The Ultimate Dinosaur Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages

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If you know how to pronounce Archaeopteryx, chances are you have a dinosaur-obsessed child at home. Even though they’re extinct, these giant creatures continue to fascinate kids (and adults!) of all ages.

Did you know the dinosaur with the longest name is the 23-letter Micropachycephalosaurus? Or that the Argentinosaurus was the largest dinosaur and the largest land animal ever known?

Consider us the paleontologists of gift guides – digging for the very best prehistoric presents that will make every dinosaur enthusiast roar with delight. From building toys to costumes, and books to paleontology kits, here are the best dinosaur toys and gifts.

You can’t tricera-top this ultimate dinosaur gift guide for kids of all ages!

For more fun gift ideas for kids of all ages, check out the Themed Gift Guides.

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Dinosaur Gifts for Toddlers

POKE-A-DOT! DINOSAURS A TO Z

Get ready for some dino-mite fun! Your toddler can poke the irresistible click-to-count buttons to hear satisfying “clicks” and “pops” as they learn about Dinosaurs A to Z.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Melissa & Doug Children's Book - Poke-A-Dot: Dinosaurs A to Z (Board Book with Buttons to Pop)


Dinoblock Board Book

This board book all about dinosaurs features thick pages cut into the shapes of dinosaurs! Little readers will learn about more than 20 different dinos via die-cuts of their unique silhouettes and a characteristic of that dinosaur.

And don’t worry, the author also includes a phonetic spelling of the dinosaur’s name to help with pronunciation. Phew!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Dinoblock (An Abrams Block Book)


SmartMax My First Dinosaurs

With this magnetic dinosaur building set, your toddler can build five dinosaurs or mix and match for crazy Jurassic creations, all the while learning about magnetism, color matching, animal recognition, and stacking.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

SmartMax My First Dinosaurs STEM Magnetic Discovery Building Set with Soft Animals for Ages 1-5


Bellzi Dinosaur Collection

The Bellzi Dinosaur Collection is seriously cute. Choose between a Brontosaurus, T-Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Pterodactyl, or collect the entire prehistoric gang.

Buy it: Amazon

Bellzi Pterodactyl Cute Stuffed Animal Plush Toy - Adorable Soft Dinosaur Toy Plushies and Gifts - Perfect Present for Kids, Babies, Toddlers - Terri


LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World Dinosaur Breakout

Welcome to Jurassic World! This LEGO Duplo Dinosaur Breakout Set includes a buildable entrance to Jurassic World with open-and-close fencing, a large T. rex, a baby triceratops, and a dinosaur trainer figure with a motorcycle.

Experience Jurassic World from the safety of your home while your toddler has fun with an escaping dinosaur and a heroic rescue mission. 

Buy it: Amazon or Target

LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World T. rex and Triceratops Dinosaur Breakout 10939 Building Toy Gift for Young Dinosaur Fans; New 2021 (36 Pieces)


Prextex Dinosaur Volcano

Where do dinosaurs go to rest after roaming the prehistoric wild in search of ancient adventures? In their zip-up travel volcano, of course! This dinosaur volcano is a cozy home for the plush pack of five dinos.

Easy to use, just zip the dinosaur friends inside the volcano house for storage and the rest is dino history!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Prextex Dinosaur Jurassic Volcano House with 5 Plush Dinosaurs Stuffed Animals, Great for Kids Plush Toys for Toddlers, Boys and Girls


Baby Alive Dino Cuties Doll

There’s nothing cuter than a baby in dino pajamas. Well, maybe one with a dino-shaped bottle! Choose between a tyrannosaurus, triceratops, stegosaurus, or collect all three.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Baby Alive Dino Cuties Doll, Triceratops, Doll Accessories, Drinks, Wets, Triceratops Dinosaur Toy for Kids Ages 3 Years and Up, Blonde Hair


Little Tikes Go and Grow Dino Ride On

Unfortunately, your toddler won’t be able to ride a real dinosaur, but this dinosaur-themed ride on toy is the next best thing. With an adjustable seat, this ride-on trike will be your toddlers’ go-to mode of transportation for a long time. 

