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Do you have a preschooler who loves DINOSAURS? If so, you’re going to love these simple dinosaur activities!

My girls love when I pull out our toy dino figures so in our home a dinosaur theme is always a good idea!

I’ve created this FREE dinosaur activity plan so that YOU have some fun and easy to prep ideas that are great for preschool and pre-k!

No printing or cutting needed, just take a peek at this plan and GO!

GRAB THE SIMPLE DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES PLAN HERE!

Related: Check out ALL the FREE Simple Activity Plans so far!

Take a peek at each activity below the print the FREE one page download and stick it on your fridge for easy reference. Do one activity a day or pick and choose just when you need something to engage your littles1

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LITERACY: DINO ALPHABET GAME

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On a large sheet of paper sketch a simple game board. Label each spot with a letter. On one end draw a volcano and on the other end draw a grassy picture. Have each child pick a toy dino game piece and set it on the volcano “start” side. Roll a die, move that many spaces, and identify the letter. Goal is to save your dino from the volcano! Who can make it there first? When your child lands on a letter invite them to name the letter, say its sound, and even think of a word that begins with that letter.

MATH: DINOSAUR EGG COUNT & PUNCH

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Cut out various colored paper ovals. Label each oval with number or addition/subtraction fact. Give your child a hole puncher and have them punch holes to represent each number.

Find our favorite easy squeeze hole punchers here!

FINE MOTOR: DINOSAUR TAPE RESCUE

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Toss a few plastic dinosaur figures in the bottom of a bin. Put strips of masking tape across your bin creating various lines. Give your child scissors and have them cut the tape to save the dinosaurs.

MESSY PLAY: DINOSAUR JELL-O RESCUE

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Set plastic dinosaurs and rocks in the bottom of a cake pan. Cover with liquid Jell-O mix then let set in the fridge. When ready, set the pan on a towel and pair with tweezers and cups. This is seriously such a fun dinosaur themed activity! The Jell-O adds such a fun cold texture and I’m sure your kids will love it just as much as mine!

CRAFT: PAPER PLATE DINOSAUR

easy dinosaur craft

Who’s ready for a one plate craft?1 This dinosaur paper plate craft is super easy to make and looks so cute! Cut a paper plate in half. Take one half of the plate and cut out a dinosaur head, tail, and legs. Glue the dinosaur pieces to the other half of the plate (dinosaur body) – legs along the straight edge. Decorate and add a dinosaur face.

Got Dinosaur Plastic Figures? Here are a few more ways to use them!

dinosaur activities for kids
  • Sort by Size or Color
  • Measure the Height of Each 
  • Toss them in a Water Bin
  • Pair them with Blocks
  • Use them as Counters for Math Activities

So what do you think? Are you ready to add some of these simple dinosaur ideas to your week? Which one is your favorite?

GRAB YOUR FREE DINOSAUR SIMPLE ACTIVITY PLAN HERE!

dinosaur activities for kids

If you’re like me and wanting some fun printable to go along with these simple ideas I have a set of Pre-K Dinosaur Themed Centers and Activities that you might just be interested in. I love printing out these hands-on math and literacy centers and adding them to our themed learning shelf. This resource makes planning a full week of dinosaur fun, EASY! Check out the post here to learn more.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-K INSECT CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES

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