Valentine Dinosaur Game

Whoever said Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates and roses? This year, let’s add a roar of excitement with our Valentine dinosaur game! This playful activity is perfect for your preschoolers.

This fun game is one of our many free preschool printables, making it easily accessible for everyone. Just download, print, and play!

Your little ones will be ecstatic to match identify the number on each card and then cover the matching dinosaur on their bingo card.

Stay tuned as we delve into how to prepare this adorable game, and why incorporating such activities into your child’s playtime is more than just fun—it’s an investment in their educational growth. Brace yourselves for some dino-mite bingo action!

Valentine Dinosaur Game

Our brand new Valentine’s Day activity is perfect for group play! This printable pack includes five different bingo boards and a sheet of calling cards with the numbers 0-10.

What are the benefits of playing bingo with children?

Bingo isn’t just a game of chance; it’s a portal to a world of developmental milestones. There’s something magical about the look of concentration on those little faces as they search for the matching number or image.

Cognitive development: Bingo is like a mental workout for children. It challenges them to recognize, match, and remember, which are all key cognitive skills.

Social Interaction: It’s not just about the game; it’s also the chatter between rounds, the shared giggles, and learning to play by the rules—that’s what builds social bonds.

Language and Vocabulary Skills: Kids learn best when they’re having fun. Our themed bingo introduces new words, which is great for expanding those little vocabularies.

How do you play bingo with your preschoolers?

The setup is simple but oh-so-rewarding:

Print out the bingo cards (dinosaurs covered in heart patterns – adorable, right?). I recommend printing them on cardstock for durability. You can laminate them for added stability if you’d like.

Hand out markers—I like using little red pom-poms for the Valentine’s feel.

Choose a number card and watch as the kiddos match it to the hearts on each dinosaur on the bingo card.

The rules are straight from classic bingo but with an enchanting twist.

Every matched number brings them closer to that triumphant chorus of ‘Bingo!’

three valentine dinosaur bingo cards on a green background

What else does this activity teach?

It’s not just hearts and dinosaurs. This game is brimming with educational goodies:

Counting and Number Recognition: With numbers on each card, your kids are practicing counting to ten without even realizing it. Sneaky, right?

Visual and Spatial Skills: Identifying numbers and placing the marker on the right spot sharpens their visual and spatial awareness.

More Bingo Games

Who can resist the charm of a good game of bingo? It’s time to explore even more options! Dive into our collection of bingo games designed to capture the hearts and minds of your young ones.

We’ve got a variety of themes to keep the learning lively and the giggles going. Keep reading to find new favorites that will brighten up any playtime!

one valentine dinosaur bingo card with yellow bingo chips

More Valentine’s Day Fun

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to infuse your preschooler’s day with love, learning, and laughter. Beyond our dino-mazing bingo, we have a treasure trove of activities that are both fun and educational.

From crafting their own heart-shaped sun catchers that brighten up any window, to going on a love-themed scavenger hunt that gets them moving and exploring, these activities are sure to foster a sense of creativity and joy.

Heart Healthy Movement: Why not scatter heart-shaped cards with movement prompts around the room? Each card can say ‘hop like a bunny’ or ‘do the robot’. Not only does it get their little bodies active, but it’s also a hoot!

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin: Fill a bin with rice dyed pink and red, throw in some heart shapes, and voilà! You have a sensory bin that’s a hub for hands-on exploration.

Cookie Cutter Painting: Grab those heart-shaped cookie cutters, dip them in paint, and let your kiddos stamp to their heart’s content. Creativity meets motor skills development in this edible-looking art!

Secret Valentine’s Messages: Using white crayons on white paper, write a secret Valentine’s message for your child. They can then use watercolors to reveal the secret! It’s like a love-letter and a detective game all in one.

If you’re looking to add a bit more sweetness to your educational endeavors, check out our full list of Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers.

So there you have it—our Valentine dinosaur game is set to be a roaring success in your home or classroom. By merging festive fun with learning, we’re not just keeping the kids occupied; we’re planting the seeds of knowledge in the most delightful way.

Remember, as parents and educators, our goal is to craft experiences that not only teach but also enchant and engage. So, print those cards, gather those little ones, and make this Valentine’s Day one for the (prehistoric) books!

Why not give it a roar this February 14th? And when you do, you’ll see that the true joy of the occasion comes from the gleam of excitement in your child’s eyes.

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