My kids are loving doing letter crafts as part of our approach to learning our alphabet, and just like most kids, they are obsessed with Dinosaurs. So, when thinking up a letter d craft, I thought a D is for Dinosaur craft would be a perfect fit!
*Pair these up with our alphabet pack of games and activities for even more ABC fun!
We pick our letter crafts by focusing on the sound related to that letter, and how the children can create a connection between the shape and sound of that letter to the craft.
A dinosaur is tough, and making the /d/ sound involves baring your teeth – so we enjoyed really scrunching up our faces as we emphasized the “D” for dinosaur. It’s a ferocious sound perfect for a ferocious creature.
Other options for letter “d” crafts are ducks, dandelions, dogs, or donuts. We previous did a D is for Donuts craft and a David’s Harp craft with my former children’s ministry.
How to Make a Dinosaur Letter Craft
First, gather your materials:
I had my daughter help me cut “scales” for the dinosaurs and she made those cool rick-rack edges, but triangles would be great, too.
I cut out the “d” shapes and then had my group decorate them, as they are not yet ready for advanced scissor cutting.
Present the blank “d” along with the other materials and encourage your kids to decorate their dinosaurs!
Have the children arrange their scales, eyes, and any distinguishing marks however they like, making yourself available to help with glue or any frustrating developments in the crafting process.
Talk to the children about their dinosaurs – do they have names? What kinds of sounds do their dinosaurs make? What kind of dinosaur is it?
Do you do letter crafts with your students?