Dinosaur Letter Hunt

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INSIDE: A fun and easy dinosaur letter recognition activity for toddlers and preschoolers! This is a great activity to do outdoors on a nice day or inside on a rainy day!

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  • Dinosaur Toys
  • Black Sharpie
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Sidewalk Chalk (if doing the activity outdoors)
  • Post-it Notes (if doing the activity inside)

Dinosaur Letter Hunt

I love using toys in learning activities! They make the best tool, 1) because you already have them and 2) your child is already familiar with them.

In this activity you will grab all of your dinosaur toys! Line them up and add letter to them using painter’s tape and a black sharpie. I like to use painter’s because it is less likely to leave a residue on the toys after you are done the activity. Write the letter on a small piece of tape and attach it to the back each dinosaur.

We did this activity outside, so I gadded some sidewalk chalk and together with my two year twins wrote out the letters of the alphabet in large writing. I wrote both capital and lowercase letters.

If you are doing this activity indoors you can use post-it notes or a piece of paper taped to the floor to write the letters.

Hide the Dinosaurs

Now comes for the fun part! Hiding the dinosaurs. I like to do this activity with my twins because they aren’t the best yet at finding things. So I let them help me hide the animals and they still have a blast finding them, especially outside. For preschoolers, hide the animals before they come to the activity to make it more challenging.

dinosaur letter hunt for toddler and preschoolers

Go on a Dinosaur Letter Hunt

No it’s time to go on a dinosaur hunt. Invite your toddler or preschooler to try and find the hiding dinosaurs and then match them to the letters on the floor or ground!

dinosaur letter hunt for toddler and preschoolers

Absolute Hit

My twins absolutely loved this and we played it a few time with them hiding them and trying to find them on their own!

dinosaur letter hunt for toddler and preschoolers

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