Dinosaurs are next in our Tot School A to Z series. We decided on dinosaurs as a theme to go with letter D because this theme is great for exploration in all the areas of early learning and dramatic play. Also, dinosaur theme is always popular among toddlers and preschoolers. Have fun!
These activities will take you through an entire week of plans. Be sure to check out the printable version as well!
The learning activities will require a little more direction and introduce early concepts a little more than the play activities. But, as always, they’re all sure to be lots of fun!
Letter D – Play Activities with Dinosaurs
Perfect for toddlers! Work on fine motor skills and expand vocabulary through sensory play, art and more!
DAY 1 – Dinosaur Fine Motor Play
Work on fine motor skills with dinosaur salt tray.
Explore states of matter with frozen dinosaur eggs.
DAY 3 – Dinosaurs in Mud
Taste safe chocolate sensory bin with dinosaurs.
DAY 4 – Dinosaur Small World in a Box
Set up a dinosaur small world for sensory play and imaginative play.
Little archeologists get to dig dinosaur bones through sensory play.
DAY 6 – DIY Dinosaur Feet
Stamp around and pretend to be a dinosaur!
DAY 7 – Painting Dinosaurs
Easy process art activity for the youngest.
Letter D – Learning Activities with Dinosaurs
Have fun with dinosaurs learning colors, counting, writing and more!
DAY 1 – Dino Egg Matching Quiet Page
Color matching activity. You can make it with construction paper as well.
DAY 2 – Counting Dinosaurs
Print the counting cards and grab few clothespines.
DAY 3 – Pasta Dinosaurs
Invite kids to make their own pasta dinos and make fosil prints in playdough.
DAY 4 – Pre-writing with Dinosaurs
Help dinosaurs reach their eggs!
DAY 5 – Fizzing Hatching Dinosaur Eggs
A bit of science for preschoolers to enjoy!
DAY 6 – Dinosaur Color Emergent Reader
Read and color dinosaurs with free printable emergent reader.
Roll and race dinosaurs.