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Dinosaur Activities for Toddlers

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If you are looking for dinosaur activities for toddlers, then this is where you need to be! We've found some super fun, pretty easy (a few are more tricky than others) dinosaur activities that are perfect for the toddler and preschool age group.

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Dinosaur Activities for toddlers

I've yet to meet a toddler who doesn't love dinosaurs which makes this theme so perfect! Our dinosaur toys are some of our most played with items (especially THESE toy dinosaurs). It's perfect to team up with a great collection of toddler dinosaur books too.

 For these activities, we've taken the hard work away and have found some fantastic toddler activities with a dinosaur theme.

If you try any of them I'd love you to share them over on Instagram (use #MyBoredToddler) or in our Facebook group. 

We also have a downloadable dinosaur activity plan you can access HERE.

Easy Toddler Dinsoaur Activity Ideas

We recently had a dinosaur-themed week in our new Weekly Activity Toddler Facebook Group and it was great to see so many 'real life' dinosaur activities. I've shared some of my favorites below:

Dinosaurs in Playdough Eggs

This is a really fun dinosaur activity idea. Hide your toy dinosaurs in playdough 'eggs' and have your toddler hatch them. So much fun.

Shared by Nicole

Go on a Dinosaur Hunt

Hide dinosaurs around the house and have your child find them. You can use stuffed dinosaurs or smaller ones. Laura used a wagon to go on their hunt - great idea!

We're going on a dinosaur hunt - shared by Laura
Dinosaur Hunt - Shared by Nicole

Dinosaur Footprints

Use your dinosaur toys to make footprints - this works really well in playdough (we always have a pack of playdough like this one at home).

Dinosaur footprints in playdough - shared by Toni
Dinosaur footprints in playdough shared by Toni

Kinetic Sand works well too! You can buy kinetic sand HERE.

Dinosaur footprints in Kinetic sand - shared by Andrea

Dinosaur Sensory Bin

You can easily make a Dinsoaur sensory bin or a Dinsaur Dig sensory bin (hide the dinosaurs and have your toddler find them). As well as your toy dinosaurs try to add a magnifying glass (Melissa and Doug make a shatterproof one) and a paintbrush for dusting.

Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin shared by Talitha

Laura made a wonderful sensory bin using shredded paper (you often find that in delivery packaging). You can actually buy Caution tape on Amazon which is always fun for pretend play.

Dinosaur Sensory Bin shared by Laura
Dinosaur activities for toddlers 2 and 3 year olds easy fun

Taste safe muddy dinosaur sensory bin 

Dinosaur Dig - Fireflies & Mud Pies

Dinosaur Fossils - Messy Little Monster

Jump and Wash dinosaur play - Little Worlds Big Adventures

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dinosaur themed activities for 2 and 3 year olds toddlers preschoolers

Easy to make dinosaur puppets

Dinosaur swamp sensory bin - Mommy's Bundle

Easy dinosaur watercolor craft - Fantastic Fun and Learning

Dinosaur Hunt - Inspiration Laboratories

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Playdough Dinosaur Eggs - Little Fish Blog

Dinosaur Swamp Tuff Tray - Learning and Exploring Through Play

Dinosaur Fizzing Eggs - Simple Everyday Mom

Dinosaur Playdough - Fantastic Fun and Learning

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I would love to see some photos of the dinosaur activities for toddlers that you have enjoyed – share them in our Facebook group or tag us on Instagram (@myboredtoddler) and use #MyBoredToddler so we can all see your pics. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter Pinterest and Instagram.

Some other posts you may enjoy are: 

Dinosaur Books for Toddlers 

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Farm Activities for Toddlers 

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Sensory Bins for Toddlers 

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