These free printable Dinosaur Tracing Activity Cards are an excellent way to build pre-writing skills with your preschoolers at home or in the classroom. You can download and print these no-prep dinosaur printables to use as part of your very own dinosaur-themed lessons this year.
If your preschool learners love dinosaurs as much as mine, they will have tons of fun tracing these dinosaur friends. Plus, tracing is a great way to help preschoolers build finger strength and pencil control for handwriting.
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Keep reading for more fun ways to help your preschoolers build fine motor skills with dinosaurs and dinosaur tracing activity cards.
Dinosaur Tracing Activity Cards
Tracing is an excellent way for preschoolers to build manual dexterity, develop hand-eye coordination, and practice proper pencil grasp.
These free printable dinosaur tracing activity cards are an easy way to practice these important skills while having fun. Here are some fun ideas for using these activity cards at home and in the classroom:
- Use dinosaur tracing activity cards as part of a fun dinosaur-themed center in your preschool classroom. Print and laminate cards for kids to practice tracing again and again with wet or dry erase markers.
- Print dinosaur tracing activity cards to keep kids learning and having fun on a long car ride, while waiting at a restaurant, or in a waiting room.
- Color these dinosaur activity cards with your preschoolers once they have finished tracing the dinosaurs. Coloring is another fantastic way for kids to build pre-writing skills.
Build Fine Motor Skills with Dinosaur Activities
There are lots of other fun ways to practice fine motor skills with your preschoolers using dinosaurs. Once your little learners have traced and colored all their dinosaur activity cards, try some of these other fine motor skill building dinosaur activities:
- Dinosaur Lacing Cards: Turn these dinosaur tracing activity cards into lacing cards for more early learning fun with your preschoolers. Simply laminate your dinosaurs and use a hole punch to create holes for laces around the outline of each dinosaur. Then, give your preschoolers some colorful yarn or ribbon to practice their lacing skills.
- Trace “Real” Dinosaurs Outside: Get hands-on with your dinosaur tracing activities. Use plastic dinosaurs and sidewalk chalk to trace “real” dinosaurs outside. Kids can trace the outline of the dinosaurs on the sidewalk in chalk.
- Dinosaur Loose Parts Station: Set up a dinosaur loose parts activity station in your classroom or at home. Provide your preschoolers with a variety of materials. Ideas include nuts and bolts, modeling clay, dry pasta, pipe cleaners, small twigs, and leaves. Watch your preschoolers get creative building their own dinosaurs by manipulating these loose parts to create unique creatures with their imagination and dexterity.
More Dinosaur Activity Printables to Explore
Once you’ve explored all the fun activities you can do with these dinosaur tracing activity cards, don’t forget to check out my other exciting dinosaur printables to use with your preschool learners. There are all kinds of fun dinosaur-themed ways to learn and explore this year!
What’s your favorite dinosaur-themed preschool activity? Share your favorites in the comment section, so we can try them at home with our little learners too.
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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.
I hope you enjoy using these free printable dinosaur activities with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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