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Dinosaur Gross Motor Activities

Dinosaur Gross Motor Activities

Welcome to another week of Playful Preschool where a group of preschool bloggers share fun, hands-on ways to teach preschool concepts. Today’s preschool lesson plan is dinosaurs and our dinosaur gross motor skills activities are adapted from the book The Littlest Dinosaur’s Big Adventure by Michael Foreman.

 

Can You Move Like A Dinosaur? Dinosaur Gross Motor Activities

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In the story, the littlest dinosaur becomes fascinated with all he sees and eventually gets lost. We decided that it would be fun to move the way he does and imagine what it would look like if J were the littlest dinosaur.

Even More Dinosaur Books to Read

Below you will find a few book suggestions to read to your kids while exploring this fun theme. First, try to see what you may have on your shelves or what your local library has in store.

If you cannot find any decent books, feel free to grab the ones suggested below.

 National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book (Discovery 10 Button) Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? Have You Seen My Dinosaur? (Beginner Books(R)) Dinosaur Dance! The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard (Picture Puffins)

DINOSAUR GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES Scenario #1 Dangling Toes in the River

In the beginning of the story, the Littlest Dinosaur was sitting by the river with his feet dangling in the water.

My daughter loves dinosaurs! Here are a few fun preschool dinosaur gross motor activities that your preschooler is sure to love.

 

DINOSAUR GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES Scenario #2 Carefully Stepping on a Lily Pad

To do this activity, I found a lily pad template, copied, and then placed them on the floor for J to walk carefully from one lily pad to the next. I then re read the scenario and she did the actions.

DINOSAUR GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES Scenario #3 Flying over a Forest

Close to the end of the story, the Littlest Dinosaur is flown back to his family by a Pterodactyl. J decided to imitate the Pterodactyl.

My daughter loves dinosaurs! Here are a few fun preschool dinosaur gross motor activities that your preschooler is sure to love.

DINOSAUR GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES Extra Scenarios

If you are looking for another dinosaur movement game? Then try some of the dinosaur movement gross motor activities below. 

How Does a Dinosaur Eat?

For this we gave J a bowl of lettuce to be a plant eating (herbivore) dinosaur and told her she could not use her hands to eat.

How Does a Dinosaur Run?

J had to go on all fours and run like a four legged dinosaur would.

How Does a Dinosaur Dance?

We got silly for this activity. J decided that she wanted to dance like a dinosaur.

 

My daughter loves dinosaurs! Here are a few fun preschool dinosaur gross motor activities that your preschooler is sure to love.

Can you think of any other ways to move like a dinosaur? Let me know in the comments.

 

Don’t forget to grab your FREE Dinosaur Printable Worksheets!

T-Rex, Triceratops how many other dinosaurs can you name? If you are looking for a fun and free preschool printable worksheets for dinosaurs, try these.

Additional Dinosaur Activities for Preschool by the #PLAYfulPreschool Education Team:

Dinosaur Activities

Dinosaur Math Play by The Educators’ Spin On It

Dinosaur Dig for Fossil Puzzles by Mom Inspired Life

Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.by The Preschool Toolbox

Dinosaur Activities: Beginning Sound Fossil Matching by Growing Book by Book

Classification and Sorting of Dinosaurs by Rainy Day Mum

Can You Be A Dinosaur? by Learning 2 Walk

Dinosaur Sensory Play by Still Playing School

Dino-Gourd Dinosaur Egg Hunt by Capri + 3

Dinosaur Hatching by Tiny Tots Adventures

Dinosaur Hunting with Paint by Powerful Mothering

Hands-on Play-based Dinosaur Activities by Raising Lifelong Learners

Dinosaur Habitat Sensory Play With Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands

Backyard Dinosaur Dig by The Kennedy Adventures

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