Dinosaur lovers will love this prehistoric animals sensory play activity. It’s one of my son’s favorite science topics and I have to say our dinosaurs get a ton of play time with my kids. If you have a budding paleontologist, you can have tons of fun with a sensory bin filled with prehistoric animals and dinosaurs.
These prehistoric animals existed millions of years ago and they’re brought to you by Safari Ltd., these animals are the latest toys in their prehistoric line.
If you love this activity, you have to try these Animal Activities for Kids, too.
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Prehistoric Animals Printable Supplies
- Safari Ltd Prehistoric Animals – we had amargasaurus, daedon, anzu wyliei and a mastondon
- Plastic trees
- Colored rice – this is how we color our rice
- Baking tray or large plastic bin
I like to lay down a giant towel or table cloth under our sensory tray for the kids to play on because the rice will go everywhere. The kids do love it though so I don’t mind cleaning up the huge mess, they’re really good helpers.
My son was really impressed with how large amargasaurus was, he doesn’t really fit onto our tray because his tail is so long.
I created these fun prehistoric animals preschool printables to go along with our toys.
Prehistoric Animals Preschool Printables
- 3-part cards
- writing worksheet
- tracing worksheet
- letter dot activity
You’ll need scissors, a pencil, and dot markers to use with these printables.
To extend this activity, read more books about the prehistoric era, visit your local museum to see what exhibits they have on prehistoric animals and dinosaurs. It’s one of our favorite places to visit. Complete a dinosaur dig and discuss how paleontologists come up with their appearance from fossils.
Do you want to know more about animals? See this list of Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals Worksheets.
More Preschool Printables
For lion lovers, here are some coloring pages of adorable lions in the wild! Print these out as an activity for your zoo or safari animals lesson.
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