Letter D Activity Worksheet & Video

D is for Dinosaur. It definitely is! Especially in my house. My kids love running around pretending they are dinosaurs. They have some foam dinosaur masks that they put on while they see who can roar the loudest. It’s really fun to watch! So, naturally, when it came to learning the letter D, I made a toddler activity that included tracing a dinosaur, coloring it and identifying the letter D.

But, why stop there. Keep the dinosaur fun up too! Here is what we did for our dinosaur activity:

Make a dinosaur out of paper towel rolls

I found this pin on Pinterest to make a dinosaur out of paper towel rolls. It has pictures to try and replicate the dinosaur. But, I figured I make a DIY video for you all to follow along and make these. It takes less than 5 minutes to do (2 minutes and 54 seconds to be exact). Watch the DIY video below (don’t mind how dorky I am; I feel really weird making videos – my brain goes blank and then I sound, well, weird. I will get better the more DIY videos I make for you mamas):

Then, you can play dinosaurs with your kids and intermittently say that the word dinosaur starts with the letter D. That’s a mom win for sure {sound the horn}!

The Letter D Toddler Activity

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After we made our paper dinosaurs, I doodled a dotted-lined Brontosaurus on a white piece of paper for my son to trace and color. And I put a big letter D next to it.  But, I will save you the trouble of doodling. I made a free printable for you to use! Yay! I even printed out 5 of them to do later with my son.

Print this: D is for Dinosaur: The Letter D, Tracing & Coloring Toddler Activity

I have on there some prompts for you to help your toddler learn. In no way am I a teacher; but, it is so fun to teach what I can to my kids.

For this activity:

  1. Have your child trace the dinosaur.
  2. Have your child color the dinosaur.
  3. Review the Big D and Little d letters with your child.
  4. Share with your child some fun facts about dinosaurs. I found some facts about them here. You can hold your paper dinosaur and talk in a deep voice and say, “Most people know me as a Brontosaurus. But, I am actually called an Apatosaurus.” And so on.
  5. If you want to have your child practice scissor skills (like we did in the Scissor Skills activity), have your child cut the dinosaur out using toddler scissors. Parent supervision required.

Benefits of Having Your Toddler Trace Things

Reference.com says, “Preschool children can trace to practice the skills they need to write, including learning how to hold a crayon or pencil. Tracing curved and straight lines, circles and other shapes refines children’s muscles and coordination, which makes it easier for them to transition to writing. Tracing a dot-to-dot puzzle requires children to use fine motor skills and also encourages them to practice counting. If children do not have the hand and finger strength to trace with a crayon or pencil, encourage them to play with modeling clay to develop these muscles.


Please Note: The Mama Workshop is not a credentialed teacher. This activity was made to supplement your child’s learning. Please do not use or sell The Mama Workshop’s printable as your own. You may share your experience with it in a post linking back to this post.

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    • Ludavia says

      Oh how fun! It’s so fun seeing how toddlers trace and color! Let me know how you like it, Stephanie!

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