Roarrr! Watch out for that budding paleontologist in your preschool classroom! Here are 20+ engaging and educational dinosaur activities for preschoolers.
Free Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers
One thing that I always try to do is find a theme that my children or students love and run with it.
And I have to say, doing a dinosaur preschool theme never disappoints!
I’ve found that children will have more of a desire to learn if the theme is something that they already have an interest in. And don’t underestimate your girls! In my nearly twenty years of teaching, I have found that girls love dinosaurs just as much as boys do.
A fun theme in conjunction with hands-on activities is a surefire way for most children to have a deep desire to learn, because they’ll think they’re mostly playing!
Hands-on Dinosaur Activities For Preschoolers
Dinosaur Themed Math Activities for Preschoolers
The perfect way to start out your dinosaur theme is with a song at circle time! This is a great one to help promote and strengthen gross motor skills as well!
Another counting activity that preschoolers will love is this printable board game. There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, especially when children are learning and strengthening their counting skills!
Preschoolers will love this dinosaur math activity! The mini dinosaur erasers and free printable make it a perfect hands-on learning activity for a dinosaur theme.
Sorting dinosaur stickers is a great activity for preschoolers learning attributes as well as visual discrimination. This activity can also be individualized to fit the skills of the child, which makes it perfect for the classroom.
Here’s a simple, hands-on dinosaur math activity that preschoolers will enjoy. It’s a great activity for counting and number recognition.
This math activity is the perfect combination of playdough and dinosaurs that preschoolers love! Kids will roll a number of playdough dinosaur eggs to put in the nest.
Preschoolers can practice fine motor skills and counting with this clothespin counting dinosaur activity. It’s a great addition to a dinosaur themed math center.
Dinosaur Circle Time Songs
This Dinosaur Hokey Pokey song is sure to get the wiggles out! Preschoolers will strengthen gross motor skills while dancing to a familiar song.
Here’s a dinosaur circle time song that shares lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs! It has a spooky kind of tune, but it’s not too scary.
This is another dinosaur song that will encourage gross motors skills, but it is also loaded with rhyming fun, too.
Ten Little Dinosaurs is always a favorite. Children get to practice counting down from ten while having all sorts of roaring dinosaur fun!
Dinosaur Themed Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
Do your kids love scavenger hunts as much as mine do? I think they would go crazy over this dinosaur one too! I love that it is helping teach beginning sounds with both letters and pictures. This is a great game for kids!
This dinosaur egg alphabet match is a great way for preschoolers to work on letter recognition. The best thing about this activity is that it’s adjustable to fit the needs of the learner.
Kids can practice letter recognition with this dinosaur pick and color printable. The great thing about this free printable is that it is editable so you can customize it for your students’ needs.
Preschoolers can practice rhyming with this dinosaur rhyme time free printable puzzles. This would be a fantastic addition to a classroom literacy center.
Early readers can confidently read this dinosaur emergent reader. The free printable book can be colored in to reinforce color words.
Dinosaur Themed Pre-Writing Activities for Preschoolers
Prewriting is an important part of literacy. These tracing mats are a super fun way to encourage prewriting and add an element of play to it also!
Kids will love tracing letters by lining up little dinosaurs in this fantastic dinosaur prewriting activity. This is a great activity to take on the go in a busy bag, too!
This dinosaur mud sensory activity is a super fun way for preschoolers to practice writing letters and words. I bet it’s tasty, too!
Here is a fun activity that combines art with prewriting. Use little dinosaur toys to do a dinosaur stomp on letters in you preschooler’s name.
Other Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers
Our Dinosaur Stamping printable is a great way to strengthen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while decorating dinosaurs with our favorite stamping tool.
If you need a dinosaur themed sensory activity, this is it! Preschoolers will so enjoy the softness of the sand and the excitement of finding the hidden dinosaurs!
For more ideas check out these 9 dinosaur themed activities that are excellent for your preschool class!
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.