Buy it: Target or Walmart

smiling dinosaur ride on tricyle toy

Naturally Kids Dinosaur Backpack

The dinosaur backpack has a special spot just for your kiddo’s favorite dino stuffed animal, so now your toddler never has to leave home without a dinosaur friend in tow!

Buy it: Amazon

Naturally KIDS Medium Dinosaur Backpack - Dinosaur Toys for Kids 5-7 - Kids Backpack for Girls w Stuffed Animal - Gifts for 6 Year Old Boy - w Pockets & Reflective Logo - Backpack w Green Triceratops


Burt’s Bees Baby Pajamas

Dressing the part is half the fun! These organic cotton pajamas from Burt’s Bees Baby are sure to lull your toddler into a dreamy sleep full of dino adventures. 

Buy it: Burt’s Bees Baby or Amazon

Burt's Bees Baby baby boys Pajamas, Tee Pant 2-piece Pj Set, 100% Organic Cotton and Toddler Pajama Bottoms, Happy Herbivores, 3T US


Little Tikes T-Rex Cozy Coupe

Beep, Beep, T-Rex Cozy Coupe is coming through! The dinosaur spikes and decals will thrill even the smallest dino enthusiast. Add the floorboard and use the rooftop handle to push the youngest explorers, and remove the floorboard when they’re ready to take the wheel.

Features a working horn, clicking key, and an opening gas cap.

Buy it: Amazon

T-Rex Cozy Coupe by Little Tikes Dinosaur Ride-On Car for Kids


Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table

Do you have a little paleontologist at home? Perfect for digging for dinosaur bones, this dino sand and water table has two sides of sensory play and comes with a 7-piece accessory set including a double-sided rake and shovel.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table


Soft Landing Darling Duo Dino Ride-On

Rock away to adventure with your toddler’s new best friend! This plush and rocker bundle is perfect for the playroom, bedroom, living room, any room, really…and the stuffed animal counterpart means your little one will never leave the house without their favorite friend.

Buy it: Amazon or Kohl’s

Soft Landing | Darling Duos | 2-Piece Plush & Joyride Character Rocker Bundle ­– Dino


Dino Nod Chair

Create a special spot that’s just right for reading, snuggling, or watching their favorite show by adding this comfy, kid-sized chair to any room. Plus, its scaly dinosaur details add an extra pop of fun!

Buy it: Crate&Kids

green dino kid's chair from Crate&Kids

Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs

Oversized for little fingers, these jumbo dinosaurs are colorful and realistic. The set comes with five different dinosaurs and an activity guide, which encourages imagination and creativity.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs Expanded Set, Dinosaur Toys, Paleontology for Kids, Set of 5, Ages 3+


Dinosaur Gifts for Preschoolers

eeBoo Dinosaurs Matching Game

Brush up on your favorite dinosaurs with this dinosaur memory game featuring 18 pairs of dinosaur tiles to match. The perfect size to take on the go.

Buy it: Amazon

eeBoo Dinosaurs Little Memory and Matching Game


Petit Collage Magnetic Dress Up Set

Your little one can create a fun dinosaur-themed scene using their imagination and the 25-piece accessory set in this magnetic dress-up set. All the pieces pack in their storage box with magnetic closure.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Petit Collage Magnetic Dress Up, Dino Discovery – Magnetic Game Board with Mix and Match Magnetic Pieces, Ideal for Ages 3+ – Includes 2 Scenes and 25 Creative Magnetic Pieces


Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

The prehistoric world comes alive with this First Book of Dinosaurs. Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)


Haba Dinosaur Sand Glove

Your paleontologist will find several ways to use their new dino-shaped sand glove! Take a bite out of the sand (dirt and snow too!), or bury the head and use excavating tools to dig it out.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

