Do you teach a Dinosaur Preschool Theme during the year? Dinosaurs are a preschool favorite, for boys and girls. I love that we can mix in some great math, counting, and even letters and colors while playing with dinosaurs.
These new Preschool Dinosaur Theme printables are all about helping children learn and practice their preschool skills while playing with and learning about dinosaurs. We use playdough, toy dinosaurs, and of course some fun printables and worksheets for extra practice.
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DINOSAUR PRESCHOOL THEME ACTIVITIES
The dinosaur theme is a favorite of teachers and early educators everywhere. Kids’ love for dinosaurs makes it easy to sneak in lots of math, literacy, and other learning in with the crafts, fine motor activities, and sensory play.
Dinosaur Preschool Math Activities
There is no reason you can’t have fun and get in some movement and fine motor skills while working on math skills. These dinosaur preschool math activities focus on counting, number formation, and number sense while playing along the way.
Dinosaur Scales Counting
This dinosaur fine motor activity is also fun for pattern practice. The children can create their own color patterns as they count scales onto the dinosaur’s back.
Dinosaur Math Count and Clip Cards
Count the scales for this fun dinosaur preschool theme math activity. Clip a clothespin on the correct number for some bonus grip strength practice.
Counting Dinosaur Eggs Math
The kids love making their own dinosaur eggs for this dinosaur math activity. To make it even more fun, you could hide mini dinosaur toys, buttons, or erasers inside your playdough eggs.
Dinosaur Small World Math Mat
Curate your small world using toy trees, sand, fabric, and rocks. Then count the correct number of dinosaurs onto the mat.
Sensory Preschool Dinosaur Math Activity
Pair sensory play with counting for this engaging preschool dinosaur theme math activity. Use dinosaur toys to leave fossil prints in the playdough. Count as you go.
Dinosaur Number Formation Activity
These dinosaur math cards are great for pre-writing preschool kids. They can work on number formation using playdough before they are ready to hold a pencil.
Dinosaur Preschool Literacy Activities
Games are a fantastic way to get kids engaged in learning. These dinosaur preschool literacy activities focus on letter recognition, matching capital and lowercase letters, and even sight words.
Dinosaur Alphabet Game (Battleship Look a Like)
This is one of our new favorite games, and it is excellent for teaching number and letter recognition. Use the printables to create a simple file folder game. Then add dinosaurs to play. We used these adorable Dinosaur Counters in rainbow colors.
Alphabet Dinosaur Letter Craft
Use this cute preschool dinosaur letter craft to practice letter recognition. Clipping and unclipping the clothespins is also excellent for hand strength and fine motor practice.
Sight Word Stomp Dinosaur Activity
Stomp like a dinosaur, and get a little bit of sight words practice in at the same time. I love this fun activity for beginning readers.
Alphabet Eggs Preschool Dinosaur Puzzles
Practice letter recognition while helping each dinosaur find its matching letter to solve the puzzle.
Dinosaur Crafts for Preschoolers
Lots of teachers and early educators like to include dinosaur crafts for preschoolers in their dinosaur theme units. Here are a couple of ideas you can use.
Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet Craft
Use the dinosaur puppet craft printable template for your head. Glue it to a paper bag for an adorable preschool dinosaur puppet. Then chomp, chomp, chomp on letters or sight words.
Dinosaur Colors Craft Spinner
For this preschool dinosaur activity, we are working on colors. Create the spinner using our template and then attach a spinner brad or use a Transparent Spinner. Spin a color and cover the dinosaurs.
More Dinosaur Activities for Preschool
Variety is critical when teaching a classroom of young preschoolers. Here are a few more preschool dinosaur theme printables you can use in your math centers or small groups.
Dinosaur Counting Puzzles
These preschool dinosaur counting puzzles are simple and fun. They store easily in a zip lock back for an easy center idea
Dinosaur Math Subitizing Eggs
Subitizing is an important early math skill that kids can practice with this activity. Play, sort, and learn with this preschool dinosaur printable that teaches number sense.
Dinosaur Fossil 10 Frames
This dinosaur fossil preschool activity works on multiple skills. Learn a bit of science while also working on making 10, an important early math skill.
Dinosaur Shapes Graphing
Learn about shapes while sorting and getting some gross motor practice. This preschool dinosaur sorting activity covers multiple skills at once.
DINOSAUR PRESCHOOL THEME WORKSHEETS
In addition to the hands-on dinosaur preschool activities above, we also created 15 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, scissor practice, counting, color-by-number, and more.
Dinosaur Math Worksheets for Preschool
It’s important to give kids a variety of ways to practice number sense. These dinosaur worksheets for preschool are a great way to cover skills like number formation, counting, subitizing, and comparing numbers.
Dinosaur Literacy Worksheets for Preschool
In preschool, we are still learning letters and starting to work on high-frequency words like color names. You’ll get all of that in these dinosaur-themed literacy worksheets.
More Dinosaur Worksheets for Preschool
You will also want to include other skill options for your preschoolers to work on like patterns, shapes, and maybe even coloring. Get that practice with these cute dinosaur worksheets for preschool.
More Preschool Dinosaur Printables
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