DYNAMITE DINOS PRESCHOOL ACTIVITY PACK
This dynamite dinos activity pack is perfect for your preschool & pre-k littles. It’s filled with 16 literacy & math printables plus 4 hands-on project ideas for a total of 20 amazing activities!
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These activities, which can be used in your homeschool preschool or your early childhood classroom, are designed to help your little ones build beginning literacy & math skills that will prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond!
All activities come in both full color and black/white options. I’ve also included directions for 3 levels of learners: Voyagers, Explorers, and Inventors. That way, you can find the best way to use these activities depending on your little one’s level.
8 LITERACY ACTIVITIES:
1. Dinosaur Vocabulary Words: Includes 15 dinosaur word cards. Each word comes in 2 fonts: traceable font and solid font. Also includes 3 activity pages for students to write these words if you choose to do a “Write the Room” activity with them and 1 page of pictures for them to “Color the Room.”
2. Letters vs. Words Sort: Have your little one sort the cards into “letters” and “words.” Includes both uppercase and lowercase letters S, A, T, I, P, N, & C and 15 CVC words that can be made from those letters.
3. Dino Rhymes: Your little one will spin a spinner, come up with a word that rhymes with the picture on the dinosaur, and then color in the graph. Little ones will come up with rhymes for the following words: can, pot, pig, bed, & cut.
4. Carnivore vs. Herbivore Sort: Sort the dinosaur vocabulary word cards into “Carnivores” and “Herbivores.” There are 5 dinosaurs in each group for a total of 10 dinosaurs to sort.
5. Dinosaur Skeleton Match: Little ones will match each dinosaur to its skeleton while also practicing matching uppercase and lowercase letters K, E, H, R, M, & D.
6. Digging for Letters: This activity includes one card per letter of the alphabet (A-Z). Your little one will work on letter identification by marking the matching letters on the card. They can use a hole puncher or just cover the letters with a small manipulative.
7. Dinosaur Sand Writing Tray: This hands-on writing activity will encourage your little one to work on letter formation in an engaging way. Have them use the letters from the “Digging for Letters” activity for this writing tray.
8. Dinosaur Dough: Includes 12 dinosaur play dough cards. These dinosaurs match the dinosaur vocabulary cards, so you can also use this as a matching game.
8 MATH ACTIVITIES:
1. Measure the Bones: Your little one will work as a paleontologist to measure the dinosaur bones they find! They can use a tape measurer (standard unit of measurement) or a small manipulative such as paper clips (nonstandard unit of measurement).
2. Dinosaur Skip Counting & Size Order: This fun activity was actually created by my 7 year old daughter! She wanted preschoolers to practice skip counting while also practicing size order. This activity includes skip counting by 2s (through 12), 5s (through 30), and 10s (through 60).
3. The Museum of 2D Shape Dinos: Your little one will practice tracing and matching 2D shapes. Shapes include circle, diamond, hexagon, octagon, pentagon, triangle, trapezoid, square, & rhombus.
4. Feed the Dinosaur: This game comes with 2 different mats: “Feed the Carnivore” works on numbers 1-10 while “Feed the Herbivore” works on numbers 11-20. Each mat includes ten frames to help your little one practice one-to-one correspondence and subitizing.
5. Dino Ten Frame Puzzles: These puzzle pieces work on numbers 1-10. Your little one will match the number to the correct ten frame. This is also great for introducing the concept of even & odd since all of the even dinosaurs are purple and all of the odd dinosaurs are green.
6. Dino Bones Tally Marks: This activity is an extension of the “Dino Ten Frames” puzzles. In this game, little ones will match the bone tally marks to the correct ten frame.
7. Fossil Prints Roll & Cover: Your little one will roll the cube, count the fossil prints, and then mark them off on their paper. They can use a do-a-dot marker, sticker, or crayon to mark off the circles.
8. I Can Make 5: This activity helps little ones understand beginning addition and the different ways to make 5. They’ll add dinosaurs to the card and then fill in the addition sentence.
4 HANDS-ON ACTIVITY IDEAS (no printables, just directions):
1. Fossil Dig: After making salt-dough fossils, your little one will have fun digging for them.
2. Dino Sensory Bin: A simple but fun dinosaur sensory bin that’s perfect for this unit.
3. Dino Egg Hatching: Your little one will LOVE hatching dinosaur eggs and discovering which dinosaurs are inside.
4. Wash the Dinos: Keep it simple with some soap and water and wash the dinos.
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Erin | Littles Love Learning
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