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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 – 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.
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 – we 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 – you 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

Letter D Dinosaur

We made a letter “D” 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 sensory bin

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

Dinosaur art for toddlers

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

Dinosaur Activitiy for Preschoolers

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

Flannel Dinosaur Play

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

pasta dinosaur kids activity

Pasta dinosaur 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!

dinosaur-color-by-number dinosaur worksheets Dinosaur Bones Punctuation Game

Dinosaur Activities for 2nd Grade

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

About the author

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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