14 Easy and Fun Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers

by | Apr 16, 2021

There is just something about dinosaurs that appeals to children of all ages, but especially to preschoolers and toddlers. If your kids are anything like mine, you may often be scouring the internet for ideas, and while your kiddos may not be quite ready to study paleontology- they are certainly ready for some easy (and fun!) dinosaur activities!

I scoured the internet for you, to find the best of the best dinosaur activities for preschoolers, and with all of the choices, there is sure to be one that your budding paleontologist will love!

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy activity or one that’s a little more in-depth, you’ll find plenty of ideas from dinosaur printables, dinosaur coloring pages, and dinosaur arts and crafts that are perfect for the youngest of artists. Just scroll down to see what dinosaur activities I’ve gathered up for you!

Free Printable Dinosaur Coloring Pages with Names

These free printable dinosaur coloring pages with names are perfect for your dino-loving little one. There are nine popular dinos with two different poses for each one for plenty of coloring fun! You can choose the names in bubble letters for coloring or in a dotted font for handwriting practice. Whichever you choose- your little one is sure to love this dinosaur activity for preschoolers!

DIY Dinosaur Swamp Activity- Sensory Bin

This dinosaur swamp activity is so simple to put together and can be customized to fit what your child loves, and what they can handle! You can any assortment of fake or live plants, rocks, or other props to complete the scenery. Make sure you keep choking hazzards out of the activity if your child is still prone to putting things in their mouth. This a great idea for a unique sensory bin.

Dinosaur Do-a-Dot Pages

These free printable dinosaur do-a-dot pages are a fun, no-prep dinosaur activity for preschoolers or toddlers. Dot marker pages are a perfect and incredibly easy activity for any time you need something low-prep to keep your little one busy. They are also great for developing hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.

Edible Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin

This activity is a great sensory exploration that kids can literally dig their hands into. What I love about this activity is that it it can easily be adjusted based on your child’s interests or age level. Plus it doubles as a dessert! Win/win!

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Dinosaur Handprint Craft

You can use your child’s handprints for this adorable dinosaur activity for toddlers. Your kids will love tracing their hands and decorating their dinosaur creation. Have fun choosing different colors and styles.

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

Kids love dinosaurs, and kids love ice. Put them together, and you get one of the best activities ever! 

In this dinosaur ice excavation activity, your kid will get to excavate the dinosaurs from their frozen eggs. Not only does this learning activity involve science and fine motor skills, but your kids will also have lots of fun playing with water and exploring various tools.

Dinosaur Tar Pit Black Slime

Dinosaur Tar Pit Black Slime is a fun black slime recipe that adds plastic dinosaurs to make it even more fun! Use this dinosaur activity when teaching kids about dinosaurs or just a fun dinosaur activity for preschoolers.

Foam Jurassic World

This awesome sensory dinosaur activity for preschoolers is the perfect outside activity for your kids. It will help them to stay cool during hot days while playing with their favorite toys!

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Movable Dinosaur Craft

This movable dinosaur craft is a fun project for boys and girls alike. Engage your child in the prehistoric world with this easy paper dinosaur that comes to life! Use this kid’s craft as an opportunity to enlighten your little ones of the world that once was- long, long ago.

Dinosaur Feet

Get ready to stomp with giant dinosaur feet! Plus, learn how to play a fun t-rex game too! If your kids are a fan of the Jurassic Park movies, their favorite dinos are T-Rex, an Indoraptor, or if they love all dinosaurs. You’ll want to see this dinosaur activity for preschoolers!

D is for Dinosaur

This adorable handprint art is perfect for the little dinosaur lover who also loves arts and crafts! You can experiment with painting different parts of the hand, using different colors, or adding various spikes, and other details.

Dinosaur Counting Sheets

These fun preschool dinosaur counting worksheets will make a great way for them to learn a few math skills while also having a blast with their favorite theme. As there are 4 different worksheets to choose from, you are sure to find one that your kiddo will love.

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils for Toddlers

Kid salt dough dinosaur fossils are cute little fossils made with an easy salt dough recipe and perfect to entertain small kids for hours. They are fun to make and great entertainment for your toddlers and preschoolers.

Dinosaur Activity Pages

These printables for preschooler pages include a Dinosaur I Spy page, a coloring page, a word search, and a maze. And all your child will need in order to use 3 these pages is a pencil or crayon!

I hope you enjoy these dinosaur activities for preschoolers, with so many to choose from there is truly something for everyone! Have fun playing to learn with your budding little paleontologist and if you try any of the above activities let me know in the comments below!

If your preschooler loves dinosaurs, you will find plenty of ideas in this collection of dinosaur activities for toddlers and preschoolers!