Dinosaurs

Dinosaur theme learning activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Dinosaur Theme Learning Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Dinosaur Books

Dinosaur Literacy Activities

Dinosaur Syllables
Printable Dinosaur Syllable Activity for #preschool #kindergarten
Students will identify the number of syllables in each picture. This activity includes a black and white recording sheet and is available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Beginning Sounds
Printable Dinosaur Beginning Sounds Activity #preschool #kindergarten
Students will identify the beginning sound of each picture and attach a clothespin with the correct letter to the corresponding picture. There is also a black and white recording sheet included with this activity. The beginning sounds activity is available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Rhyming
Printable Dinosaur Rhyming Game for #preschool #kindergarten
A fun game that can be played in large group, this game is available in both black and white and color. Students take turns “reading” their cards and finding their rhyming partner. This activity is available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Roar Game
Printable Dinosaur Alphabet Game (upper and lowercase) for #preschool and #kindergarten
This activity includes both upper and lower case versions in black and white or color. Students will take turns drawing a card, identifying the letter, and marking it on their recording sheet. When the Roar! card is drawn all the students can roar like a dinosaur. This activity also includes two recording sheets, one for uppercase letters and one for lowercase letters and is available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Mini Word Charts
Printable Dinosaur Mini Word Charts #preschool #kindergarten
The printable mini word charts are available in both black and white and color. The printable word charts can be found in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Pocket Chart Sentences
Printable Dinosaur Pocket Chart Sentences for Emergent Readers #preschool #kindergarten
The predictable text in this pocket chart set will help your students learn concepts of print such as left to right directionality, return sweep, one-to-one correspondence, and more. The printable pocket chart sentences are available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Emergent Reader
Printable Dinosaur Emergent Reader for #preschool #kindergarten
The predictable text in this book is designed to support your emergent readers. Use this book to reinforce concepts of print such as words are separated by spaces, left to right and top to bottom, written words match spoken words, common sight words, and more. This easy to assemble emergent reader is offered in both black and white and color in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Read and Write around the Room
Printable Dinosaur Read and Write Around the Room Activity #preschool #kindergarten
This fun read and write around the room activity is available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Word Cards
Printable Dinosaur Word Cards #preschool #kindergarten
Printable word cards to place in a pocket chart or on a word wall. These cards can be used to help develop vocabulary; they are available in the Dinosaur Literacy Packet in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Math Activities

Dinosaur Graph
Printable Dinosaur Graphing Activity for #preschool and #kindergarten
Provide your students with this fun data collection activity! Students will enjoy rolling the cube and recording their rolls on the recording sheet. This printable activity is available in the Dinosaur Math Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Counting Book
Printable Dinosaur Counting Book for #preschool and #kindergarten
This easy to assemble book helps reinforce number sense and counting; it is available in the Dinosaur Math Packet located in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Patterns
Printable Dinosaur Pattern Activity for #preschool and #kindergarten
Help your students develop logical thought and reasoning skills with this patterning activity available in the Dinosaur Math Packet in the printables section below.

Dinosaur Races
Printable Dinosaur Races Board Game for #preschool and #kindergarten
Available in the Dinosaur Math Packet located in the printables section below, the races game will help build number sense and one to one correspondence. Students will roll a die and move their playing piece towards the palm tree.

Dinosaur Board Game
Printable Dinosaur Board Game for 1:1 in #preschool and #kindergarten
Can you help the mommy dinosaur find her egg? This printable board game is located in the Dinosaur Math Packet below.

Dinosaur Play Dough Counting Mats
Printable Dinosaur Play Dough Counting Mats #preschool
Students will love building their own dinosaur with this fun play dough counting activity! The Dinosaur Play Dough Counting Mats are available in the Dinosaur Math Packet located in the printable section below.

Dinosaur Number Identification Game
Printable Dinosaur Number Recognition Game for #preschool and #kindergarten
This game is available {in black and white or color} in the Dinosaur Math Packet located in the printables section below. The Roar! Number Identification game can be played using numbers 0-10 or numbers 0-20 depending on your student’s ability levels. The playing cards are available in black and white and color for your convenience. Also included are two printable recording sheets in black and white, one for each version of the game.

