If your little ones are fascinated by dinosaurs then learning about fossils goes hand in hand with all the fun dinosaur theme activities. In this collection of fun fossil activities for kids you’ll find creative ways to make your own fossils, fun fossil activities to use for playful learning, and some fun fossil toys to add to your dinosaur collection.
FIND EVEN MORE DINOSAUR THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
FOR HOME PRESCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.
Make Your Own Fossil Projects for Kids
There are some great ideas for making your own fossils with kids.
Use salt dough to make and paint dinosaur fossils.
Or try making your own sand dough fossils.
Simple Play Ideas used glue to make some very neat and colorful dinosaur fossils.
Use air dry clay to make fossils for a dinosaur unit study.
Lessons Learnt Journal added coffee to their fossil dough mixture an added element of color and texture.
Fun at Home with Kids found some great dinosaur bones and used them to help teach her daughter about how fossils are formed.
You can even make your own fossil cookies for a fun dinosaur theme snack.
Fun Fossil Activities for Kids
Once you’ve made some fossils, use them for play! Parenting Chaos took theirs to the park for a more authentic archeological dinosaur dig.
Making oobleck soon? Save it when you’re done with the messy play and use it to create our own dinosaur fossil excavation!
If you already have play dough on hand, use it to set up a quick dinosaur dig excavation activity.
Set up a dinosaur fossil excavation sensory bin.
Incorporate literacy into your dinosaur play by adding letters to your dinosaur fossil sensory bin.
I love how Munchkin and Bean created a dinosaur fossil dig for her kids at home.
Learn about specific dinosaur fossils with these printable three part dinosaur fossil cards. (not pictured)
With this mammoth Dinosaur Discovery Box your pint-sized paleontologists will experience the excitement of a dinosaur dig and reconstruction project, create their own dinosaur habitat, learn how fossils are made by creating their own imprints, and hatch baby dinosaurs from DIY paper mache dinosaur eggs.
Fossil Toys for Kids
These fossil toys and excavation kits are perfect for little dinosaur lovers!
More Dinosaur Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts
Digging for Dinosaurs-Learning About Famous Paleontologists (KC Edventures)
24 Amazing Dinosaur Toys and Books (Buggy and Buddy)
Dinosaur Craft for Toddlers (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Discover & Explore Dinosaur Eggs (Teach Preschool)
Watermelon Volcano Small World (Twodaloo)
MORE DINOSAUR FUN WITH PRINTABLE DINOSAUR THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
The full Dinosaur Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
1) Dinosaur Cards for sorting by color, making patterns and more
2) Counting Dinosaur Eggs Activity (1-10) in color and B/W
3) Count the Dinosaurs Emergent Reade (3 variations)
4) Dinosaur Roll and Graph Game in color and B/W
5) Dinosaur Skeleton Activity Mats
6) Dinosaur Word Cards
7) Beginning Sound Dinosaur Sort (D, I, N, O)
8) Dinosaur Number Cards (0-35) in color and B/W
9) Alphabet Train Dinosaur Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters
10) Rhyming Dinosaur Eggs
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