Let’s talk about DINOSAURS! It’s been nearly a year since the beloved but extinct relation of birds was mentioned on Families, so it’s probably time. If your house is anything like mine and there’s a toddler or preschooler running around, the odds are likely fairly high that you’re already spending your fair share of time mulling over these creatures with your kids ANYWAY. Here are a few awesome dino-themed products I found that will interest the young and not-as-young alike:
The I Dig It Necklace is super perfect for any person you know who a) likes dinos and b) likes necklaces! The tiny golden Tyrranosaurus may be a little misleading (surely they weren’t so cute in real life?!), but you and yours will probably get lots of “oohs” and “aahs” when people see it.
Y’all didn’t think I’d leave the babies out, did you? This pink onesie ALSO features a T-rex, and has the added bonus of being sickeningly adorable.
You know those “I’m 3 months old!” onesies you see babies wearing for monthly photos? You can make yours dino-themed with these stickers — easy on, easy off!
Books and Games
The Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs is a 3-D book that talks about everything from boneheads to duckbills, long-necks to frill-heads.
The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs is marketed to 4-8 year olds, but I’m sure a curious younger kiddo could also get in on the dino fun!
The Wild Cards Dinosaurs Card Game & Book is part book, part game — it comes with three dino-themed versions of Old Maid, Go Fish, and Memory. Each card includes the Latin name of the dinosaur featured!
We’re big fans of the entire “How Do Dinosaurs…” series, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? is particularly well-loved.
These inflatable dinosaurs are pretty huge — the Triceratops featured above is 43 inches long! You can also snag a T-rex, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl, or Velociraptor. And look: Ariel’s friend Brett looooves his:
Puzzles are always good fun, and this one is very infant-and-toddler-friendly.
Dino bath toys! I kind of want these for myself.
The Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs T-Rex would be awesome for the budding paleontologist in the house! The set contains tiny pieces, and is best suited for ages 8-15.
Drop the egg in water, and 12-24 hours a dinosaur will HATCH. After it hatches, put the baby dino in another bowl of water and it’ll grow to be an adult. Rinse and repeat FOREVER.
Bonus random dinosaur product!
Because seriously? It’s a gigantic T-rex head you can hang on your wall.