Here’s a round up of some of the simple dinosaur activities for toddlers we have been doing in June. The Little Tots have loved this theme which was inspired by their love of the book ‘Tom and the Dinosaur Egg’. All of these are so easy and simple that even the most uncreative of you can put together at little cost, and what little ones don’t love dinosaurs?

Stegosaurus hand print craft

Handprinte stegosaurus

Stegosaurs Craft

 

Dinosaur Small World Sensory Play

This small world play set up was a big hit and took no time at all to set up. All the details can be found here.

dinosaur small world

Dinosaur Playdough

We love playdough so of course when exploring dinosaurs we had to make our very own dinosaur themed playdough which was also scented. More details here.

Dinosaur Playdough

 

Painting with dinosaurs

Always popular with the Little Tots, probably because of the amount of mess they usually make. Take a look at our dinosaur painting.

Painting with dinosaurs

Pasta & Rice Dinosaur Craft

Really easy and fun for little hands and a great way to use up any out pasta, rice and grains etc.

dinosaur craft

Dinosaurs in Ice

Freeze mini dinosaur toys in ice and add warm water for lots of fun and sensory exploration. Find out more here.

dinosaurs in ice

Dinosaur Collage

Cut out a dinosaur shape, add sticky back plastic (contact paper) and let little hands add tissue paper to create a collage.

dinosaur collage

 

Splat Painting Dinosaur Egg Picture

Pre-cut out the shapes, add glue and encourage little ones to flick the paint onto the egg to create this effect.

dinosaur craft

 

Dinosaur Playdough Eggs

What’s inside our playdough dinosaur eggs? Mini dinosaurs of course, this is one I had to do over and over and over again as the Little Tots simply didn’t tire of finding out what each egg contained. Find out more about our fun here.

dinosaur playdough

 

Stegosaurs Counting Activity 

Easy busy bag idea – find out more here.

dinosaur busy bag

Dinosaur Biscuits

We baked these using our simple biscuit recipe that never fails. Yum.

Dinosaur Biscuits

 

Dinosaur Maths Game

Great for practicing fine motor skills and counting. 
dinosaur maths game

Cardboard Dinosaur Craft

I cut out the shapes of these dinosaurs using cardboard and paper tubes and left the Little Tots to paint. Once dry there were able to play with them and use them for story telling.

dinosaur craft

 

Dinosaur Bath

And of course once you’ve finished painting with dinosaurs and squishing them in playdough they’re gonna need a bath!

dinosaur bath

I would love to know how you’ve got on trying out some of the above or see your dinosaur themed activities as i’m sure my Little Tots will want to do this theme again very soon.

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