Friday, August 4, 2017

Dinosaur Crafts and Books for Preschoolers

Dinosaur Crafts and Books for Preschoolers

Dinosaur Crafts and Dinosaur Books for Preschoolers is a post from Dianna Kennedy of The Kennedy Adventures and Angie Kauffman of Real Life at Home.

Have preschoolers in your house that love dinosaurs? You’re going to need dinosaur books, along with easy dinosaur crafts for preschoolers and fun dinosaur printables. Here’s a list of my favorite resources for little dinosaur fans.

Looking for easy dinosaur crafts for preschoolers? Need some dinosaur books? Here is an extensive list of dinosaur crafts, dinosaur books, and dinosaur printables for preschool and kindergarten children. | Real Life at Home

Dinosaur Books and Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers How do dinosaurs say goodnight? book
1. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night

My kids have been reading Jane Yolen for years. We LOVE her dinosaur series. The story lines make my children laugh, plus we all love examining the illustrations to find the hidden dinosaur names. These books are always a treat.

Talking about dinosaur eggs is a great way to talk about dinosaurs as reptiles. Even more fun can be to hatch some of your own “dinosaur eggs.” Here are some very cool dinosaur crafts and activities for kids that involve hatching dinosaur eggs:

dinosaur lacing and tracing cards
Want to work on fine motor skills? My kids love these dinosaur lacing and tracing cards from Lauri.
Dino Soccer

2. Dino Soccer

Have young athletes in your house? This dinosaur sports series includes dino baseball, football, soccer and more!

dinosaur-packYour little ones can work on coloring, counting, sorting, patterns and more with this dinosaur printable pack from 3 Dinosaurs

You may also love these dinosaur clip cards printables and dinosaur skip counting puzzles from Totschooling.
ten terrible dinosaurs

3. Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

Working on counting skills? Delight your preschoolers with this prehistoric tale. Bright colors and action words keep little ones entertained while learning.

Here are some great dinosaur printables that work on counting:

stained-glass-dinosaur-craftWe’re planning on doing this fun dinosaur stained glass craft from All Kids Network soon. Older preschoolers and kindergarten students would enjoy this dinosaur learning pack from Royal Baloo.

Super Hungry Dinosaur

4.The Super Hungry Dinosaur

What does a little boy do when a hungry T.Rex threatens to eat him? You’ll find out in this delightful tale. This is a great resource for helping children overcome fears.
dinosaur tissue box feet To help scare away your fears, you’ve got to have the right feet! Save your tissue boxes and upcycle them into these scary dinosaur feet.

You can stop by some of these sites for dinosaur printables to add to your dinosaur crafts and books study:

dinosaur vs potty

5. Dinosaur Vs The Potty

Simple, bright illustrations with a fun theme will keep your smaller children engaged while your older preschoolers learn. This series from Bob Shea pits a dinosaur against bedtime, the dreaded potty and even Santa! My kids love chiming in with “Roar, Roar, ROAR!”
sensory dinosaur craft

Ready to create your own dinosaur? Don’t miss this sensory dinosaur craft from Gummy Lump for some hands on fun. If your children don’t like getting their hands messy, you could try dinosaur puzzles instead.
dino pets

6. Dino Pets

If a child wanted a dinosaur for a pet, where would she go? To the Dino Pet store, of course! This fun story follows a boy as he tries to find the perfect dino pet.

Need something to pass the time while you’re waiting in line? This free dinosaur book is perfect. Simply download, laminate the pages, add a binder ring, and stick it in your purse or diaper bag. Instant fun!
dinosaurs gail gibbons

7. Dinosaurs

If you’re a homeschooling mother or classroom teacher, you’ve probably came across gems from Gail Gibbons during your unit studies. Her books have been a wealth of information from which my children learn. Her Dinosaurs book is a treat — don’t miss Dinosaur Discoveries for dinosaur history.


Are your kids fascinated by fossils? You can create your own at home with this dinosaur fossil tutorial from All Kids Network or create your own dinosaur skeleton with the tips from Loving my Nest.
I dreamt I was a dinosaur

8. I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur

A young boy dreams he is a dinosaur, meeting friends such as Toby Pterodactyl and Hilary Hadrosaur. Wonder what happens when he meets hungry Rex the Wrecker?

If you want to spend some time pretending to be a dinosaur, a dinosaur sensory play area is the perfect solution! Here are some very cool ideas for dinosaur-themed sensory play:

when dinosaurs came with everything

9. When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

Some stores hand out stickers, while others may dole out bubble gum to customers. In this story, each purchase means you bring home a DINOSAUR! My boys giggled with every page.

Keep the fun going with these dinosaur crafts and dinosaur art activities:

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

10. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry loves dinosaurs and carries them in a bucket everywhere he goes. Find out what happens when he leaves them on the train one day! (Somehow, this sounds like my house)

More Dinosaur Resources for Preschoolers

Still need more dinosaur resources? Add these to your list.

Looking for easy dinosaur crafts for preschoolers? Need some dinosaur books? Here is an extensive list of dinosaur crafts, dinosaur books, and dinosaur printables for preschool and kindergarten children. | Real Life at Home

Did I miss your favorite dinosaur craft or dinosaur book? Be sure and leave a comment to share your best ideas!

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