What kid doesn’t like dinosaurs?!? They are so fun to learn about and imagine about. I’m super excited about these dinosaur mini erasers that we got from the Target Dollar Spot around Valentine’s Day. If you were able to snag some, you can use them with this dinosaur mini eraser math activity pack for preschoolers. And no worries if you couldn’t get the erasers, I included printable dinosaurs along with the pack.
Materials for the Dinosaur Mini Eraser Activities for Preschoolers:
Multi-colored dinosaur mini-erasers (from the Target Dollar Spot)
3 Paper clips
Scissors or paper cutter
Simple prep: Print & laminate the activities. Cut apart the counting cards. Assemble the three spinner activities by placing the paper clips onto the paper fasteners and poking them through the center of the spinners. Attach a small piece of tape to the back of the paper fastener to secure it.
Dinosaur Books Kids Love!
Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs!How to Catch a DinosaurDinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist (Women in Science Biographies, Fossil Books for Kids, Feminist Picture Books, Dinosaur Gifts for Kids)Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark: (Read-Aloud Family Books, Dinosaurs Kids Book About Fear of Darkness)Pop-up Peekaboo! Baby DinosaurPop-up Dinosaurs: A Pop-Up Book to Get Your Jaws Into (Priddy Pop-Up)Dinosaur Dance! (Sandra Boynton Board Books)Touch and Feel: Dinosaur
12 pages of fun dinosaur math activities for your preschoolers!
I absolutely cannot go into Target without checking to see if there are new mini erasers. We already have a collection of them, but there are so many fun ways to use them!
Ten-Frames & Tracing Cards for Counting to 10
Use an erasable crayon or marker to trace the number words on each card. Then use the dinosaur mini-erasers to count out the numbers as the kids cover each dinosaur in the ten-frame.
Dinosaur Sorting Spinner Game
To play, spin the spinner and place a dinosaur mini-eraser of the matching color on the correct owl. This is a great time to work on naming colors because they will have the opportunity to repeat them many times. You can also work on counting when the child decides they are done spinning.
Count the dinosaurs on each color and discuss which dinosaur has the most, the least or the same.
Dinosaur Graphing Spinner
Spin the spinner and place an dinosaurs mini-eraser in the correct column on the graph. Continue until one of the colors reaches the top of the graph. This is another great opportunity to discuss more than, less than or equal.
Dinosaur I Spy Counting Game
Use the dinosaur mini-erasers as place markers as the children count each color of dinosaur.
Record the answers on the bottom of the mat with an erasable marker or crayon (we LOVE Crayola Dry Erase Crayons!)
Dinosaur Pattern Mats
3 levels of difficulty make these pattern mats perfect for everyone! Work on ABAB, ABC, and AABB patterns with these simple pattern mats.
Dinosaur Counting to 10 Mat
A simple mat for counting to 10! The kid will fill in each box and count up to each number. Great for reinforcement of rote counting skills and perfect for kids who are just beginning to count since the boxes will fill up when they add the correct number of mini erasers.
Spin & Cover Color Game
Cover the correct color of owl as the child spins the spinner. Such a fun way to learn about matching & colors!