Need some busy bag ideas for a preschool dinosaur theme or a dino-loving kiddo? I have a few to share with you, along with some free printables to get you started. These busy bag ideas would be perfect in conjunction with this month’s Book Club Play Dates‘ book Dinosaurumpus!
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dinosaur busy bag ideas for preschoolers
Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton is a fun, silly story about dancing dinosaurs! It’s written in a playful rhyming format and is illustrated with colorful pictures. I figured colorful dinosaur cards were in order for some preschool math fun.
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Free dinosaur printable (you can grab a set at the bottom of this post)
Math manipulatives (like these dinosaur counters or snap cubes)
Print out the dinosaur activity cards and cut them apart. I’d suggest using cardstock or some other type of heavier printer paper. Laminate the cards for extra durability.
Place a set or two of the cards into a bag or a basket. Include some colorful math manipulatives or any colorful items you have around the house that match the dinosaurs. This will be your “color sorting dinosaurs” bag.
Into a separate bag or basket, put a set or two of dinosaur cards. This will be your “dinosaur patterns” bag.
Grab the number tiles and a set or two of the dinosaur cards. This will be your “counting dinosaurs” bag.
Busy bag ideas
The dinosaur cards could be used for a variety of busy bags. It’s really dependent on the skills your child is working on, as well as what their interests are. Below are some suggestions for dinosaur math busy bags.
Color sorting dinosaurs
With this busy bag, the kiddos can sort the dinosaur cards based on colors. They can then grab the colorful manipulatives and do the same. To add some writing to this activity, include colored pencils and paper for labeling!
The children can use the dino cards to make a variety of patterns. They can create their own patterns, or they can copy the patterns you make.
The children can spread out the number tiles 1 to 10, then add the correct amount of dinosaur pictures below each number. If the kiddos are ready for higher numbers, they can use the number tiles to make double digit numbers!
Well, I hope I gave you some more busy bag ideas to try with your children and students. What other busy bags could you create with the dinosaur cards?
Be sure to check out more Dinosaurumpus! fun from the rest of the Book Club Play Date crew:
Dinosaur Sensory Swamp Snack | House of Burke
Dinosaur Small World | Craftulate
Triceratops Craft for Kids | Still Playing School
Dinosaur Gross Motor Movement Game | Sugar Aunts
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Free Printable Dinosaur Sorting Cards
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Georgina @ Craftulate says
Those dinos are so cute! Great busy bag idea!