinosaur fossils for kids dinosaur sight words

D is for dinosaur worksheet

A to Z Letter Find Worksheets Playdough Letters Looking for a fun abc printable to help kids learn their alphabet letters, learn vocabulary, and work on phonemic awareness. These hugely popular alphabet hats are a great way to introduce students to the letters in the alphabet from A to Z. There is a different hat to make for each letter - perfect to go with a letter of the week program for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, and kindergartners. Kids need lots of practice tracing letters to improve handwriting! These super cute,  free printable alphabet worksheets are a handy tool for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, or first grade students. With these alphabet worksheets children will get the practice writing alphabet letters they need to write letters A to Z. Simply print pdf file with free alphabet worksheets and you are ready to practice upper and lowercase tracing letters.

FREE Alphabet Printables

Looking for more abc printables for kids? You have tons of free alphabet printables

alphabet coloring pages free-printable-alphabet-worksheets-1 Printable alphabet crafts Have fun learning you’re ABCs with this super fun, free printable pirate worksheets. This pirate alphabet learning activity is a great for your toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age  students to learn their alphabet letters. On each of the pirate theme abc worksheets is a treasure map to find and color the clipart with the beginning sound featured on the alphabet workheet, alphabet tracing by the pirtae skull and crossbone flag, and find the letter by the treasure chest. This alphabet activity is such a fun, no prep way to learn letters from A to Z. Simply print the pdf file for this preschool pirate theme printables that requires no prep work whatsoever. 

Alphabet Activities for Kids

zoo animal crafts Teaching kids about famous artist Monet with this fun Monet art projects. This  easy-to-make tissue paper craft makes a beautiful Monet Art Project for Kids that will brighten up any room while helping to explore a famous artists for kids while having fun creating beautiful art, slowing down to appreciate the pretty things around us, and learning to express themselves too. This art projects for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. handprint alphabet Printable alphabet crafts

Crafts Ideas for Kids

Looking for more craft projects for kids? Check out these fun ideas!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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