The Ultimate Dinosaur Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages

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!

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

Mollybee Kids Dino Stomp and Roar Activity cards

Get ready to stomp and roar with these prehistoric playtime activity cards from Mollybee Kids! They are packed with dino-mite activities that will keep little ones entertained for hours. 

From dino puzzles to matching games, kids will have a roaring good time while learning about their favorite dinosaurs. So don’t be a dino-sore and grab a set of prehistoric activity cards!

Buy it: Amazon

MOLLYBEE KIDS Dino Stomp and Roar, Prehistoric Playtime Activity Cards for Kids - 5 Categories of Play, Dynomite Dinos, Prehistoric Poses, Creature Feature, Scavenger Hunt, and Me and You

My First Big Book of Dinos

Are you ready to dive into the world of dinosaurs? Look no further than My First Big Book of Dinos! 

From the T-Rex to the Stegosaurus, this coloring book is full of chunky, eye-catching illustrations of all your little one’s favorite prehistoric creatures.

Buy it: Amazon

My First Big Book of Dinosaurs (My First Big Book of Coloring)

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

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

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Park Floor Puzzle

Tiny T-rex-or toddler-sized hands will love to get on the ground and put together this large floor puzzle. Depicting a colorful and imaginative scene of a dinosaur park, this puzzle features 25 jumbo pieces, including six unique dino-shaped pieces!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Mudpuppy’s Dinosaur Park 25 Piece Floor Puzzle, Features 25 Colorful, Oversized Pieces, Includes 6 Special Shaped Pieces of Your Favorite Dinos, Perfect for Kids Ages 2+, Great Gift Idea!

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 Zappos

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 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.
It’s easy to use, 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, or stegosaurus, or collect all three.

Buy it: Amazon

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

Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs

Oversized for little fingers, these jumbo dinosaurs are colorful and realistic. The set has five different dinosaurs and an activity guide, encouraging imagination and creativity.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

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

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: Amazon or Target

Little Tikes Go and Grow Dino Indoor Outdoor Ride On Toy Trike for Preschool Kids - Toddlers Dinosaur Inspired Toys and Toddler Trike to Develop Motor Skills for Boys Girls Age 1-3 Years

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

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 Step2

Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table

Dino Anywhere Chair

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

Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids

green dinosaur themed anywhere kids chair from Pottery Barn Kids

Dinosaur Gifts for Preschoolers

Tiny Expressions Giant Coloring Poster

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

Tiny Expressions Giant Coloring Poster for Kids - 30 x 72 Inch Jumbo Paper Banner or Table Cover for School Parties or Events | Super Large Pages for Children to Color on Floor or Wall

Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning

Go on a fossil-hunting adventure and follow in the footsteps of Mary Anning with the Dinosaur Lady book! 

This book tells the story of a young girl who became one of the most famous paleontologists of all time. With colorful illustrations and fun facts, little ones will be inspired to go on their own dino-hunting expeditions. 

Ready to make bedtime a thrilling adventure with the Dinosaur Lady?

Buy it: Amazon

Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist (Women in Science Biographies, Fossil Books for Kids, Feminist Picture Books, Dinosaur Gifts for Kids)

eeBoo Dinosaurs Matching Game

Brush up on your favorite dinosaurs with this 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

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 and simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids.

Buy it: Amazon

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

Hungry Hungry Hippos Dino Edition

Move over hippos! Your childhood favorite game has gotten a T-rex takeover! It still has all the chomping fun of the original, but the hungry hippos have been replaced with dinosaurs ready to devour the marbles.

Buy it: Amazon

Hungry Hungry Hippos Dino Edition Board Game, Pre-School Game for Ages 4 and Up; For 2 to 4 Players (Amazon Exclusive)

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 giant 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

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. Available in another dino cape style, 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

Magna-Tiles Dino World

Let’s make like a stegosaurus and spike things up with The Magna-Tiles Dino World! 

This set has colorful magnetic tiles that can be used to build various dino-themed creations. From towering T-Rexes to spiky Stegosauruses, the possibilities are endless! Are you ready to unleash your inner paleontologist?

