Sunday, August 21, 2016

Counting Dinosaurs

If you have a kiddo fascinated with dinosaurs, they will love this hands-on "Counting Dinosaurs" activity set.  Good for PreK-1st grade, this resource includes self-checking and standard counting activities to practice counting, identifying and writing numbers, and matching sets up to 10.

 The self-checking set is color coded for kids to quickly recognize whether they have matched the number, number word, and dinosaur set correctly.  This is great for students who may need extra support; it builds their self-confidence to complete it independently, rather than always having to ask for help.

Simply count, trace, and match! If the cards are laminated, they can use a dry-erase marker to trace the numeral and number word cards.  Simply erase when done for others to complete next!


For those not ready to identify and match number words, you can eliminate those cards, and have the kids match numbers to dinosaur sets.  This is what I did with my 3 year-old.  Her favorite part was tracing the numbers, which is great for her fine-motor as well as number identification. 

 When done, your kids can complete this counting dinosaur worksheet, also included in the activity set.  They will count, write the number, and color the dinosaurs.  This is a great way to check for understanding after they complete the matching activity. 

  The standard set, also included, is not color coded.  Instead, ALL cards are bordered in the same color.  I prefer using the standard set for those who need the extra challenge, and when assessing the kids one-on-one.  The same color border eliminates the chances of them simply color matching :)

Build math, writing, and reading skills with this engaging Counting Dinosaurs game and worksheet.  It makes a great math center, number assessment, and an early-finisher task. Put the cards in a zipper pouch, along with a dry-erase marker, add a kid-friendly dinosaur book, and send it home in a bag for kids to complete with their family, then return to school the following day.  Parents love this take-home activity!

If you're looking for more Dinosaur Counting Worksheets, you can find them here.


  1. This is so cute! My 3yo loves dinos, and will really enjoy this!

    1. Thank you, Erica! Kids are so drawn to dinosaurs :)

  2. Very cute and easy to send home with the kids.

    1. Thank you :) Yes, it's such a treat when they get a chance to get the dinosaur activity bag home to share with their family!

  3. Replies
    1. Great! My 3yo daughter loved this. I modified it for her, doing only the numeral and set cards to 5.