Dinosaur Game Ideas
Dinosaur Bone Hunt
Cut out dinosaur bone shapes from cardboard and hide bones around the
Click here for pattern. Let the children pretend they are
Cut out colored eggs from construction paper. You can attach small
stickers. Attach small paper clips. Use dowel rods that
have an attached
string with a magnet on the end for fishing pole. -OR- To
make the fishing
pole, you will need to purchase a 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) dowel rod
at a craft
or hardware store. Cut a groove around one end of the dowel rod
one inch (2.5 cm) from the end. Tie a short length of yarn into the
Tie a small magnet onto the other end.
(Magnetic strips are
available at craft stores.)
Make a dino memory game from dino stickers put
on juice can
lids or small poster board squares.
This game will help your children learn to follow
directions. Give each child
a toy or construction paper dinosaur.
Ask the children to place their
dinosaurs on their laps, feet, heads, hands,
backs, stomachs, etc.
Make four bingo boards from tag board and 36
dinosaur stickers (four each of nine
different dinosaurs). Divide
each board into nine boxes. Put a different dinosaur
sticker in each
box. Make sure none of the boards have the same arrangement
stickers. Use a spinner from another game. Make a new
"face" for the
spinner from a circular piece of paper divided into
nine sections. Place the
same nine stickers you used on your game boards
on the new face. Slip it
under the spinner arrow and tape it down.
Provide small plastic dinosaur
figures, small pebbles, or buttons as
markers. Spin the arrow. The children
locate the corresponding
dinosaur on their game board and cover it with a marker.
identification process rather than who gets "bingo" first.
Pretend to be paleontologists and dig for dinosaur bones in the
(Use toothpicks/popsicle sticks/tongue depressors, etc.)
Draw a picture of a large Tyrannosaurus head on a piece of sturdy
Use a sharp knife to cut the dinosaur's mouth including lots of teeth. Then
prop the cardboard Tyrannosaurus head against a chair or
secure it with tape
across a doorway. Give the children bean bags and let them take turns
"feeding the dinosaur" by tossing the bean bags into
Dinosaur is Sleeping
One child is Dinosaur who pretends to be asleep while everyone else
The everyone yells "Wake up, dinosaur." Dinosaur wakes up
and tries to find everyone. Let children take turns being dinosaur.
Tyrannosaurus Rex Tag
Use Hula Hoops to define the water and let children act out the various
plant-eating dinosaurs. When you call out "T. Rex" they scramble to their
safe zones inside the hoops. Whoever is tagged gets to act out the next
Children are divided into groups (Stegosaurus, Brontosauruses, Triceratops,
Pterodactyls. Enough chairs are placed in a large
circle (facing toward the
accommodate all but one child, who will play it. The child who is IT
stands in the
center of the circle and announces the dino of his choice (from
the four categories).
All the Triceratops must scramble to change their sets
with one another while IT also
rushes to get an empty seat. If IT fails to get a
seat, he or she becomes a Triceratops
and the displaced dinosaur becomes IT.
Tar Pit Toss
Cover a wastebasket with black or brown
construction paper. Tape some
plastic ferns to it. Challenge the
children to toss small plastic dinosaurs into it.
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Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!