Be a dinosaur hunter! Dinosaur-loving kids will get to count and practice color recognition with two exciting printable scavenger hunts.
Click the images below to print yours out.
Kids love to play and search for hidden items. Now, you can put them both together for learning and lots of playful fun. If you’re doing this activity with younger kids, ages 3 and 4, you will need to hide the dinosaurs in plain sight.
Review the colors before you start. Look at the scavenger hunt sheet with your child to be sure your child knows which dinosaurs are which colors before you begin.
Also, tell your child that he or she will be looking for the right color to match. Meaning, children don’t need to match the species of dinosaur, just the color. (Although you can do that later your own with older kids.)
- Cardstock or printer paper
- Mini Dino Counters
- Plastic sheet protector (optional)
- Print out the scavenger hunt sheets. You have two options:
- PICTURES ONLY for 3- and 4- year olds
- WRITTEN NUMBERS for 5- and 6- year olds
- Gather the right number and color of dinosaurs listed on the scavenger hunt sheet.
- Hide your dinosaurs. Make sure you hide the dinosaurs in plain sight to start, especially for 3- and 4- year olds.
- Give the printable to your child.
- Have fun searching, counting, and sorting!
Keep the fun going with more dino activities
- Have your child hide the dinosaurs for you to find.
- See if your child wants to find the dinosaurs by species instead of by color.
- Sort all the dinosaurs into color groups. Count them up!
- Use the dinosaurs to pretend to play dinosaur hunter. Bury them in the sandbox and play paleontologist.
- Add in colored playing dough. See if your child can match the dinosaurs to their matching color playing dough.
- Compare which dinosaur is tallest, shortest, smallest, or biggest.
Won’t these activities for ages 3 to 6 be so engaging? Especially for dinosaur fans.
My little learner had a blast. He didn’t want to stop playing dino hunter. Little did he know that he was actually practicing counting and recognizing colors!
That’s the beauty of playful learning!
Happy dino hunting!
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