Y’all when I first came up with the idea of this activity, I totally underestimated how much my kids were going to love it.

I set it up for them while they were at their grandparents house swimming and they came home and were so enamored with this activity. And since doing it they’ve asked me multiple times to hide the color dinosaurs around the house for them to go find.

So this activity is great for getting your kids moving, working on identifying colors, as well as sorting. 

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions

Patterns

  • Sort objects based on two characteristics; size, color, shape, texture, or weight

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play

Patterns

  • Sort objects based on two characteristics; size, color, shape, texture, or weight

Required Materials

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Dinosaur Color Hunt Template

*Construction Paper

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Dinosaur Color Hunt Template. 

Step #2

Hide the dinosaurs around your house or playroom.

Step #3

Place a red, blue, green, and yellow piece of construction paper in the center of the room.

Step #4

Invite your kids to find one dinosaur at a time and so it it onto the construction paper in the center of the room.

Keep doing this until you have found all of the hidden dinosaurs.

Teacher Tip

We used tape to hide some of of the dinosaurs in higher places to make a little more challenging.

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