Dinosaur Unit

Newly Updated 100+ page Dinosaur Packet!

Our Dinosaur Unit is a multi-age packet for 3-8 year olds. It is now well over 100 pages and include a wide variety of activities including  games, worksheets, notebook pages (with tracing or fill-in-the-blanks), foldables and other activities for 3-8 year olds.

Dinosaur Unit - Worksheets and Activities for Ages 3-7

I have added in over 40 new pages of notebook-style pages and worksheets with basic information about the Mesozoic Era, dinosaur information cards, herbivore vs carnivore worksheets, plus new activity pages like dinosaur dot-to-dot pages . There are now 4 PDFs. I split Dinosaur Packet Part 1 into two parts. The Dinosaur Unit includes Part 1A: 60 pages Part 1B:  45 pages Part 2: 20 pages Part 3: 50 pages.

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When you click on the link above, it will take you directly to PayPal.  You will receive 4 files immediately after payment is received. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or need any help! ~Liesl

Dinosaur Packet - 100+ pages worksheets and activities Dinosaur Unit Part 1A: This section covers 15 dinosaurs from three periods: the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.

  • Dinosaur Information Pages
    • Geologic Timescale (tracing, fill-in-the-blank page and answer page)
    • When did dinosaurs live?
    • How did dinosaurs get their name?
    • How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?
    • How many dinosaurs were there?
    • How big were dinosaurs?
    • Mesozoic Era Chart and Worksheets
    • Herbivore or Carnivore? Cut-and-Paste Activity and worksheets

Dinosaur Unit - Ages 3-8Dinosaur Information Pages: The first few pages of the new material cover some basic information about dinosaurs. The notebook pages include tracing and fill-in-the-blank options.

  • Geologic Timescale (tracing, fill-in-the-blank page and answer page)
  • When did dinosaurs live?

When did dinosaurs live - Geologic Timescale

  • How did dinosaurs get their name?
  • How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?
  • How many dinosaurs were there?
  • How big were dinosaurs?

Dinosaur Unit - how did dinosaurs get their name - how do we know what dinosaurs looked likeThis unit focuses on 15 dinosaurs. Students will learn to identify these dinosaurs and will learn which time periods each lived in: the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Students will also learn what they ate.

This packet covers 15 dinosaurs: Allosaurus, Ankylosaurs, Apatasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Herrerasaurus (one of the earliest dinosaurs), Iguanodon, Parasaurolophus, Plesiosaurus, Pteranodon, Quetzalcoatlus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor.


Here are some of the activities in this section:

  • Dinosaur Matching Pages (Tracing and Matching Worksheets)

Dinosaur Unit - Tracing and Matching Pages

  • Age of Reptiles – Mesozoic Era Chart with the 15 featured dinosaurs and the periods in which they lived

Dinosaur Unit - when did the dinosaurs live

  • Dinosaur Lapbook Pages
  • Dinosaur Fast Fact Cards
  • Dinosaur Information Cards (I added in tracing cards. These include whether dinosaurs ate plants or meat and tie in with the next activity – Herbivore or Carnivore?)

Learn more about the dinosaurs with the Dinosaur Lapbook Activity. Students can do their own research or use the fast fact pieces provided.  There are also dinosaur information cards (with tracing) or with blanks where students can write in their own information.

Dinosaur Lapbook and Information Cards

  • Herbivore vs. Carnivore Sorting

Using the information they learned in the lapbook activity or with the information cards, student will sort these dinosaurs into herbivores or carnivores with a cut-and-paste activity and a carnivore-herbivore worksheet.

Dinosaur Unit - herbivore or carnivore

Some other dinosaur-themed activities (in Dinosaur Packet 1B) include

  • Montessori Dinosaur 3-Part Cards
  • Match the Dinosaur with its Shadow

Dinosaur Unit Activities Lapbook Games Notebook Pages and-More

  • Find the letter pages
  • Find the number pages
  • Practice writing the number

Dinosaur Unit Activities

  • Dinosaur Coloring Pages; Dinosaur Do-a-Dot Pages; Dinosaur Tracing Pages; Dinosaur Connect-the-Dot Pages

  • Dinosaur Information Cards
  • Dinosaur Parts
  • Preschool Grid Game
  • Bingo Cards
  • Odd-Even Game
  • Clothes Pin Numbers
  • Dinosaur Board Game (with addition or multiplication cards)

Dinosaur Preschool Activities: This packet contains tracing practice sheets, dinosaur matching, coloring, Montessori cards as well as a math grid game, a bingo game, letter recognition activities, counting and addition activities, and more!


Dinosaur Gameboards:


Montessori 3-Part Cards:


Dinosaur Games: Here are just a few of the Dinosaur-Themed Games in this packet:


Here are some pictures from when my daughter was doing this unit when she was about 7:

Dinosaur Unit Activities

Dinosaur Notebook Pages (with tracing or blank for older kids)

My daughter has been interested in fossils and paleontology for a long time now!  She recently requested some notebook pages.  I added in a new pdf – this one with basic dinosaur information pages (with tracing) for the younger crowd and some notebook pages (with lines) for older students like my daughter!  Here are a couple of pages of this third Dinosaur pdf (which is 50 pages itself!!)

Dinosaur Packet - Worksheets and Notebook PagesDinosaur Notebook Pages - TracingDinosaur Notebook Pages

Here are more pictures of how you can use these materials:

Dinosuar Unit

NOTE: This unit is included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2. You can see more details about Big Animal BUNDLE 2 here.

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$4.99 Dinosaur Unit (100+ pages – Multi-Age Packet: 75 pages for ages 3-6; 80+ pages for ages 7-9) View Post or View Image 1 image 2, image 3, image 4 lapbook, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8, image 9, image 10, image 11, image 12

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Dinosaur Unit Worksheets and Activities Packet

Your dinosaur lover might enjoy this fun Dinosaur Fossil Activity. Directions are included in the packet, but you can also find it free on our blog. 🙂

Big Animal BUNDLE 2

The Dinosaur Packet is included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2.  You can find out more

$29.99 Big Animal BUNDLE 2  1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet plus the 6) Cicada Packet 7) Chameleons Packet 8) Wolves Packet 9) Mitten Activity Packet 10) Dinosaur Unit and the 11) Australia Unit.

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These units are also sold separately. Visit the Big Animal BUNDLE page for more details!

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The World Animal Packet is 75+ pages. It covers animals of the 7 continents.  There is a new section all about African animals of the savanna.

The Rainforest Packet is 75+ pages. Learn all about Tropical and Temperate Rainforests, where they are located, Amazon Rainforest Facts, rainfall in the Amazon, Animals & Insects of the Amazon, Layers of the Rainforest Activities and more.

The Life Cycles Packet is 50+ pages. It helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug.

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Australia Unit (75-pages) This unit covers the geography and animals of Australia.

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