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Dinosaur Morning Basket

Calling all future paleontologists! If you have kids who LOVE dinosaurs as much as mine do then they will enjoy learning all about the pre-historic creature during morning time. Our Dinosaur Morning Basket is full of books, games, hands-on activities, and much more that will help my kids learn all about dinosaurs. I hope your children enjoy these morning basket ideas too!  


Dinosaur Morning Basket


What’s Included In Our Dinosaur Morning Basket:


There are so many great non-fiction and fiction books about dinosaurs. We will be continuing to read through the Magic Tree House series and the nonfiction companion to the read aloud. These are a few of the other books that we will be reading this month:

Dinosaurs Before Dark

Dinosaurs: A Nonfiction Companion

What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs?

The Big Book of Dinosaurs

Dinosaur A-Z

Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia

The Dinosaur Book

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs 

Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs

What If You Had T. Rex Teeth?: And Other Dinosaur Parts

Dinosaur Books



We love games! They are such a fun way to learn about a variety of topics. These are a few of the games that we will be playing this month:

Dinosaur Escape

Dinosaur Bingo

Dino-Opoly Monopoly Board Game

Dinosaurs Memory Matching Game

Professor Noggin’s Dinosaurs

Super Tooth

Dino Math Tracks Game

Dinosaur Games


Hands-On Activities:

Hands-on activities are always fun to do during morning time! From puzzles to sensory bins, there’s so many educational activities that your children can explore while you read aloud to them. Here are a couple of the hands-on activities for this unit:

Dino Fossil Dig Kit

Dino Poop Dig

Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle

Dinosaur Science & Anatomy Educational Magnets Tin

Create with Clay Dinosaurs

The Magic School Bus: Back in Time with the Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Sensory Bin



Creating craft projects are not only fun but kids can work on developing their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, and much more. Here are just a few of the crafts we will be making this month:

Cotton Ball Dinosaur Painting

Dinosaur Terrarium 

Dinosaur Scratch Art Project


Other Resources:

When we are doing our morning basket, I have found that it is the best time for us to review the calendar, write in our journals, and do any additional activities such as our mindfulness exercises or life skill practice. This month, we will be using these resources:

Big Life Journal

All About Today Calendar Board

How to Tie Your Shoes


Dinosaur Morning Basket


 This Dinosaur Morning Basket is sure to be dino-mite! I hope they enjoy these resources and activities as much as my kids will this month!