HABA Dinosaur Sand Glove - Toy Digger and Play Artifact for the Beach, Sandbox or any Excavating Site


Melissa & Doug Floor Puzzle

A puzzle starring BIG creatures deserves BIG pieces! This one contains 48 extra-thick durable cardboard pieces perfect for preschool paleontologists. When they complete this prehistoric puzzle measuring  2’ x 3’, they will see their favorite dinosaurs on display.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle (48 pc)


Fred Dinner Winner Dino Time

The dino tray turns mealtime into a trek through the prehistoric past! It divides your kids’ meal into eight portions, with an extra covered portion for dessert. Can you make it through?

Buy it: Amazon

Genuine Fred Dino Time Genuine Fred WINNER Kid's Dinner Tray, 30 x 21.2 x 2.5 cm


Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin

This spectacular dino dig sensory bin comes with play sand, faux plant, rocks, eggs, sand shifter, dinosaurs, dino skeleton, fossils, brush, foam volcano, and tree and magnifying glass. It’s time to excavate dinosaur skeletons with this kid-friendly activity.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Creativity for Kids Sensory Bin: Dinosaur Dig - Dinosaur Toys for Toddler Boys and Girls


Animal Planet Dino Mega Tub Collection

Let your kid bring the animal kingdom to life with this dinosaur mega tub collection. With realistic dinosaur figurines, this 45-piece playset is a whole lot of fun and a must-have for any dino fan.

Buy it: Target

plastic tub filled with a collection of dinosaur figures

Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Thrashing Indominus Rex

The Imaginext Thrashing Indominus Rex is a fierce predator with a thrashing head and tail. Attach the smaller raptor to the dinosaur’s back and move the dinosaur tail to toss the raptor off!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Imaginext Jurassic World Thrashing Indominus Rex Dinosaur Set for preschool kids ages 3 years and up


Dinosaur Race Track

Ready, Set, Dino! This dinosaur-themed race track lets your kiddo create a unique track from a whopping 144 track pieces – an excellent activity for every dino fanatic with a need for speed.

Buy it: Amazon

Dinosaur Toys,Create A Dinosaur World Road Race,Flexible Track Playset and 2 pcs Cool Dinosaur car for 3 4 5 6 Year & Up Old boy Girls Best Gift


Lottie Doll Fossil Hunter

From the creators of the sweetest Lottie Dolls comes a doll celebrating women in archaeology & geology. This fossil hunter paleontology doll comes with fossil-finding tools, info cards, a backpack, and even tiny ammonites!

Buy it: Amazon

Lottie Fossil Hunter Doll | STEM Toys for Girls & Boys | Science Toys | Science Doll | Dinosaur Doll


Velociraptor Pillow Pet

Can a Velociraptor be cuddly? Well, this one is! This velociraptor pillow pet is a soft stuffed animal that unfolds into a fuzzy pillow for sleep. Sweet dinosaur dreams, little paleontologist!

Buy it: Amazon

Pillow Pets 16” Blue Velociraptor Stuffed Animal, Jurassic World Dinosaur Plush Toy


Great Pretenders T-rex Hooded Cape

Dress-up just took a step back in time to the Jurassic period with this T-Rex hooded cape. This dino cape features textured velour, realistic eyes, and 3D stuffed detailing, making every kiddo feel like the real deal. Other dino cape styles are available too.

Buy it: Amazon or Maisonette

Great Pretenders 56705, T-Rex Hooded Cape, US Size 4-5 Green


PBK Mackenzie Glow-in-the-Dark Backpack

Showcase your love of dinosaurs no matter how far you travel with the glow-in-the-dark dinosaur backpack. Available in multiple sizes for kids of all ages, with a matching lunch box and water bottle too!

Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids

kids navy blue glow-in-the-dark dinosaur backpack

Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs

This Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs Kit includes 12 individually wrapped dig projects, each with its own chiseling tool and instructions. Soak each egg in water, then let your little paleontologist slowly chisel the shell to discover each unique skeleton.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

MindWare Dig It Up! Dinosaur Skeleton Eggs Excavation kit


Pillowfort dinosaur hooded towel

How do you convince a busy dinosaur to get out of the bath? By wrapping them in this cuddly hooded dino towel! It’s 25″x50″ (the perfect step up from their baby towel) and made of 100% velour cotton.

Buy it: Target

green hooded dinosaur kids bath towel

Power Wheels Jurassic World Jeep Wrangler

Take a roaring adventure through Jurassic Park with the Power Wheels Jurassic World Jeep Wrangler! Featuring Jurassic Park graphics and styling, a pretend radio with dinosaur roars and driving sounds, plus a real working light bar & roomy storage area.

Buy it: Amazon or Kohl’s

Power Wheels Jurassic World, Jeep Wrangler


Dinosaur Gifts for Little Kids

Paint by Sticker Kids Dinosaurs

For your dino-loving budding artist, this Paint by Sticker Dinosaur Book includes everything needed to create ten sticker paintings. Find the numbered sticker and place it on the corresponding spot and watch your painting come to life!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Paint by Sticker Kids: Dinosaurs: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!


Squeakee The Balloon Dino

Squeakee the Balloon Dino comes to life when you play with him! He stomps, chomps, walks, and when you put on his headphones, he dances! Plus, he makes over 70 sounds and reactions – he’s a roaring good time!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Squeakee The Balloon Dino | Interactive Dinosaur Pet Toy That Stomps, Roars and Dances. Over 70+ Sounds & Reactions, Multicolor


Guess in 10 Deadly Dinosaurs

Think you know a lot about dinosaurs? Put your knowledge to the test with Guess in 10 Deadly Dinosaurs! Ask up to 10 questions to correctly guess the dinosaur on the Game Card. Was this dino carnivore? Did this dino have spikes on its back? May the best paleontologist win! 

Buy it: Amazon

Skillmatics Card Game : Guess in 10 Deadly Dinosaurs | Gifts for 8 Year Olds and Up | Super Fun for Travel & Family Game Night


Kiwi Co Paleontologist Starter Kit

Explore prehistoric creatures with the Paleontologist Starter Kit! Discover what it’s like to be a paleontologist by excavating bones to construct a dinosaur skeleton, and making detailed fossil impressions with a set of mini dinos and clay!

Buy it: Kiwi Co

KiwiCo Paleontologist Starter Kit Project Kit

Lego Jurassic World T. Rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition

Pretend to be a paleontologist as you construct this T. Rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition! Includes Darius and Owen Grady minifigs, a baby triceratops, a drawing board, and more.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

LEGO Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition 76940 Building Kit; Cool Toy Playset for Kids; New 2021 (198 Pieces)


Dino Dana Dino Field Guide

Do you have a Dino Dana fan in your house? If so, they will be ecstatic to have a Dino Field Guide of their own! Part paleontology field guide and part encyclopedia for kids, the book explores some of the fantastic creatures that once flew through the sky, swam in the oceans, and stomped on prehistoric earth.

But it: Amazon or Target

Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide (Dinosaur gift)


Hey Clay Dinos

Create six dinosaurs (stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, brachiosaurus, pachycephalosaurus, triceratops, pterodactyl) using this clay set.

Download the app, then follow along with interactive 3D step-by-step instructions to mold each dino, one step at a time. The clay dinos will harden after 24 hours, so your kiddo can proudly display their dinos for all to admire!

Buy it: Fat Brain Toys or Amazon

Hey Clay - Colorful Kids Modeling Air-Dry Clay, 18 Cans with Fun Interactive App (Dinos)


Kinetic Sand Dino Dig

Dig and discover dinosaur bones with the Kinetic Sand Dino Dig Playset! This fun kinetic sand kit opens up to reveal a themed play space and tray to dig and find ten dinosaur bones! Uncover fossils to assemble a triceratops, stegosaurus, and tyrannosaurus rex.

