The above is a simple list of ideas I generated after deciding to do a dinosaur project with my girls. As we complete them I will post my methods, materials used, the learning ideals that have been fulfilled and some photos.
MuddlePuddle Dinosaur Activities – Dinosaur Dominos and more to come!
Crafts and Learning Activities
A particularly excellent set of pages explaining the different ages and eras and which dinosaurs lived when. I think this is one of the best i have seen on this site, and its all good!
The glossary is great, the riddles are ridiculous, the clipart clever (and works!) and the printables delectable! Enjoy it – we did!!
Games, songs puzzles and playdough activities – this is perfect for early years. I love everything I have seen at this site.
A Dinosaur colouring and information book to cut out and make with simple versions for younger children. Fairly simplistic designs but the information makes up for it. This site can take you on a major wander, so make sure you bookmark here!
Lots of… well… dino fun!
Excellent array of links on crafts and information here plus some pure fun elements too. The end of the page has mothers day ideas if you want to drop hints for next year!
There is a classroom based list of activities and skills here which translate to home education, plus a list of links for older children too. Well worth a look.
This site has a lot to offer – I like the facts, the booklets and the recipe – though it sounds yukky!
Don’t be put off by the slightly scary look this site has as the paper dinosaurs look excellent. A word of warning though, you might want to supervise use of the site as there is a slightly questionable recipe advertised!
This is supposedly graded into 3 levels but click on any of the three Print and Colour Icons and you’ll find dinosaurs galore. We have used these for lots of activities.
Beautiful pictures to colour, suitable for all sorts of ages and a ready done search on individual dinosaurs behind each picture. Ivy, you are great!
Places to Visit
A great day out (home educator apparently get in free!) and a great site too.
Good, simple facts, excellent illustrations and lovely black and white versions to colour too. A really attractive and useful site.
Though this is aimed at an older child, there is plenty for an early years parent to look at. The main themes of dinosaur discovery are carefully flagged up with ideas for exploration which can easily be adapted for a younger child. One of the best sites for information and ideas I have found.
An audio visual tour of dinosaur lives and lands with games and learning resources included.
Who named them, how they walked, ate, nested and died. There is plenty for a parent needing extra facts or an older children ready to go beyond the basics.
Just take a look – no explanation will do! Also has lots of info, particularly on prehistoric eras.
Computer Clip Art etc
Really nice icons to download – but if you work out how to use them – let me know!
Really cute clip art to play with!