Our Lil’ Explorers are learning about the letter D and of course, in a month all about dinosaurs, D is for dinosaurs!
This activity gives your Lil’ the opportunity to work on gluing skills and (if they’re ready) cutting skills while learning about the letter D.
Grab a FREE copy of D is for Dinosaur HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds (D)

Creative Skills

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Required Materials

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D is for Dinosaur Template

*White Paper


*Construction Paper



Step #1
Print and cut out the D is for Dinos template. We printed the D on green construction paper and we used left over shapes from our vehicle shape building for the spikes, legs, and head.
If you don’t have leftover shapes, don’t worry. The legs, spikes and head are all part of our template and can easily be printed on colored construction paper.
Step #2
Glue the D on its side on a piece of white paper so that the curve is pointed up.
Step #3
Glue four rectangles below the straight line on the D to create legs for your dinosaur.
Step #4
Glue triangles along the curved edge of the D to create spikes.
Step #5
Glue a rectangle to the front of the D to be the neck, then glue the oval slightly overlapping the end of the rectangle for the head of the dinosaur.
Step #6
Finish your dinosaur with a face and a smile using markers.
Step #7

Label your paper D is for Dinosaur.

Teacher Tip

A few of you have asked, “When do you know if your Lil’ is ready to use scissors?” For the most part this is a personal judgment call, but I want you to know I am working on a post that will help you decide if your Lil’ is ready or not.


Let us know what you think of this lesson and share pictures of your Lil’ and their D is for Dinosaur!