Kids Dinosaur Activities ~ Have Your Own Dinosaur Themed Day!
Picking a theme for the day and planning themed activities is one of my kids favorite things to do. I think back to school and some of my favorite ways to learn were through themed units. I try to recreate that structure for my own kids and plan a unit for learning. They think it’s just a fun way to spend the day. Here are some fun ideas to put together your own Dinosaur Unit. These kids dinosaur activities will get your kids learning in a variety of ways since all kids learn differently.
My kids love playing the iPad so I always incorporate a game into our learning units. It gets them interested and it’s a great thing to add in to the rotation of activities for some quiet time. I found the new app Dino Dog and it fit perfectly with my dinosaur unit. They can explore deep underground finding fossils, cleaning bones and piecing them together to assemble whole dinosaurs before placing them in their very own museum using the Dino Dog app. The kids loved the Dino Dog app and it was the perfect addition to my dinosaur play I had planned for them.
Join Dino Dog Doug and Bonnie the Bear as they travel the world in search of amazing dinosaurs. In this exciting digging game your children explore deep underground, finding fossils, cleaning bones and assembling whole dinosaurs they can collect and keep in their very own museum! Learn all about the mighty Stegosaurus, the huge Tyrannosaurus, the flying Pteranodon and more while playing through fun, colourful levels and engaging activities all wrapped around a hilarious cartoon story with Bonnie and Doug, the greatest adventurer that ever lived. Get Dino Dog in the App store!
Create a Dino Dig for your kids to keep them occupied for hours! This is so much fun and is also a science experiment that will teach your kids about melting ice with salt and water! What kid doesn’t want to dig for fossils?! Freeze in stages to create the layers of dinosaurs and rocks to dig out.
You can find these adorable free dinosaur printables from the Kennedy Adventures to create your own dinosaur themed day, perfect for little ones. They can practice cutting, writing, matching and lots more. Set up different stations with each activity!
Print off these free Dinosaur Coloring Pages from Itsy Bitsy Fun for coloring and painting fun!
Your little Dino Explorers will be hungry after all the Dino fun during the day so be sure to have some Dino-inspired snacks on hand too! These pretzel bones are perfect! Get a dinosaur cookie cutter and make sandwiches in the shape of dinosaurs too. You could even freeze little dinosaurs in ice cubes for their drinks!
Do you do themed activity days with your kids? What activity is your favorite?
My kids love all things dinosaurs, so I might have to borrow a couple of these ideas!!
Love love love the “pretzel bones” so cute. Both of my kids love dinosaurs, such great ideas!
What a super cute idea. Saving!
Thanks for including my pretzel bones. They are def a hit with the kids! You’ve got some great ideas! Pinning it to my Dino Board!
What kid wouldn’t love this?!? This is such a great idea!
My son loves dinos! I love the idea of having a dino day! The pretzel bones are too cute!
I am loving everything you shared here, and that Dino Dig game looks like so much fun! I’m thinking a dino themed weekend would be great!
How neat! I love the dino dig idea!!! My girls would love this!
What a fun theme I love the dinosaurs in ice! Fun printables, I have a nephew who loves dinosaurs!
My kids do love dinosaurs! Those dino bones look super cute!!
So cool@ We are just getting into dinosaurs. I will have to keep these activities pinned for when we’re ready for our own dino day!
What a great way to get kids interested in natural history. My nephew is a little to old for this now, but a few years ago, he would have been all over this.
That looks fun! Look how good they are playing together.
We love to have a train day and visit the local train museum that we have a yearly membership pass to. My grandsons love it. They also love dinosaurs!
this would be fun for the next time its my turn to host a play date!
What fun. My step grandson would love this going to print a few off for him. Summer time means stay learning and have fun. I appreciate the giveaway how fun. Thank you.
This is so great! I love the Dino Dig idea! My friend’s kids are really big into dinosaurs, so I will have to show her this.
I love that dino dig. That looks like something we’d enjoy.
What a fun learning theme! I homeschool and these activities look fun and educational!
Oh my gosh, I wish I had all this Dino stuff when my daughter was little. She was obsessed with dinosaurs. We took several trips to a local museum to see Dino skeletons!
How fun! My 3-year-old loves dinosaurs and will think these activities are awesome!
My son loves dinosaurs. Anytime I see coloring books or dino books, I have to get them.
just beach days where we go to the pool or the lake and stay all day
How fun. My kids and I love dinosaurs. This would be a ton of fun
So much fun! We love all things dinosaur!
My friend’s kids love dinosaurs! I’ll have to share this with them.
How cute! My son loves his dinosaurs!!
This is super cute. love the idea. 🙂
Cute, dinosaurs are always fun for little boys!!!
My youngest would absolutely love this! She loves dinosaurs!
I do themed play days with my grandson. Recently we made a huge container of seafoam and had an ocean day.
My grandson is a huge Dinosaur fan. He loves anything to do with them! Love the coloring pages!
We do theme days with the kids sometimes. I love water days where they get to play with how water moves and pour it in and out of containers.
I’ve never really tried it but it sounds like a good idea!
We do a themed night each summer with the cousins sometimes angry birds, super heroes etc..
Thanks so much for sharing our printables! My kids have SO much fun with them!