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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dinosaurs in Ice
Freeze mini dinosaur toys in ice and add warm water for lots of fun and sensory exploration. Find out more here.
Cut out a dinosaur shape, add sticky back plastic (contact paper) and let little hands add tissue paper to create a 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 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.
Stegosaurs Counting Activity
Easy busy bag idea – find out more here.
We baked these using our simple biscuit recipe that never fails. Yum.
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.
And of course once you’ve finished painting with dinosaurs and squishing them in playdough they’re gonna need a 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.