Where did the dinosaurs live? What did they eat? How big were they? And where DID all the dinosaurs go? It sounds like you have a budding paleontologist! From math and science activities to art and sensory play, these 20+ dinosaur activities are sure to keep your dinosaur lover busy and happy!
20+ Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers
Dinosaurs invoke wonder in children, don’t they? Being such gigantic creatures, (is gigantic even big enough?) unlike anything that exists today, it’s hard to even wrap our minds around their sheer size, let alone how and when they lived. Thus they become imagination engines for children.
If you give a child a dinosaur toy he is sure to___. You fill in the blank.
My preschoolers are just like yours. They love all things dinosaurs. It’s a preschool theme I can always count on to get all my preschoolers immersed in playful learning and educational activities. And with a list of activities like this one, you can see why!
Journey back in time and try out these highly recommended dinosaur activities for preschoolers.
20+ Dinosaur Activities for Little Paleontologists
Themed learning is one of my favorite ways to teach preschoolers. If you’re currently planning a dinosaur theme, you will love this list of ideas!
Dinosaur Sensory Activities
Your preschoolers will have a blast with the Dinosaur Swamp Sensory Bin by Mommy’s Bundle.
Frozen Dinosaur Excavation by Fun-A-Day is a cool way to learn about dinosaurs.
This Dinosaur Small World sensory bin by Fun and Fantastic Learning will keep kids learning in a fun hands-on way.
You won’t believe how fun these Dinosaur Sensory Activities by Little Bins for Little Hands are!
Sensory Play with Dinosaurs by Simple Fun for Kids is made with coffee grounds, dried corn, and cotton balls! So fun!
Let your little paleontologists explore the age of dinosaurs by making their very own Dinosaur Nest.
Dinosaur Art and Crafts Activites
Make this fun DIY Paper Dinosaur Hat by Cutting Tiny Bites and let your preschoolers pretend they are dinos!
The Printable Dinosaur Mask by Mother Natured will be a hit with your class!
The Sparkly Paper Plate Dinosaurs by The Craft Train are so cute!
Kids will love making the DIY Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils by The Gingerbread House.
Dinosaur Science Activities
Check out our list of fun Dinosaur Science Activities!
Learn all about Camouflaged Dinosaurs in this activity by Messy Little Monsters.
Learn how dinosaurs used their tails in the Dinosaur Clubbed-Tail Experiment!
Learn what happens to Dinosaurs in Lava Science in this activity by Modern Preschool.
Be a Paleontologist Dinosaur in this super fun dino dig activity!
Other Dinosaur Learning Activities
Kids will love the Dinosaur Roar Preschool Unit by Bambini Travel.
Learn the alphabet with the Dinosaur Egg Alphabet Match by Modern Preschool!
Learn about the letter D in the D is for Dinosaur activity by 3 Boys and a Dog.
Need more dino ideas? We have a list of over 32 Educational Dinosaur Activities!
Kids will love the Dinosaur Matching Puzzle by Powerful Mothering.
Use a lunchbox to guess the dino in the Dinosaur Guessing Game by Play and Learn Every Day.
If you need more dinosaur help, get our Dinosaur Lesson Plans!
Dinosaur Gross and Fine Motor Activities
Kids will love the DIY Dinosaur Feet Stilts by Lalymom.
Try these fun Dinosaur Gross Motor and Brain Break Ideas by Pink Oatmeal!
Keep those kids moving with the Roll a Dinosaur Movement Game by To be a Kid Again.
Dinosaur Egg: Hunt and Hatch by Adventure in a Box is a super fun dino movement game for kids!
Dinosaurs Printable Play Dough Mats by JDaniel4’s Mom are a fun way to practice fine motor skills!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.