It’s time for a set of fun free dinosaur preschool worksheets that you can use with your lesson plans.
My daughter seems to be a dino lover- and is now interested in the different dinosaurs as well as fossils. She also has big dreams of now being an archaeologist to dig up dinosaur eggs, I give credits to The Magic School Bus.
Today I am sharing our free printable dinosaur worksheets which is a great way for young children to explore the dinosaur theme and have fun.
Remember that these free printable activities can be used in your homeschool or in a preschool classroom as well as with older children.
Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets
(Printables and Activities)
Targeted Skills In the Free Dinosaur Worksheets Pack
Now that you have decided on your fun dinosaur theme for your young children, it’s time to know what basic skills will be targeted with our free preschool dinosaur printables.
Fine Motor Skills
Developing fine motor skills is pretty important at this stage for little learners. There are even a few articles on No Stress Homeschooling that you can read about it- Pencil Grip Tips, Fine Motor Development.
Literacy Skills Addressed in Our Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets
Letter recognition, as well as dinosaur vocabulary (such as a few dinosaur names), is explored.
Number recognition, as well as one-to-one correspondence, is also practiced. Counting skills are also worked on.
All the Skills As a Quick List
These dinosaur free printable worksheets are filled with dinosaur activities that will help your little paleontologists work on:
- fine motor skills
- math skills such as number recognition
- literacy skills
- memory skills with our dinosaur memory game
- identification (identifying the different dinosaurs)
All About the Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets
Common Supplies for the Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets
Below you will find a supply list with all the common things you may need when using these dinosaur preschool printable worksheets.
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Terra by Battat – Dinosaurs 60 pcs– Assorted Miniature Dinosaur Toy Figures For Kids 3+Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit – Easter Egg Dinosaur Toys for Kids – Dig up 12 Eggs & Discover Surprise Dinosaurs. Science STEM Activities – Educational Gifts for Boys & Girls Age 3-5 5-7 8-12 Year OldFiskars Craft Supplies: Paper Cutter, Paper Trimmer for Crafts, Photos, and Stationary, 12” Cut Length (152490-1006)EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 CountCrayola Dry-Erase Bright Crayons, 8 CountSheet Protectors, HERKKA 500 Pack Sheet Protectors Holds 8.5 x 11 inch Sheets, 9.25 x 11.25 inch Top Loading, Clear, Reinforced 11-Hole Fit for 3 Ring Binder, Acid Free Top Loading Paper Protector
What’s Inside These Free Printable Worksheets
Inside this 33-page free dinosaur printables pack, you can find:
- Lacing cards to help with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
- A-Z Playdough Alphabet Mats (for both cases)
- Cutting/ Tracing Pages
- Color by Number
- Dinosaur coloring pages
- dinosaur printable puzzles
- Math Cards
Dinosaur Books to Read With the
Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets
Below you will find a list of books that you can use while exploring the dinosaur theme with your young ones. Feel free to check out your local library as well for even more books. And don’t forget to try an audiobook or two.
I Spy Dinosaurs: A Fun Guessing Game Picture Book for Kids Ages 2-5, Toddlers and Kindergartners ( Picture Puzzle Book for Kids ) (I Spy Books for Kids 12)The Dinosaur BookDinosaur! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)How to Catch a DinosaurNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of DinosaursDinosaur Encyclopedia for Kids: The Big Book of Prehistoric CreaturesHave You Seen My Dinosaur? (Beginner Books(R))Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist (Women in Science Biographies, Fossil Books for Kids, Feminist Picture Books, Dinosaur Gifts for Kids)Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life (DK Children’s Anthologies)Oh No! My Dinosaur Wants a Bath!: A Funny Book for Kids Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, Children’s Books, Preschool, Kindergarten (The Silly Adventures of Ziggy and James)Dinosaur Train: Adventure CampOnce Upon a DinosaurSaturday Night at the Dinosaur StompThe Impatient Dinosaur: (Kids Books about Feelings, Emotions, Anger Management, Ages 3 5, Preschool)
Dinosaur Videos for Kids to Watch
Below you will find a few videos that your kids can watch that will further expose them to the world of dinosaurs! As always, please ensure that you have watched these videos beforehand as they may have changed since I wrote this post.
- Bippi Dinosaur Surprise Egg Hunt
- Learn about Dinosaurs for Kids
- Giant Dinosaur Adventures
- Magic School Bus DVD- Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Craft Ideas
If you are looking for a few dinosaur craft ideas, be sure to check out this Letter D Craft from Sight and Sound Reading.
Other places to check out are Rainy Day Mum’s Fun and Easy Dinosaur Crafts which includes a paper plate dinosaur craft.
HOW WE USED OUR FREE DINOSAUR PRESCHOOL WORKSHEETS
Lacing Cards from the Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets
Instead of lacing the cards in our free dinosaur preschool worksheets, we used clear circle counters to cover each spot. However, regular lace can be used or even a piece of yarn with tape wrapped around one end.
You can also have your young learners use dot markers to cover each dot.
Dinosaur Tracing Pages
The tracing pages from the free dinosaur preschool worksheets pack were slipped into a protective sheet so that we could use a dry erase marker. I actually prefer this method so that we can redo the activity.
We also printed an extra set and used scissors to cut along the lines.
Playdough can also be used to follow the lines as it is a great fine motor and pencil grasp development tool.
The math cards were used as regular clip cards with a clothespin but they can easily be adapted as a regular page. Simply slip it into a protective sheet and use a dry erase marker or a dry erase crayon!
Quick Sensory Tip for Our Free Dinosaur Preschool Worksheets:
Don’t forget that you can create a dinosaur sensory bin by adding a few plastic dinosaurs or any toy dinosaurs and placing them in a bin or water or even dried rice!
Other Dinosaur Fun and Activities on No Stress Homeschooling
Here’s a link to all of the other dinosaur activities found on the blog. These include pretend-play ideas, other activity packs, and transitional kindergarten activities. Enjoy!