I’ve promised to continue sharing more of the matching games 2-year-old N loves, and here’s the next one: Dinosaur Matching Game for Toddlers.
Dinosaurs are always popular with kids, and N definitely gets very excited when he sees his plastic dinos. I expected him to really like this theme, and he sure did 🙂
This game is perfect for learning colors, dinosaur names, visual discrimination, one-to-one correspondence, and more!
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Materials for Dinosaur Matching Game
- Dinosaur Matching Game pdf file (download below).
- Two sheets of paper. I like to use heavier scrapbook paper.
- Laminating pouches.
- Paper cutter or scissors.
What’s in the Printable PDF File?
The dinosaur matching game features six different dinosaurs: a blue ankylosaurus, a red tyrannosaurus, a green spinosaurus, a purple archaeopteryx, a gray apatosaurus, and a yellow compsognathus.
I’ve included three different versions of matching cards: One with the color names, one with the dinosaur names, and one with both the color names and the dinosaur names.
You’ll probably want to stick to one set of cards for younger toddlers, but you can definitely mix and match once your kids are up for it. N didn’t really see a difference between the different sets.
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Do you have toddlers who love matching? I have a book of matching games for them!
In my book Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I’ve included instructions for playing memory and matching games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.
Looking for more dinosaur activities? Check out what my friends have come up with for today’s theme!
Free Printable Dinosaur Activities for Kids | The Natural Homeschool
Mini Dinosaurs in a Jar Craft + Pet Dinosaur Books | Artsy Momma
Printable Dinosaur Bookmark | Easy Peasy and Fun
Dinosaur Connect the Dots Printables | Living Life and Learning
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