What child doesn’t love dinosaurs? Kids love them, and they’ll love this dinosaur matching game printable that helps develop visual discrimination skills!
This fun preschool pack is the perfect tool for helping little ones work on critical skills in a fun and engaging way. Kids will have so much fun with these printable dinosaur activities for preschool.
The best thing about these free preschool printables is that they double as an educational tool. Your kids will have so much fun playing the games, they won’t even realize they’re working on important skills.
Dinosaur Matching Game
Not only are these dinosaur matching cards and activity sheets easy to prepare, but they will help your kids work on their visual discrimination skills.
To start, print the matching pages on cardstock. I recommend laminating them for durability to make these preschool activity pages reusable. Kids can draw lines to match the dinosaurs with dry erase markers.
Print the memory matching game pages on one-sided scrapbook paper. This will prevent the images from showing through.
To use the shadow matching activity pages, have your child draw a line from the colored image in the top row to its shadow match in the bottom row.
If you’ve laminated the pages, kids can use dry erase markers to draw the lines. If not, just use pencil or marker to match the dinosaurs.
To play the memory matching game, print the pages on one-sided patterned paper. Cut the cards apart, and lay them facedown on the table.
Have preschoolers turn over two cards at a time. If the cards match, the kids keep the match and take another turn. If they cards don’t match, the turn the cards back over and their turn ends.
Play until all cards have been matched.
Preschool matching games are a great way to work on visual discrimination with little ones. They have to pay close attention to detail to make matches.
One way you can alter the matching game for younger children is to leave the cards face up. Have kids choose a card and search for its match. Play alternates until all cards have been matched. There is no “winner” in this version.
DINOSAUR BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool dinosaur books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs – This book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? – All little dinosaurs love to get presents, and this new board book will be an immediate favorite. From birthday hats to Ceratosaurus-sized cakes, America’s young readers will laugh out loud as the celebration moves from “bad” birthday behavior to just the right amount of silliness and sharing.
Count the Dinosaurs – There’s a whopping 17 picture packed puzzles in this book; some focus on counting a particular attribute (i.e. all the dinosaurs with spots), while a number of puzzles ask you to count two sets of different colored dinosaurs to work out which outnumbers the other.
Young dinosaur fans will love these dinosaur books for preschool. These fiction picture books are perfect for engaging young readers.
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These dinosaur printable activities are dino-mite! Your preschoolers will love practicing math and literacy skills with their favorite dinos.