14 Dinosaur Preschool Trays!

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Here is a theme revisit that took us a while to get to: Dinosaurs! He loved dino tot school and it’s about time that we got back to it again! We used printables from a few different sources so I will link those inline below.

(We didn’t use them this time around but please do check out our Dinosaur Silhouette Cameo Templates & Printables we put together this year, with options for regular printing as well as cutting with the Silhouette Cameo!

Here are our 14 Dinosaur Preschool Trays!

Learn about dinosaurs big and small with our 14 Dinosaur Preschool Trays!

  1. Lacing Cards
  2. Watercolor Tray
  3. Curious George Dinosaur Bones Printable
  4. Dino Stencils
  5. Dino Scene Magnet Wall
  6. Count & Clip Wheel
  7. Dino Feet!
  8. Dot to Dot Sheets
  9. Color by Number
  10. Sand & Pasta “Bone” Excavation
  11. Dinosaur Fossil
  12. Which One is Different?
  13. Dinosaurs by Size
  14. A-Z Maze


Lacing Cards

  • These cute lacing cards are part of the Free Dinosaur Worksheets from Learning 2 Walk! Thank you!
  • I did print these on regular paper because I wanted him to do the punching. I also trimmed them down a bit so they’d fit in a small tray, but still expected him to grab a pair of scissors and cut them down further.
  • Then, all he needed to do is punch the holes and thread the ribbon!

Watercolor Tray

  • We love these $1 books of watercolor pages!! These are actually some kind of “monsters” but they certainly look like dinosaurs.
  • We used some washi tape to attach them and the strip of paint to the tray!

Curious George Dinosaur Bones Printable

  • How cute and easy is this printable activity?
  • Simply printed the Curious George Dinosaur Bones sheet in black and white, and gave him scissors, glue stick, and blank colored paper for gluing the bones.


Dino Stencils

  • There are four very cool dinosaur stencils in the Giant Stencils Box from Lakeshore Learning!
  • I used some washi tape to secure the stencils on blank paper, then all he needed were some crayons!

Dino Scene Magnet Wall

Count & Clip Wheel

  • This was my favorite activity from the Free Dinosaur Pack from Living Life Intentionally! Thank you for the resource!
  • I liked the “wheel” version of counting and clipping here.
  • I gave him the wheel, plus small clothespins (a favorite from Craftparts.com!) and stickers so he could write, stick and clip the number of dinos.

Dino Feet!

  • I’ve had this activity in mind for a while!
  • This easy to print Printable Dinosaur Feet from Coolest Free Printables was made a bit more fun printed on green paper.
  • I cut out the holes for feet, but put the pages and scissors on the tray for him to do the rest!

Dot to Dot Sheets

  • Wow he had a lot of fun with these Dinosaur Dot-to-Dot activities from Itsy Bitsy Fun!
  • We gave him several during the course of the week. Such a practical way to practice those pesky teens and twenties!

Color by Number

  • This cute page was found in the Dinosaur Pre-K and K Pack from Itsy Bitsy Fun!
  • To save money I ended up printing it in black and white, then using markers to make a new “key” of what to color each section.
  • (I nearly did NOT do that – to suggest he picks the colors himself. In the end he colored them his own colors anyway :)

Sand & Pasta “Bone” Excavation

  • This idea is from Kroger’s Kindergarten — thanks!
  • I put some smaller pasta noodles to represent bones, and buried them in the sand!
  • Added some paintbrushes for a fun little activity.

Dinosaur Fossil

  • We actually got this out before, but it wasn’t done yet! This plaster dinosaur head “fossil” was a dollar store find.
  • I came home from work to E sprawled on the floor, digging in to the ‘skull’ with the tiny included tool.
  • Mom and Dad took some turns too but we eventually found what was inside!

Which One is Different?
Dinosaurs by Size

  • Both of these activities can be found in the Free Dinosaur Pack from Living Life Intentionally!
  • For the dinosaurs, I went ahead and trimmed them down and we showed him that they were all different sizes.

A-Z Maze

  • This is the A-Z Letter Maze from Leapfrog!
  • I didn’t know that they had printable resources before.


First of all, thank you to Living Life Intentionally, Learning 2 Walk and Itsy Bitsy Fun for the cool free printables! You all make this homeschool preschool thing so much easier :)

It was neat to have such a (relatively) big gap between Dinosaur themes, with our dinosaur tot school theme having been about 15 months ago. He is definitely growing and learning by the second. Much more independent! It’s interesting to see how he seems to vary on the amount of structure he wants in these activities. We follow his lead!

Check out some more of the fun animal themes we have been enjoying all summer long!

Linked up over at the Preschool and Kindergarten Community Linkup hosted by Homeschool Creations! and also at the Made for Kids Link Party, Small Victories Sunday, and Social Butterfly Sunday!

Cool Books for Dinosaur Preschool Trays!

Dinosaur Preschool Theme!

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10 thoughts on “14 Dinosaur Preschool Trays!

  1. This is such a great dinosaur theme resource! I always enjoy seeing my kids grow into using an old activity in a new way. Thanks for sharing with the #made4kids linkup.

  2. Ahhh! These look great. I had to quick close my screen so my son didn’t see. He would want to do them all – NOW! He is a bit dino obsessed these days. Pinning this for later!

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