There is just something about dinosaurs that seems to captivate the attention of children, young and old!  Dinosaur themed activities are perfect anytime of year, and are sure to get your children excited about learning.  As you stomp and roar your way through these Dinosaur Lesson Plans for Preschool, I think you and your preschoolers will both agree, it doesn’t get much better than larger than life dinosaur activities!

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun activities to introduce dinosaurs to your preschoolers, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about these dinosaur theme preschool lesson plans is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house like construction paper and play dough.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the dinosaur lessons for preschool and print the accompanying preschool dinosaur theme printable activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

Overview of the 3 Dinosaur Story Basket activity.

What’s Included In These Dinosaur Activities For Preschool Children:

This dinosaur themed lesson plan unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as book ideas, song ideas, and suggested concepts for the theme of dinosaurs.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Book suggestions for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the dinosaur theme preschool activity.

Sample Dinosaur Lesson Plans

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Reasons You Will Love These Dinosaur Preschool Lesson Plans:

No matter if you are just beginning to learn about dinosaurs in preschool, or if you have toddlers and preschoolers who are dinosaur experts, there are plenty of reasons to love these lesson plans and preschool dinosaur printable activities.

Hands On Activities:

From preschool craft ideas for dinosaurs to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects! 

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Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy creating dinosaur color art, playing in dinosaur sensory bins, and doing dinosaur math activities for preschoolers, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain science activities, dinosaur gross motor activities for preschoolers, math activities, and so much more!

Preschoolers will love participating in dinosaur dramatic play activities for kids and creating dinosaur bone preschool art projects.

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

Dinosaur writing activities for preschoolers can easily be paired with any of the fun and interactive dinosaur lessons.

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Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

Overhead view of the sponge painted dinosaur activity.

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for dinosaur circle time activities for preschoolers, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

These activities are perfect for indoor or outdoor learning. Take advantage of beautiful weather, grab some yummy dinosaur snacks for preschoolers, your toy dinosaurs, and some of these awesome dino themed learning activities and head to your backyard for some outdoor fun!

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Planning for a Dinosaur Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your DINOSAUR THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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