Dinosaur Patterns {Free Template}
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Give each child in your small group one patterning grid (available in the free printables section below.) Place stickers or stamps in the center of the table in a container so all students can easily reach them. Students will use the stickers or stamps to create a pattern on the grid.

Counting Dinosaurs 1-5 {Free Template}
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Give each child in your small group a counting grid sheet from the free printables section below. Place the dinosaur stickers or stamps in the center of the table in a container so all students can easily reach them. Students will place the correct number of stickers next to each number on the counting grid.

Dinosaur 1:1 {Free}
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Setting: Small Group, Math Centers
Objective: 1:1 correspondence
Materials: dinosaur 1:1 mats- one per student in small group (see free printables section below), macaroni for bones, foam die
Directions: Print the 1:1 dinosaur mats on cardstock and laminate. Give each student in the small group a mat. Place the macaroni in the center of the table in a container so it is easily accessible to all students. Each student takes a turn rolling the die and putting the corresponding number of “bones” on their mat. When there is one bone on each dinosaur on the mat the students have successfully completed the game.

Dinosaur Roll ‘N Stamp {Free}
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Setting: Small Group, Math Centers
Objectives: Number recognition, number sense, one-to-one
Materials: foam die, 1-6 dinosaur mat (see free printables section below), Do-A-Dot markers (see resources section below)
Directions: Students take turns rolling the die, identifying the corresponding number on their paper and stamping that number with a Do-A-Dot marker.

Dinosaur Fun Activities

Dinosaur Names
Materials: small photo of each student, dinosaur backline copies, crayons or markers, sharpie.
Have each student color their dinosaur picture with crayons or markers. Glue a small photo of each student (head shot) onto the dinosaur picture in the place where the head is. Re-name your dinosaur using the student’s name; for example: Michael’s dinosaur would now be a “Michael-a-saurus” and Nicole’s dinosaur would be a “Nichole-a-saurus”. Use a sharpie to write the name of the new found dinosaur at the bottom of each picture and display in the hallway. This activity is sure to tickle everybody’s funny bone and be a class favorite! You can also bind these together and turn them into a class book.

Dinosaur Roar!
Materials: blank paper, crayons or markers, sharpie.
This is a great companion activity to do after you read Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Strickland. Read the story to your students and then ask them what type of dinosaur they would be. Provide them with paper and crayons or markers and ask them to draw themselves as a dinosaur, then have them dictate to you what type of dinosaur they would be. You can scribe the responses at the bottom of their paper with a sharpie or pen. For example; dinosaur strong, dinosaur weak, dinosaur fast, dinosaur slow, dinosaur sweet, dinosaur grumpy etc. Bind the responses into a class book and place in the classroom library, it’s sure to be a big hit!

Macaroni Dinosaur Bones
Materials: uncooked macaroni noodles, glue, black construction paper.
Have students glue the macaroni on to black paper cut in the shape of a dinosaur to create a 3-D dinosaur skeleton. This looks best on black paper, the noodles stand out and look like real “bones”.

Fossils
Materials: Crayola Model Magic, uncooked macaroni or other types of pasts.
Read Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner and discuss what fossils are. Next, give each child a small amount of Crayola Model Magic and have them press it flat like pancakes. Provide various types of pasta and press it into the Model Magic to create your own fossils. Let it dry for several hours to become solid.

Dinosaur Graph
Materials: butcher paper, crayons or markers.
Title your graph “What’s your favorite dinosaur?” and divide your butcher paper into columns for your graph. Write the name of a different dinosaur at the top of each row. You can also use crayons or markers to draw the dinosaurs at the top of the columns if your students don’t read yet. Ask the students to write their name in the column of their favorite dinosaur. Post this graph in the hallway or on a bulletin board.

Dinosaurs Lived Long Ago
Materials: white crayons (NON-washable), white paper, dinosaur stencils, watercolor paints.
After reading Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs? by Bernard Most and singing “Dinosaurs Lived Long Ago” we do the following activity. For each child trace a dinosaur stencil shape onto white paper using a white, non-washable crayon. Have the students paint on the paper using the watercolors and the dinosaurs will magically reappear on the paper!

Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaur Literacy Packet {70 pages} $4
Printable Dinosaur Literacy Activities for #preschool and #kindergarten
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Dinosaur Math Packet {43 pages} $4
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