Dinosaur Painting for Kids Process Art Activity

Encourage creative thinking and problem-solving skills with this quick and easy Dinosaur Painting for Kids process art activity. Your little kids will have a blast creating their very own open-ended dinosaur art! 

Dinosaur Painting for Kids images with text: Dinosaur Painting for Kids Process ArtThe little guy and baby girl were so excited to get started with our dinosaur theme and as usual, we’re doing some really fun process art activities! This week, we’re learning about Types of Dinosaurs. And today both kiddos enjoyed this quick & easy Dinosaur Painting for Kids.

preschooler sponge painting using dinosaur stencil
Painting is wonderful for little kids to build their creative thinking and fine motor skills. And besides, most kiddos won’t turn down an opportunity to get messy, which means important sensory benefits as well.  

preschooler sponge painting with stencil
You’re definitely not going to want to miss this awesome dinosaur process art activity for little kids!  

preschooler's dinosaur sponge painting
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preschooler's dinosaur process art
A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

preschooler sponge painting using paint and dinosaur stencil
preschooler's Dinosaur Painting for Kids
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but we seriously love this preschool curriculum. Not only is it perfect for baby girl, but it’s also a great jumping-off point for art and science for the little guy. And of course, a curriculum this versatile is a homeschool mama’s dream. 

child making dinosaur process art using paint and stencil
Dinosaur Painting for Kids

Visual Arts, Fine Motor

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Sponge
  • Dinosaur Stencils
  • Background Paper
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Nature Items

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies. 


  • What do you notice about the plants in the photo? 
  • What type of dinosaur might like to live near plants? 
  • Which paint color will you use? 
  • How will you use the stencil? 


  • How did the child use his or her stencil? 
  • Did he or she understand how to sponge paint over the stencil to make a design? 

child sponge painting dinosaur art
Most days I do the math and literacy activities with baby girl while the little guy does his independent work. Both kiddos tend to enjoy the community challenge, process art, investigation station and suggested story. 

child's dinosaur process art
We don’t do each one every day, but we pick and choose what works for us and our schedule that particular week. Sometimes, we have “Fun Friday” and do Experience Early Learning all day. 

child using a sponge and dinosaur stencil to paint
By that point in the week, most of the Math and Language Arts is finished and we can use our homeschool time to focus on science, art, and music. 

child's dinosaur process art using stencil
dinosaur process art
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our dinosaur theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)

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Experience Early Learning Early Childhood Education Verified Blogger badge with owlAs an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger

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