But it: Amazon

Kinetic Sand, Dino Dig Playset with 10 Hidden Dinosaur Bones to Discover, for Kids Aged 6 and up


Dino Surprise Bubble Bath Bombs

A 6-pack of Dinosaur Squishy Toy Bubble Bath Bombs will put a big smile on your kiddo’s face. Each Bubble Bath Bomb has a squishy toy dinosaur hidden inside, so you’re sure to win bath time.

Buy it: Amazon

Two Sisters Spa Bubble Bombs Dinosaur Surprise Set | Bath Bombs for Kids with Toys Inside | 6 Pack Set in a Gift Box | Safe for Sensitive Skin


Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur Costume

This Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur Kit contains everything you need to engineer a spikey t-rex head with a fierce jaw that snaps shuts with the pull of a string. Learn about hinges, rotary motion, and fossil detective work while constructing your dinosaur costume.

Buy it: Kiwi Co

KiwiCo Chomping Mechanical Dinosaur Costume Project Kit

Jurassic World Chomp n Roar Tyrannosaurus Rex Mask

RAWRRRRR! This realistic mask doesn’t just look scary. It sounds scary! This Chomp n Roar Tyrannosaurus Rex Mask features realistic details like skin texture and color, teeth, and eyes that move! And when the mask’s jaw opens to varying degrees, three levels of sound effects make the mask roar into action.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

​Jurassic World Dominion Tyrannosaurus Rex Chomp N Roar Mask, Costume Dinosaur Toy with Multi-Level Motion and Roar Sounds


Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures

Travel back in time to lock horns with a triceratops, stalk prey with a T. Rex, and learn to fly with a baby pteranodon, all with this Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures! Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by a detailed two-page spread featuring the dinosaurs who once roamed there. (See more kids’ picture books about dinosaurs.)

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures: Step Into a Prehistoric World


Plus Plus Dinosaur Playset

Plus-Plus is a unique building toy with just one shape but endless possibilities! Every piece easily connects to the next in any direction. This bundle includes five different 70-piece dinosaur tubes to complete different prehistoric creatures, complete with step-by-step instructions for each build.

Buy it: Amazon

PLUS PLUS - Dinosaur 5 Piece Playset Bundle, 70 pc Tubes - Construction Building Stem / Steam Toy, Interlocking Mini Puzzle Blocks for Kids


Jurassic World Legacy Collection Apatosaurus

Inspired by the original Jurassic Park film, this Apatosaurus measures over 44 inches long and features movie-inspired sculpting and realistic texture. Plus, it has posable legs and a movable neck.

Buy it: Target

Jurassic World Apatosaurus figure

Shifu Orboot Dinos AR Globe

Travel back in time and bring dinos alive with Orboot World of Dinosaurs! Scan the globe to learn 400 incredible facts about 50 dinosaurs that pop up in 3D. Plus, play interactive games with fun stories and characters. 

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Orboot Dinos AR Globe by PlayShifu (App Based) - World of Dinosaur Toys, Educational Toy for Kids | Gift for Boys & Girls 4 - 8 Years


Hands Craft 3D Wooden Dino Puzzles

No tools or glue required! Build six dinosaurs by following the step-by-step instructions in this DIY 3D Wooden Puzzle.

Buy it: Target or Amazon

Wooden Dinosaur Puzzles bundle set

Snurk Dino Duvet Cover Set

Do you dare to fall asleep between the razor-sharp teeth of this prehistoric creature? Of course, you do! The Dino Twin Duvet Set features a twin bedding set printed with an enormous T. Rex!

Buy it: The Tot or Amazon

Snurk Duvet Cover Set Duvet Cover with Matching Pillowcase – 100% Cotton Duvet Cover and Pillow Case Set for Kids – Soft Cover Bedding for Your Little One – T-Rex Dino for Twin-Size Beds and Pillows


The Ultimate Dinosaur Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages

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