The dinosaur counting mats are wonderful for helping little ones learn their numbers. I have kids who adore math worksheets and they could do dozens if I asked, I do like to mix things up and not only have the complete worksheets.
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My son is a major dinosaur lover so naturally, my daughter would follow her brothers’ lead as well. She loves battling her brother with their dinosaurs and has to have the same number of dinosaurs as her brother when they battle.
My oldest loved them as well, he still remembers all the different dinosaurs and the relative sizes and the period of time they lived in. I think we spent a whole year on dinosaurs and now we’re in that phase with my second son.
These counting mats are great to use with dot markers, or counters like pom poms and bingo chips. Your kids can place the counters on top of the circles on the numbers or over the dinosaurs themselves. You could also place them in sheet protectors and have your child write on them with dry erase markers.
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Recommended Dinosaur Books for Kids
Pair this counting activity with any of these cool dinosaur books your kids will love any of them.
Smithsonian Kids: Digging for Dinosaurs (Deluxe Multi Activity Book)My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs: Discover more than 80 Prehistoric Creatures (My Very Important Encyclopedias)Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Dinosaur Books, Dinosaur Books for Kids, Dinosaur Picture Books, Read Aloud Family Books, Books for Young Children)National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, Second EditionDino Dana: Dino Field Guide (Dinosaurs for Kids, Science Book for Kids, Fossils, Prehistoric)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Dinosaur Kits for Kids
Crafts or a simple experiment with a dinosaur theme? Why not? These kits are perfect for kids who love dinosaurs!
Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit – Easter Egg Dinosaur Toys for Kids – Dig up 12 Eggs & Discover Surprise Dinosaurs. Science STEM ActivitiesDino Models, Clay Craft Kit – Dinosaur Arts and Crafts for Kids- Build a DinosaurDino Soap Making Kit for Kids – Dinosaur Science Kits for Kids All Ages – STEM DIY Activity Craft Kits – Crafts Gift for Girls and BoysDinosaur Fossil Digging Kit for kids, Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs Excavation Kit, Jurassic Park Dino Fossil Dig KitNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit – Excavate 15 Real Fossils Including Dinosaur Bones & Shark Teeth, Educational ToysKangoKids Dinosaur Painting Kit for Kids Ages 4-8 with 12 Dinos & Accessories – Fun & Educational Kids Painting Kit
More Dinosaur Activities
Dinosaur Sensory Bin (Guest post Golden Reflections blog)
Dinosaur Activities for Kids by The Natural Homeschool
Mini Dinosaurs in a Jar Craft + Pet Dinosaur Books by Artsy Momma