Inside: Get ready to plan with these toddler and preschool dinosaur theme resources – activities, books, songs and printables!
Our toddlers and preschoolers love any activity that involves dinosaurs!
I’ve put together this resource page that highlights what we will be doing with our toddlers and young preschoolers during our dinosaur theme.
Included are songs, books, printables and activities!
Teaching virtually? Check out this resource where I’ve added my April ideas:
Toddler and Preschool Dinosaur Theme Resources
Make sure to check out my May Theme Ideas for more activities!
Make your own dinosaur stick puppets that the children can hold while reading dinosaur books and singing dinosaur songs!
Included in this set are dinosaur eggs that can be used for a circle time color recognition activity, too.
Ten Little Dinosaurs
Use these while reading the book Ten Little Dinosaurs, and also as props while singing dinosaur songs.
These can also be used on a tray as a table activity during centers time.
- Paper Tube Stamped Dinosaurs (Using This Dinosaur Template)
Cut paper tubes (empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes) so they are about three inches tall. Provide shallow containers of paint and invite the children to dip their tubes into the paint and stamp them onto their dinosaurs.
Mother’s Day Gift
We started this project last week and will finish them during these two weeks, just in time for Mother’s Day
Since Mother’s Day is around the corner, we will be making our flower magnets.
- Italian Restaurant
This was not related to the dinosaur theme, but something the children were interested in. However, once we had it set up, the children brought the dinosaurs over for a pizza party!
Science and Exploration
- Dinosaur Skeleton “Puzzle”
Here are the dinosaur books we will be reading in 2021:
- Listen and Learn Dinosaurs
- Dinosaur Dance!
- How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends?
- Baby Touch and Feel: Baby Dinosaur
- Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
- Peek-A-Boo Dinosaur
- Ten Little Dinosaurs
Music and Movement
Here is our dinosaur song playlist:
Classroom Set Up
Here is a video tour of our classroom set up for the dinosaur theme a few years ago:
More Dinosaur Activities
Dinosaur Lesson Plans
I’ve teamed up with other early childhood teachers and homeschoolers to put together these hands-on dinosaur lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans that include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
Note: This is a DIGITAL product. When you purchase the lesson plans, a link will be sent to your email with the activities.
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