Dinosaur Games for Preschoolers

by TerriRexson

Do you want to find dinosaur games for preschoolers? This collection includes free games to play online, PC computer games, educational dino games and console games.

Dinosaur Games for Little Kids: Dino Games for Children Age 3-5.

My son is 4.5 and loves to play dinosaur computer games. We've put together a list of our favorite free online games and also included dinosaur games to buy, and some tips for playing computer games with preschoolers and kindergarten aged children.

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Dinosaur Games for Fisher Price iXL

Kids learning console

The Fisher Price iXL is a first kids learning console aimed at children aged 3-5. There are lots of preschooler titles available for this console, but the one we're interested in is iXL Imaginext Dinosaurs

iXL Imaginext Dinosaurs includes games and lots of other activities. There's a dinosaur coloring game, storybook, music player, art studio and notebook application. The focus is on learning through fun. 

This is a good choice for younger preschoolers. 


Fisher-Price Imaginext Dinosaurs iXL

Learning System Software
Fisher-Price iXL Learning System Soft...
Fisher Price
$7.17  $4.37
Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning Syst...
Fisher Price
Only $99.99
Fisher-Price iXL Learning System Stor...
$19.9  $39.99

Dinosaur Games for the Leapfrog Leapster

Handheld Console for Kids

The Leapster 2 is a kids handheld games console for children aged 4-8. It has a big range of games that will appeal to boys and girls. But the one we're interested in is Scholastic Digging for Dinosaurs

This title comes highly recommended by parents and kids. Kids will learn lots about paleontology through fun games where they can play lots of games and dig for fossils. 

We love that the Leapster comes in dinosaur green! This makes a great birthday gift for a young dinosaur enthusiast. Especially if you add the green Leapster 2 case. You'll have a very happy preschooler!

Scholastic Digging for Dinosaurs

LeapFrog Leapster Learning Game
LeapFrog Leapster Learning Game Schol...
Only $11.0
LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game Sys...
Only $69.99
LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game Case
Only $14.99

Dinosaur Games for Nintendo DS

Handheld console for kids age 4+

The Nintendo DS is a great choice for preschoolers and kindergarten age children from age 4. There are some great dinosaur games for little kids available for the DS, but there's also a brilliant choice of dinosaur games available for older children. So while this console is more expensive than some alternatives, it will last a long time. 

Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue is a great game for little kids. It's based on te TV show and kids have to complete various mini games to reunite Maia the Maiasaura with her babies. The set includes a Diego Design neoprene case which makes a great gift and keeps your DS safe. 

Scholastic's Digging for Dinosaurs is also available for the Nintendo DS. A great choice for kids who want to learn all about dinosaurs. 

My older son's favorite color is red so he thinks it's wonderful that the Nintendo DS Lite comes in bright red!

Dinosaur Games for Nintendo DS

Go Diego Go ! Great Dinosaur Rescue w...
Nintendo DS Lite Crimson / Black
Only $99.99
Digging for Dinosaurs
Scholastic Games
Only $37.29

Dinosaur PC Games for Preschoolers

Computer games for little kids

If you prefer to play dinosaur computer games on the PC, there are some good options available. 

Dinosaur Adventure 3-D by Knowledge Adventure. It's an older PC game so the graphics aren't brilliant but the gameplay is great and parent's rate it highly. Kids will learn all about dinosaur from different time periods. Parent's report children as young as 3 enjoying the game. 

The Land Before Time Preschool Adventures is another great choice for children aged 3-5. In runs on Windows or Mac. This is a Land Before Time learning game which teaches letters, colors shares and numbers through fun games with Littlefoot, Cera and friends. We're big Land Before Time fans!


Dinosaur PC Computer Games

To play on your computer
Dinosaur Adventure 3-D
Knowledge Adventure
$18.95  $17.99
The Land Before Time Preschool Adventure
Only $13.44
HP Mini 210-2190NR Netbook - Red
Hewlett Packard

Free Online Dinosaur Games for Preschoolers

We play lots of free online dinosaur games for preschoolers. My older son is 4.5 and can play many of these games on his own on is netbook. My younger son is nearly three and we like to play games together - he tells me what to do!

These games can be played online, there's no need to download anything to your computer. Don't forget to bookmark this page so you can easily find the games again. 


One of the games we've been enjoying recently is a free online game from LEGO. It ties in with their LEGO Dino range. The game is called Dino Outbreak and you play a dinosaur hunter trying to  round up dinosaurs that have escaped. It's a platform game where you have to explore and find things and not get caught.

My five year old loves this game though he usually prefers me to play while he gives me instructions. A fun game for older preschoolers who enjoy the LEGO dino toys.

Educational Dinosaur Games for Preschoolers

Learn about dinosaurs as you play

Science for Kids Dinosaur Games
Sheppard Software has a big collection of dinosaur games for little kids which are educational and fun. The games are free to play online. You can choose a coloring paint game with dinosaurs from a particular time period, matching games, games for learning dinosaur names and my son's favorite where you have to categorize herbivores and carnivores. Highly recommended.

Child's Computer Keyboard and Mouse

Ideal for little hands
Crayola® 3-Piece Computer Kit with Keyboard, Mouse & Photo Mouse Pa...
Only $74.54

Dinosaur Games for Preschoolers

Free Online Games

Dinosaur Train Games
Does you child watch Dinosaur Train? PBS Kids have provided a nice collection of simple online games for little kids.

Wonder Pets Save a Dinosaur
Wonder Pets Save a Dinosaur is a full little game. It's a simple and silly adventure where the Wonder Pets have to solve problems to rescue a dinosaur in trouble. I like this one because it feels like a child's version of the problem solving adventure games that I enjoy.

Kids Computer Mouse and Keyboard

We've found that our preschooler son gets on much better with a child's computer mouse which he uses with a Netbook. A Netbook is just the right size for preschoolers and they to have their own computer just like Mom and Dad. 

We set my son up at a small table and run the Netbook from its battery so we don't have an extra power cable to get in the way. At first he used a spare adult sized mouse that we had, but he found that too difficult to control and was getting frustrated so we bought him a smaller child-sized mouse and now he's much happer!

We also have a kids' keyboard which we attach to a computer which removes all the unnecessary keys and is much more child-friendly. Great for learning letters. 

Dino Dig for Preschoolers

Dig for Dinosaur Bones!

Caillou's Dino Dig
Caillou's Dino Dig is a great game for young children. You have to dig up the dinosaur bones by moving the mouse then move the fossils to packing crates. When you find them all you get to assemble them into a dinosaur. My four year old son loves to play this game.

A Netbook is great for preschoolers

Just the right size
HP Mini 210-2190NR Netbook - Red
Hewlett Packard
Updated: 05/28/2012, TerriRexson
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Darcie on 08/22/2011

What a fun list of dinosaur games for preschoolers, I really enjoyed it, thanks :)

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