Jump In To Summer Learning: Dinosaur Round Up and Lesson Plans

When Cassie and I first envisioned our summer program last November, we knew we wanted something well planned out.  We’re both very busy moms and we need “grab and go” type materials.  In my head I was picturing something like a homemade summer camp.  Activities, crafts, books, snacks, and fun!  We also wanted to make sure there was a learning aspect to it, so we decided to do a general review of the core subjects for each grade level.

On Thursday we put out the learning part – the review.

Kinder and First Grade

Tot and PreK


Today I’m going to include the activities, crafts, snacks, books, and more!  I’m going to link everything in this post as a visual and at the end you will find links to pdf lesson plans by age/grade level.  There are some crafts and activities I’ve linked to that were not included in the lesson plans (probably due to space) so make sure to check them out!  And if one of the links in the lesson plans isn’t for you, feel free to find a replacement!



1. Stegosaurus Clothespin Craft
2. Sponge Painting
3. Dot Marker Eggs
4. D is for Dinosaur
5. Q-Tip Dinosaurs
6. T-Rex Craft
7. Salt Dough Fossil Puzzle
8. Dinosaur Art
9. Handprint Art


I strongly recommend choosing one sensory activity for the week and repeating it to get as much use as possible.  Sensory materials can get expensive.

1. Edible Dinosaur Sensory Bin
2. Dinosaur Bone Sensory Bin
3. Dino Play Dough
4. Ice Age Sensory Bin
5. Dinosaur and Volcano Bath



1. Dinosaur Stencil Shirts|
2. Erupting Volcano
3. Find Your Dino Name
4. Dinosaur in Ice Activity
5. Sticker Matching
6. Paper Mache Dino Banks
7. Make a Dino Grass Head



I truly believe that no lesson plan is complete with at least one snack suggestion.  I try to find healthy options, but we enjoy our sweets too!

1. Dinosaur Rice Krispie Treats
2. Fossil Cookies
3. Dinosaur Layered Pudding
4. Volcano Sandwich


I’ve added the books in a widget simply to make it easier to get all the info you might need.  I encourage you to check out the books at the library before purchasing!

In case there is a problem with the amazon carousel, here is a list of the books:

Digging Up Dinosaurs (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
How Big Was a Dinosaur? (Picture Books)
Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones
Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Dinosaur (DK Eyewitness Books)
Dinosaur Bones (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs



If you’d like to do more Dinosaur themed learning, check out these other printable packs

Dinosaur Kinder Pack
Dinosaur PreK Packs
Dinosaur Pack
Dinosaur Train Tot Pack
D is for Dinosaur
Dinosaur Pages
Dinosaur Early Learning Pack
Dino Dig Kindergarten Pack


To download the lesson plans for Kinder and First Go Here

To download the lesson plans for Tot and Preschool Go Here