It’s undeniable: kids love dinosaurs.
There’s just something about the prehistoric reptiles that fascinates young minds, to the point where most kids go through a “dinosaur phase”. Dinosaurs were real creatures, discovered by science, but there’s a certain element of whimsy and imagination that goes along with it.
Do you have a budding paleontologist in the household or classroom?
Then keep reading for everything you need to know about dinosaurs and how to feed your child’s love for science and history using dinosaur worksheets.
What exactly is paleontology?
Paleontology is the study of ancient life on Earth. Paleontologists use fossils to piece together the story of the plants and animals that were alive millions of years ago, and how they all interacted with each other.
Dinosaurs fall under the umbrella of paleontology, as ancient fossils are our key to learning everything about the extinct reptiles. Did you know that early human civilizations collected fossils as well? The difference is, they used them primarily for decoration — with no real understanding of where they came from!
We’ve got a huge worksheet bundle all about paleontology, explaining how information and data is collected to help us understand dinosaurs and other prehistoric life. It’s a great introduction for any kid who’s interested in learning as much as they can about dinosaurs.
8 “roarsome” dinosaur worksheet bundles
Encourage your child’s interest in dinosaurs with our activity-filled dinosaur worksheets. They’re packed with information about all different types of dinos, as well as contextual historical facts and an insight into the science of paleontology.
Start out with our dinosaur curriculum guide, which packages all our content in one easy place to give you a foundation for planning your dino classes. It’s a great jumping-off point before diving deep into the prehistoric world. Then tuck into the rest…
This worksheet bundle focuses on carnivorous dinosaurs, who hunted their prey and fed on other animals. About one-third of all dinosaurs were meat-eaters, including the ever-popular (and ever-feared!) Tyrannosaurus rex.
Carnivorous dinos can be identified by their sharp teeth and claws, which helped them hunt and eat their prey. They also had a great sense of smell and hearing, and were pretty sneaky. This fascinating 25-page bundle explores the most well known meat-eating dinosaurs and teaches students to identify predatory behavior in other animals.
Plant-eating dinos, or herbivores, are often seen as the more chilled-out and peaceful ones compared to their carnivorous counterparts. Well known herbivores include the Brachiosaurus and Triceratops, and plant eaters made up about two-thirds of all dinosaurs.
Our 23-page worksheet bundle gives an in-depth look at herbivorous dinosaurs, how they lived and how they’re identified.
(Spoiler: it’s by the way their teeth and digestive tract developed!)
Ah, the good old T-rex. Perhaps the most frightening of all the dinosaurs, T-rex definitely has a name for being the big, scary bully. That might be because of their role in the Jurassic Park films, but their reputation has some weight behind it too.
The Tyrannosaurus rex was the largest carnivorous dinosaur — and a ferocious predator! The most complete T-rex skeleton found stands at over 45 feet tall and they could run super-fast, up to 25 miles per hour.
Put simply: you don’t want to get on the wrong side of a T-rex!
Aside from the fear factor, they’re a fascinating genus of dinosaur and it’s no wonder kids are obsessed with them. Feed their interest with our massive T-rex worksheet bundle, with 22 pages of info, activities, and photos.
Mary was a British paleontologist from the early 1800s whose fossil discoveries led to huge advancements in our scientific understanding of prehistoric life. At a time when the field was mainly dominated by men, she made a name for herself as one of the most respected scientists in the geological community.
She found vertebrate fossils that date back over 200 million years, and many skeletons and specimens over the course of her career. She’s now considered one of the most influential female scientists of all time.
Our Mary Anning worksheet bundle dives into her career and discoveries, and would be especially interesting for any girls who show an interest in paleontology.
The Spinosaurus is a super-cool dinosaur with long spines on its back, making it look like a snail or some kind of humpback.
Kids love this dinosaur because it looks like some kind of mythical creature that they’d dream up in a fairytale. Also, they were huge — reaching up to 50 feet long!
Our worksheet bundle is full of cool facts about the dinosaur, and has fun activities to complete too.
The triceratops is one of the most well-known dinosaurs, and it’s also the most commonly discovered dinosaur in North America. They had very large heads, and scientists have discovered a triceratops skull that was eight feet long!
The triceratops had giant horns as well, which were used for defense and also just to look strong and impressive. Kids will love learning all about this classic dinosaur. So why not download our 23-page worksheet bundle, complete with pictures and activities.
A critical question that comes up when kids first learn about dinosaurs: why and how did they go away?
Over 60 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped out from our planet and for years scientists believed it was because their food sources ran out. But in the 1980s, it was discovered that the dinosaurs all died after a huge comet hit Earth and caused their extinction. This worksheet bundle is all about the extinction of different species — not just dinosaurs. It looks at how mass extinction comes about, and the effect it has on the planet.
These aren’t technically dinosaurs, as they lived in a different era. But megalodon sharks are just as impressive and worthy of fascination.
These giant sea-dwellers went extinct 2.6 million years ago, and were over 50 feet long. There’s a bit of mystery around the megalodon, as scientists have only ever found teeth of the massive beasts. But it’s amazing how much information we can learn just from a tooth fossil — check out our worksheet bundle to learn more about the megalodon and just how much scientists know (and don’t know!) about them.
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