I never expected the dinosaur phase to last so long! Here you will find dinosaur toys for toddlers and kids in addition to dinosaur costumes, dinosaur activities, dinosaur books, and dinosaur bakeware. If you have kids who pretend to hatch out of blankets and roar around the house like a T-Rex, then you are in for a treat! These are some of the best dinosaur toys for toddlers, and would be great for kids in the range of 2-6 I’d say!
Best Dinosaur Toys For Toddlers
I know kids move on from toys quickly, but I still really love feed the phase they are in, because if you wait, they grow up and will no longer be excited about the same things. So enjoy your dinosaur loving kid that who thinks that they are a real dinosaur 🙂 I’ve divided this gift guide into dinosaur toys, dinosaur costumes, dinosaur books, dinosaur cooking ideas, and dinosaur activities.
Many of these are personal items we love and others are one’s I know my son would want. We’ve had dinosaur toys around since he was a toddler and he’s still loving them at age 6. In fact, that’s what he wanted his birthday cake to be this year!
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This is the exact costume my daughter is wearing in the photo above and it’s been a hit for both my kids now for years! It comes in a ton of sizes from baby to older kids so if you have a few kids that want to match it’s perfect. Plus it’s velvety soft and comes with puffy dinosaur slippers. My little girl is the real thing in it, and she knows it.
If you want to opt in for a more affordable play costume, check out this DIY dinosaur hat post from lalymom.com! All you need is a kid sized ball cap, glue gun, and some black and white felt.
Dinosaur books with insanely good ratings:
Dinotopia was my husband’s favorite dinosaur book growing up and the pictures are incredible! This is the first in a series of 3 books about an imaginary world where people and dinosaurs live together in harmony. A great read aloud. My 4 year old is enthralled.
More dinosaur books for toddlers and preschoolers
Blister the Velociraptor Robot Helicopter
We lucked out and found this velociraptor robot at Goodwill, and my son played with nothing else for a solid month. It got put aside for a while but has since been played with again and again, and is the number 1 toy all the boys want when they come over to play. It has over 70 phrases, a low and high volume (or off), and has a super cool flashlight feature in the front. The batteries lasted forever (and we got ours used!).
Soft rubber and highly realistic…I can just see my son chasing people down the hallways with this triceratops head.
Set of 4 Dinosaur Toys on Wheels
These rolling dinosaurs roll on their own when you crank them back and let go. What stuck out to me was how many 5 star reviews this had…over 1500!
Dinosaur Track Toy Set
This dinosaur race car set includes tracks, bridge, trees, dinosaurs, and trucks (206 pieces total).
Hatching Dino Eggs
We got a hatching dinosaur egg for Christmas from Aunty Gina and Uncle Paul and wow it my son loved it! It has a hard shell and you soak it in water for about a full day, and it cracks and out pops a little dinosaur to play with. The downside was waiting for the egg to hatch. It’s a delayed gratification type of toy.
I used to play with one of these! It’s a great way for kids to jump and get out energy.
1 lb moldable indoor sand playbox
Make dinos in the Cool Sand at the table! Doesn’t dry out and comes with dinos and molds to play.
National geographic kinetic sand is an awesome gift. Somehow the sand sticks together and doesn’t dry out. It’s easy to shape into molds and play with.
We have this set and love it! It comes with a ton of plastic dinosaurs, trees, a few volcanos, and play rocks, and a tub for storage. My kids set up a “dino village” and we crack them out with Play Doh for extra fun play.
Dinosaurs in the Kitchen
We love our reusable dino molds that make 4 dinosaur popsicles! The downside is that I prefer smaller popsicles, as these have pretty thick little bodies. But man my kids love eating a triceratops!
Dinner time help with Dino Plate
Help picky eaters be brave at meal time with this dino plate game. I was drawn to this plate because there are over 800 reviews for this with an average of 4.5 stars!
For Play Doh & sugar cookies. These look durable and any girl or boy would make some great Play Doh cut outs with these, or sugar cookies.
Dino Water Bottle
We have a stainless steel dinosaur water bottle for my son. 6 year old approved.
We have had these and I’m a HUGE fan. 24 pages of coloring, and the marker has no color. Color only shows up on the page when the marker touches it.
Update January 2018: My 3.5 and 5 year old each got one of these for Christmas and of all the things they opened, this was what they worked on right away after presents were opened. Still a favorite I guess!
Build a dinosaur with clay
Cover 3 dinosaurs with clay to make colorful clay creations. What a great reusable hands on activity. Includes wiggly eyes, molding tools, 3 plastic skeletons and 5 clay colors.
National Geographic real fossils dig kit
This fossil dig kit comes with a parent guide for teaching kids more about how fossils are formed. Comes with chisel tools, magnifying glass, dig brick with real fossils, and parent guide.
This has 4 holographic pieces with dinosaur stencils to get this awesome effect. I put this one down because it has dinosaur stencils in it, but if you want the same cool paper for WAY cheaper, check out these ones. You can get 130 sheets for $8 (with no dinosaur stencil though) instead of just 4 sheets for $5 like this one from Melissa and Doug. Personally, I’d get both to have the dinosaur stencils and the huge pack of cheap black paper.
My son will not color with his sister’s princess coloring book, but I guarantee he would color this!
Dino Robe + Pajama Set
This pajama and robe set is such a steal…it’s the price I found most dinosaur robes for so it’s like you get a bonus pair of pajamas (WITH dinosaurs on them too!).
Light Up Dinosaur Boots
We bought these exact light up dinosaur rain boots and they were SUCH A HIT! The light lasted us 1 full year of constant wear before one boot hit the dust. It’s so nice to take these if we go anywhere in the dark. Worth every cent so far!
Soft Dinosaur Blanket
Our kids are obsessed with soft blankets. This hooded dinosaur blanket would be 100% well received by any dino loving kid!
Outee Rubber Boots
These dinosaur boots come in yellow, green, or blue and had 100 4.5 star reviews! The price was awesome too.
Dinosaur Bedroom Decorations
Dinosaur Toddler Bed Set and matching wall decor
This 5 piece set comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter, pillowcase, and sham. The dinosaur wall art matches and is sold separately.
Customizable Dinosaur Toy Chest
Every room needs somewhere to put toys, and this dinosaur themed toy chest doubles as a bench.
Giant Stuffed Dinosaur by Melissa and Doug
I can just imagine a little kid seeing this for the first time. Kind of fun, but I’m guessing it would be more of a room decoration than an actual toy?
Get ready for your kids to start spewing off facts to you about dinosaurs.
- Dinosaur Train
- Dino Dan
- Dino Dana
- DinoTrucks (Too scary for my kids, but older kids would love these dinosaur machines).
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