Dinosaurs for Kids activities offers a feast of activities perfect for all dino fans.
There's plenty of suggestions here to keep any young dinosaur addict happy for months!
You'll find ideas for:
One of the nicest ways for older children to enjoy dinosaurs for kids is to build your own fabulous prehistoric beast using paper mache clay.
How about starting your dinosaur activities by digging one up?
My children William and Catherine loved it as you can see in our page on preschool science, especially when we added homeschool goggles and a hammer!
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If getting a kit takes too long to organize, you can always start right now by enjoying a virtual dinosaur dig at the Smithsonian.
There are lots more activities you can try to bring the past to life on our baby dinosaurs page, where you can even make your own dino egg.
If you have older children, say about ten to twelve, then you can have a go at our Giant Lapbook.
You're going to need some large colored cardstock so you can stick all your activities down. If you come visit me, you'll be sitting on the couch surrounded by wallpaper covered in the Story of Life!
Here are my homeschool children William and Catherine to prove it:
Now for the fun part! If you've started your dinosaur activities back in the beginning, you'll need to go rooting round the house and delve in the coal scuttle so you can complete the Story of Life:
Start your dinosaur lapbook by looking at which dinosaurs lived in your State with this great kids dinosaur map of each state.
If you can't go on a fossil hunting trip near you, you can always make a fossil yourself!
Next, pick your Dinosaurs for Kids Period - Jurassic, Cretaceous or whatever catches your eye. Naturally enough, we thought we'd start our homeschool curriculum activities before the dinosaurs and led up to their arrival but you could choose anywhere.
Obviously, any family who follows a strict Biblical belief would have to adapt their homeschooling curriculum to suit their own interpretation.
Start drawing! You'll need a few good library books to give you an idea, but since no one really knows what they looked like there's plenty of scope for interpretation!
Depending on the age of your child, you'll be happy with anything from a big red splodge upwards!
We can show you how using geometric shapes can help your child learn how to draw dinosaurs.
You can also have fun with one of our favorite kids art activities - making up your own beast from bits of your favorites!
And you'll see how to make your dinosaurs come alive with tabs and pop outs in our kindergarten activities.
The kids-dinosaurs site has some great dinosaur coloring pages and facts to help you.
Catherine loves coloring, as you'll see in her free homeschool dragon drawing tutorial, and she's illustrated three special dinosaur story writing worksheets so you can add to your dinosaurs for kids project with your own story about bringing up a baby dinosaur.
Older kids will enjoy Dinosaurs for Kids activities by writing about toilet training and common illnesses using Catherine's how to keep dinosaurs free story sheet.
It might be a good idea to start your dinosaur activities by listening to them! I'm not recommending more than a quick earful of this recording, but it might spark your child's imagination:
A great way to get everyone in the mood for homeschool dinosaurs for kids activities!
Why not look up some dinosaur jokes and add them to your lapbook? You could save the best and add them into homeschool Christmas crackers.
Here are a few fun sites for dinosaur games for slightly older children:
Have done Courtney! So pleased you like the page and I think your class are brilliant to have got to such a level of interest!
We'll be showing you lots more dinosaur kids activities, including how to build a dinosaur robot, in our page on dinosaur crafts.