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If you have a preschooler that is interested in dinosaurs, why not take that interest and turn it into a dinosaur preschool theme in your homeschool!
Dinosaurs are pretty fascinating, aren’t they? My middle son was enthralled with all things dinosaur when he was a preschooler. We gathered books, puzzles, and plastic dinosaurs galore!
Whether he was trying to name them, memorize facts about them, or just using his imagination playing with his dinosaurs, he would be engaged for hours.
Incorporate what your kids love into their lessons, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a life-long learner!
Dinosaur Preschool Theme
You can incorporate multiple areas of learning into your unit study with these dinosaur activities for preschoolers.
The activities below include math, literacy, science, arts & crafts, and more! How will you ever choose where to start?
Dinosaur Math Activities for Preschool
Dinosaur Counting Dominoes | Kids will love this twist on a classic game. Count the spines on the dinosaurs’ backs as they play dominoes. Simple Fun for Kids
Dinosaur Shapes and Colors | Print out the game boards and instructions, and your little ones will have so much fun they won’t know they’re learning! One Creative Mommy
Dinosaur Number Maze | This is a great outdoor activity that will help preschoolers work on number recognition and number order. Or, you could print out these dinosaur number mazes for the preschoolers to do indoors. Inspiration Laboratories
Dinosaur Counting Grid Game | This grid game will have kids practicing counting from 1 – 20. Life Over C’s
Clothespin Dinosaurs | Print out some numbered dinosaurs and clip the correct number of mini clothespins to their packs. School Time Snippets
Dinosaur Literacy Activities
Dinosaur Alphabet Mazes | Similar to the number mazes above, this activity will help preschoolers focus on letter identification and letter order. Simple Fun for Kids
Spelling Practice Activity | Excavating letter tiles to spell out spelling words will have kids begging to practice their spelling words. There’s Just One Mommy
D is for Dinosaur | Kids will love turning the letter D into a one-of-a-kind dinosaur. The Letters of Literacy
Dinosaur Emergent Reader | This dinosaur emergent reader is fun for kids to read, color, and share with others. The Kindergarten Connection
Dinosaur Letter Tracing | Here’s a great busy bag that encourages kids to practice letter formation, letter recognition, and letter sounds without actually writing anything. Modern Preschool
Dinosaur Science Activities
Hatching Baking Soda Dinosaur Eggs | Add a little chemistry to your homeschool day with this fun baking soda and vinegar activity! Steam Powered Family
Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Icy Excavation | Frozen icy dinosaur eggs are sure to be a hit as you add this simple science activity to your dinosaur lessons. Little Bins for Little Hands
Dinosaur Dig Excavation Activity | With two ingredients and some warm weather, kids can excavate some dinosaurs just like an archeologist. Mom Inspired Life
Dinosaur Skeletons | Save your empty cardboard tubes. Then, use them construct a dinosaur skeleton. Your Modern Family
Make a Dinosaur Tooth | Help your little ones create a mold, and then use it to make a plaster dinosaur tooth. MPM School Supplies
Dinosaur Sensory Activities
Dinosaur Playdough | This invitation to play includes sand dough, plastic dinosaurs, plastic trees, pebbles, driftwood, and more. Fantastic Fun and Learning
Dinosaur Oobleck | I love oobleck! It’s such an amazing sensory activity as it goes from a solid to a liquid state and back again. Throw in some dinosaurs and nature items, and preschoolers can have hours of fun. Squibbles and Bubbles
Sensory Play with Dinosaurs | This is a great activity for little fingers to explore. It contains multiple sensory materials and, of course, plastic dinosaurs. Simple Fun for Kids
Dinosaur Sensory Bin | This easy sensory bin will keep kids occupied for hours! Fun with Mama
Dinosaur Crafts and Art
Dinosaur Handprint Art | Handprint art is my favorite to do with little ones. Not only is it fun for preschoolers, but they make great keepsakes, too. Try this dinosaur handprint art with your little ones. Red Ted Art
Dinosaur Soap | This homemade soap is just the thing you need to encourage little boys to wash their hands! Red Ted Art
DIY Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils | Kids will love helping to make a batch of salt dough. Once it’s ready, they can make their own dinosaur fossils. The Gingerbread House
Easy DIY Dinosaur Feet | With this tutorial, kids can turn old tissue boxes into dinosaur feet. Then, they’ll be stomp stomping around like dinosaurs. Rainy Day Mum
DIY Paper Dinosaur Hat | Kids will work on their fine motor skills while building their very own paper dinosaur hat. Combine this hat with the feet above, and your kids can let their imaginations run wild! Paper and Glue
Dinosaur Hands-On Activities
Build a Dinosaur | I love these colorful dinosaurs, and the “My Dinosaur” journaling page is a great place for preschoolers to record information about their creations. Sunny Day Family
Dinosaur Egg Matching Quiet Activity | These felt eggs will keep little ones busy as they match the same colored tops and bottoms. Teach Me Mommy
Build a Dinosaur (#2) | Use construction paper or craft foam shapes to build dinosaurs. Little Family Fun
Roll a Dinosaur Movement Game | Help your little ones burn off some pent up energy by rolling the dice and moving like various dinosaurs. To Be a Kid Again
Dino Slime | If you’ve got kids who enjoy making and playing with slime, they’ll love combining a batch of slime with their favorite toy dinosaurs. Pickle Bums
Dinosaur Matching Cards and Coloring Pages | These pages are designed to use alongside My Visit to the Dinosaurs by Aliki. But, they can be used on their own, as well. The Wise Owl Factory
Dinosaur Matching Game for Toddlers | Here’s a fun dinosaur-themed activity that focuses on colors and color words. Simple Fun for Kids
Dinosaur Preschool Printable Pack | This preschool pack contains activities that focus on math, literacy, and hands-on learning. Fun with Mama
Dinosaur Pom Pom Mats | Kids can focus on colors, motor skills, and one-to-one correspondence as they fill up each of these pom pom mats. Artsy Craftsy Mom
With so many amazing dinosaur activities for preschool, where will you start?