HELP! Our dinosaurs have lost their spikes! This name and sight word (Lil’ Creators only) activity will allow your Lil’ to give the dinosaurs their spikes back and work on their name recognition, sight words, and fine motor skills.

You can grab a free copy of the template in the Required Materials section below!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

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

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name
  • Recognize sight words (I, my, you, is, are, the, of, and, can, like)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Clothes Pin Dinosaur Name Template - Lil' Explorers

Clothes Pin Dinosaur Name Template - Lil' Creators

*Sharpie

*Construction Paper

*Clothes Pins

Step #1
Print and cut out your templates. We printed on orange and yellow construction paper.
Step #2
Write your Lil’s name down the spine of the dinosaur.
Step #3
Write your Lil’s name on clothes pins with one letter per clothes pin.
Lil’ creators will also put the letters for their sight words on clothes pins.
Step #4
Invite your Lil’ to match the clothespins to the letters on their dinosaur(s).

Teacher Tip

I chose to laminate our dinosaurs for a little more durability, but that is totally optional!

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