Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with preschoolers, and many of them know the names of different dinosaurs. You can make all types of projects, including dinosaur masks, paperbag puppets, or Playdoh dinosaurs. Try some of the projects listed here.
Bailey, Linda. IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A DINOSAUR. Using a pattern similar to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, a boy describes several things a dino could do around the house.
Barton, Byron. DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS. With deeply saturated color illustrations and a simple text, Barton describes various types of dinosaurs.
Halpern, Shari. DINOSAUR PARADE. In this simple tale, several dinosaurs are described, including plant and meat eaters.
Idle, Molly. TEA REX. A fun lesson on manners uses the example of a T-Rex at a tea party.
McMullan, Kate. I’M BIG! A sauropod wakes up late and has to find his fellow dinosaurs in this exuberant picture book.
Mitton, Tony. DINOSAURUMPUS! In this delightful rhyming tale, several dinosaurs are described, along with a repeated phrase that listeners can repeat.
O’Connor, George. IF I HAD A TRICERATOPS. A boy wonders what it would be like to have a dinosaur for a pet.
Shea, Bob. DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY. There are several books in this delightful series starring a rambunctious red dinosaur who roars at every opportunity.
Weinberg, Steven. REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! A little dinosaur finds what he thinks is an egg in this story with lots of repetition that invites audience participation.
Willems, Mo. GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS. Lots of subtle hints show that Goldilocks will not be as lucky when she tangles with some dinos.
Yolen, Jane. HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT? Try any of the short rhyming books in this joyous series, featuring realistic-looking dinosaurs in family situations.
Also see the previous Dinosaurs storytime ideas page from December 2004.