When it comes to dinosaurs, most boys seem to have a natural fascination for them. There are some really
great dinosaur toys to choose from these days so encouraging that fascination is easy. Here's a look at some
of the top dinosaur toys for boys:
Neat-Oh! ZipBin Dinosaur Play Set - All kinds of dinosaur fun packed into a tidy play set. The bin unzips to become
a dinosaur play mat. The mat can also be stored flat if you don't want to use it as a bin to store the
dinosaur toys. Comes with 2 dinosaurs and 2 die cast cars.
Dinosaur Science Kits
Scientific Explorer's My First Dinosaur Science Kit - What could be more fun than excavating your own dinosaur? This kit lets kids do just
that. Comes with excavation tools and a giant block to excavate your dinosaur bones from. Also
includes a glow in the dark dinosaur model and a grow and shrink dinosaur.
Recommendated for kids ages 4 and up. My older son did this kit when he was about 6 and had a lot of
fun. It was a lot of work and a little on the messy side (lay down newspaper for easy clean up) but it kept
him busy for a few days and he really enjoyed it.
The Magic School Bus Science Kit: Back in Time with the Dinosaurs - A science kit full of Dinosaur themed activities. Some of the activities kids will do
with this kit include making a timeline and a diorama, molding fossils, simulating a dinosaur dig, and
building a wooden dinosaur replica.
Dinosaurs Extinct? - Geared toward ages 5 to 10, this game allows kids to be a dinosaur and try to survive earth
events. Earth event cards include things like t-rex attacks, meteor strikes, and volcanic lava
flows. Life cards let you know how your dinosaur is doing.
Dinosaur Train Pop N Race Game - Pop the dice and move your dinosaur around the board. Be the first to get your
dinosaur around the board and home to win. Based on the characters from the PBS show "Dinosaur
Train". Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dino-Opoly - There is now an opoly game for just about everything so why not Dinosaurs? Fun and
educational at the time. Some cards contain quiz questions and other have facts about dinosaurs.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Dinosaur Building Toys
K'Nex Dinosaurs Model Building Set - A dinosaur themed building set from K'nex. The included 326 pieces allow kids to
create 20 different dinosaur models. On top of that, they can use the pieces to come up with their own
creations. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia - The dinosaur lover's handbook. This 272 page
reference book features pictures and plenty of information about dinosaurs. Kids can learn about their
behaviors, habitats, family groups, and other dinosaur facts and trivia.
Dino Finder Dot-to-Dot: Connect the Dots & Color - 80 pages of dinosaur dot to dot fun. The pictures are designed to be colored after
for extra fun.
Dinosaur Stuffed Toys
Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Plush - The ultimate dinosaur toy for a die-hard dinosaur fan...a giant T-Rex to call his
own. This stuffed dinosaur measures over two feet tall.
Ravensburger Dinosaurs Puzzleball - The dinosaur puzzle ball from Ravensburger provides beautiful illustrations and a unique
challenge. The puzzle is 96 pieces and recommended for ages 6 and up.
Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Extra Large Floor Puzzle - Melissa and Doug makes beautiful, sturdy puzzles. This dinosaur one is a giant floor
puzzle and consists of 48 large puzzle pieces.