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Dinosaur Sorting

As my dinosaur lovers are growing up, so too are the materials I make about dinosaurs.

These days, my kids are more interested about the interesting facts about dinosaurs than just any old dinosaur related activity.

And that’s fine with me. Interests should expand with age.

These dinosaur sorting cards are great for more than just sorting. They include a few details about each dinosaur – typically information to help determine if they were herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.

Dinosaur Sorting Cards

How to Use the Dinosaur Cards

My intention for these cards was for sorting. But they turned out pretty lovely and I think there are many ways to use them.

For the intended purpose – follow the clues on each card to determine if your dinosaur if a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore.

Then use a dinosaur book (such as this one) or Google to determine if you were right.

If you got it wrong – what clue led you astray?

Other ways to use the cards:

  • Read them and learn more about dinosaurs
  • Hang them up for some dinosaur informative art
  • Cover up the facts and use them as flashcards.

How to Sort Dinosaurs

As usual, nearly every rule has an exception. So keep in mind that just because one clue points toward one answer, it’s the sum of the clues that will lead you to the correct answer.

Things to know when sorting the dinosaurs:

  • Dinosaurs with sharp teeth ate meat
  • Dinosaurs with flat teeth ate plants
  • Omnivores has teeth that were a combination of sharp and flat
  • All carnivorous dinosaurs walked on two feet
  • Most herbivores walked on four legs or spent time on two legs and four legs.
  • Carnivores had large and sharp claws
  • Herbivores typically had defensive structures like armored plates, horns, tail spikes, bony skull frills, etc.

Get Your Copy of the Dinosaur Sorting Cards here:

You can get the dinosaur sorting cards here:

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