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Making dinosaur tracks is so much fun for dinosaur fans! It’s also a great way to work on patterns and color mixing with preschoolers.
If you’re looking for a fun, albeit messy, activity that your dinosaur-loving toddlers and preschoolers will love, you’ve come to the right place! Add this to your dinosaur activities for preschool.
Here’s a fun dinosaur painting activity that is a lot of fun for toddlers and preschoolers to create. There is no right or wrong way to complete this art project.
Not only is this preschool process art project simple to set up, it’s just as easy to little ones to complete. I do, however, suggest using this activity in a small group or independent learning environment to control the mess.
Dinosaurs are what I call an “evergreen” theme. This means you can teach this theme any time of year.
You might choose to teach dinosaurs within their own separate unit, or you might add dinosaurs to your Letter Dd activities.
You can’t go wrong either way!
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
First, introduce your dinosaur figures. See if there are any your child can name. Then, teach the names of the rest of the figures in your set.
Place the dinosaur feet into the paint.
Repeat this process the desired amount of times, using different colors and dinosaurs.
Set aside painting to dry.
Allow your children to wash the dinosaurs in a sensory bin filled with soap and water with a toothbrush or sponge.
Talk about color mixing. What happened when your child mixed red and blue or blue and yellow? What happened when they mixed all the colors?
Sort the dinosaurs by height, color, or number of feet.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT DINOSAURSFill your book basket with a great collection of books about dinosaurs. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Dinosaur – Do YOU have what it takes to catch a prehistoric pal? 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. What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure – You might have noticed weird things happening in your house. Unexplainable messes. Food all over the kitchen floor. Who could the culprits be? Dinosaurs!
RESOURCES I LOVE
This awesome Dinosaur Crayons Gift Set is made from 100% non-toxic crayons. They are perfect for Santa/Easter Bunny to use as stocking stuffers/basket fillers, gift giving, party favors, classroom favors or just to have! They are ready to give and will definitely bring on the smiles.
Story stones are designed to encourage children’s imagination and love of story-telling. These dinosaur story stones provide the freedom to explore, invent and narrate their own stories in comfort without the added pressure of having to read.
- paper plates
- washable paints
- plastic dinosaurs
- white construction paper
1. First, introduce your dinosaur figures. See if there are any your child can name. Then, teach the names of the rest of the figures in your set.
3. Place the dinosaur feet into the paint.
5. Repeat this process the desired amount of times, using different colors and dinosaurs.
6. Set aside painting to dry.