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Magna Tiles Dino World 40-Piece Set

Dinosaur Gifts for Little Kids

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Light Up Terrarium Kit for Kids

Bring a prehistoric world to life! Look no further than the National Geographic Light Up Terrarium Kit for Kids! This kit has everything you need to create a mini-dino habitat with glowing lights and realistic plants. 

It’s the perfect way to inspire little ones to learn about the natural world. Don’t delay, go prehistoric today!

Buy it: Amazon

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Light Up Terrarium Kit for Kids - Dinosaur Terrarium Kit for Kids, Build & Grow a Dinosaur Habitat with Real Plants, Fossils & More, DIY Science Kit, Arts and Crafts for Kids

UNO Attack Jurassic World Domination Card Game

Unleash Prehistoric Fun with Jurassic UNO Attack!  Get ready for a roaring good time with this dino-rific twist on the classic card game.

Brace yourself for unexpected attacks and thrilling Jurassic-themed gameplay. It’s a dino-mite addition to your game night!

Buy it: Amazon

​UNO Attack Jurassic World Domination Card Game For Kids & Family Night with Dinosaur Card Launcher, Lights & Sounds

Dinosaur Flash Cards

Learn about all your favorite dinos with these dino-mite flashcards! Each card has fun facts and illustrations to entertain little ones for hours. From the Triceratops to the Velociraptor, these cards cover all the classics. 

Why settle for boring when you can go full Jurassic with these dino flashcards?

Buy it: Amazon Dinosaur Flash Cards for Kids and Toddlers - Learn Dinosaurs Game, Fun Facts & Stats - 46 Unique Flashcards

Paint by Sticker Kids Dinosaurs

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

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

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

Dinosaur Perler Bead Craft Kit

Your child can craft their favorite creatures with this dinosaur-themed Perler bead kit! It has ten dinosaur design patterns, two peg boards, and 2,000 beads! When your child has finished beading their dino, parents can fuse the creation with an iron.

Buy it: Amazon

Perler Colorful Dinosaur Fuse Bead Craft Kit for Kids, Multicolor 2004 Piece

Squeakee The Balloon Dino

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

Buy it: Amazon

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

Mudpuppy Dinosaur World Geography Puzzle

Learn where the dinos once roamed with this prehistoric puzzle! This 80-piece puzzle includes 15 specially shaped dinosaur pieces and a field guide with dinosaur labels to enhance your child’s knowledge of these beloved beasts!

Buy it: Amazon

Mudpuppy Dinosaur World Geography Puzzle, 80 Pieces, 23” x 16.5” – Colorful Jigsaw Puzzle with 15 Dinosaur-Shaped Pieces, Ideal for Ages 5-9 – Makes a Great Gift Idea

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

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 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

Use this clay set to create six dinosaurs (stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, brachiosaurus, pachycephalosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl).

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

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

Dinosaur Mini Waffle Maker

Dig in and devour this breakfast prepared for paleontologists! This mini waffle maker whips up dinosaur-shaped waffles in minutes! Plus, parents will love that it has a non-stick surface that easily wipes clean.

But it: Amazon or Walmart

Dinosaur Mini Waffle Maker- Make Fun Jurassic Breakfast for Kids and Adults with Cool Novelty Pancakes- 5 Different Shaped Dinos in Minutes - Electric Non-Stick Waffler Iron, Fun Gift, Bring Dinos Back to Your World

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 shut with the pull of a string. While constructing your dinosaur costume, learn about hinges, rotary motion, and fossil detective work.

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 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

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

PlayShifu Interactive Dinosaur Toys - Orboot Dinos (Globe + App) 50 Dinosaurs, 500+ Facts | Educational Dinosaur Toys For Kids 5-7 | 4 5 6 7 8 year old Birthday Gifts (Works with tabs/mobiles)

Hands Craft 3D Wooden Dino Puzzles

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

Buy it: Amazon

Hands Craft DIY 3D Wooden Puzzle – 6 Assorted Dinosaur Bundle Pack Set Brain Teaser Puzzles Educational STEM Toy Adults and Kids to Build Safe and Non-Toxic Easy Punch Out Premium Wood JP2B1

The Ultimate Dinosaur Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages

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