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15 Best Dinosaur Toys for Kids

Updated 21 July 2020

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They may have been extinct for a while, but if you‘re a kid (or even an adult for that matter) there is nothing cooler than dinosaurs. So choosing the right Jurassic toy can be a challenge. Choose the wrong gift and you‘ll be deemed prehistoric yourself, so we‘ve put together this list of the best 15 dinosaur toys for kids to help. 

We have thoroughly researched each toy to ensure that they are highly recommended by the parents who have previously purchased them. We didn‘t include any toys that came with phony reviews so every toy on this list with a parental seal of approval.

1Wonder Forge Game - Best Budget Option

This Wonder Forge game is a way to help improve a child’s memory while depicting well-illustrated images of some of the most popular dinosaurs from the Jurassic era. It is an easy game to teach and it only takes a short time for each game.

What we love

  • Comes with easy to understand instructions
  • Each game only lasts about 15 minutes

We dont like this as much

  • It only comes with 48 card tiles, could come with more cards

2Jurassic World Chomp 'n Roar Mask Velociraptor "Blue" - Best Quality Option

This dinosaur mask is designed to look like a cool raptor. It comes with a durable strap that is designed to secure the mask on the child’s head while remaining comfortable. The jaw opens and shuts for even more cool dino fun, and it uses 3 CR123A batteries to provide a realistic roar function.

What we love

  • Mask has realistic detail
  • Jaws can open to varying degrees

We dont like this as much

  • The claws to go with the mask are sold separately

3Dinosaur Bubble Bath Bomb - Best Eco-Friendly Option

The bubble bath bombs are an excellent incentive for kids that might not enjoy bath time, and for those that do, it will provide them with an extra dinosaur toy surprise. These bath bombs have different colors, and kids can find one of six of their favorite dinosaurs inside the bombs after they dissolve into the water.

What we love

  • Bubble bomb dissolves revealing various surprise squishy dinosaurs
  • Made from 99% natural ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin

We dont like this as much

  • You cannot choose which dinosaur toy you will get

4Manhattan Toy Little Jurassic Hunter Dinosaur

This cute and soft T-Rex is designed to make it comfortable to cuddle with and to play with. It is lightweight, which makes it ideal to travel with, and the soles of the feet are heavily weighted, which allows the dinosaur to stand up.

What we love

  • The dinosaur is made from soft plush material
  • Cute bright blue color

We dont like this as much

  • Some of the dinosaurs do shed

5Boley 12 Pack 9" Educational Dinosaur Toys

This set of dinosaur figures is made out of durable non-toxic plastic, and each set comes with 12 different dinosaur figures. Each one is detailed to look realistic, and they come in an assortment of vibrant colors with rich textures.

What we love

  • Each dinosaur is labeled with its name on its belly
  • Each dinosaur is around 9" from head to tail on average

We dont like this as much

  • This set is apart of a larger series, but other sets are sold separately

6Liberty Imports 2 Pack Set of Dinosaur Oversized Dino Velociraptor Claws

These velociraptor claws are an awesome way for kids to be roaring dinosaurs. They are made from a flexible and bendable material, including the claws, which means you won’t have to worry about anyone getting hurt.

What we love

  • Color is remarkably realistic
  • Perfectly sized for kid and adult hands

We dont like this as much

  • It can be difficult to hold things with the claws on

7Disney Pixar Toy Story Rex Figure, 7.8" Tall

This is one of the best dinosaur toys for kids that loved the Toy Story movie franchise. It is a large figure of Rex from the movie, and it is designed and colored with bright green to look just like Rex.

What we love

  • Different parts of his body can be moved
  • Designed to promote imaginative play

We dont like this as much

  • It is apart of a set but other figures are sold separately

8LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058

With this kit, kids can enjoy building three of the most popular dinosaurs with traditional LEGOs. This set allows you to create a T-Rex, a Pterodactyl, and a Triceratops. These models are designed to look realistic, and each figure can provide hours of fun between playtime and build time.

What we love

  • Comes with a total of 174 pieces
  • Comes with easy to follow instructions

We dont like this as much

  • Younger ones may need help putting it together

9Dinosaur Play Tent Playhouse

This dinosaur play tent will provide a place for imaginative play. The outside is realistically detailed to look like a prehistoric jungle with various dinosaurs. The tent is designed to be easy to set up and cleaned up, and it is made from high-quality polyester fabric that is capable of being used inside and outside.

What we love

  • Tent features over 20 different dinosaurs
  • Setup can be done in a matter of minutes

We dont like this as much

  • It could come with a carry case for traveling

10Rubie's Child's Jurassic World T-Rex Inflatable Costume

With this costume, kids can enjoy being a huge and puffy T-Rex. Kids will enjoy the fun and silly movements the inflated dinosaur makes. It uses realistic coloring and shading techniques to bring the costume to life.

What we love

  • Made from high-quality polyester material
  • Comes with an inflatable fan

We dont like this as much

  • Fan requires 4 AA batteries, but they are not included

11Tuko Remote Control Jurassic World Dinosaur

For kids that love remote-controlled toys, this dinosaur will provide them with hours of fun. The easy to use controller allows the T-rex to move and roar realistically, and it is made from high-quality materials that are non-toxic to kids.

What we love

  • T-Rex is designed with realistic colors and textures
  • Eyes and back scales light up

We dont like this as much

  • Roar is a bit too loud

12Dinosaur Toys Take Apart Toys With Tools

This dinosaur toy set comes with six different dinosaurs that are put together with different nuts and screws. Kids can have fun taking them apart and putting them back together.

What we love

  • Includes the two tools required to assemble and disassemble the dinosaurs
  • Comes with a sturdy plastic container for storage

We dont like this as much

  • The nuts and screws are bit small

13Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Party

This collection of prehistoric creatures is made from quality materials. It comes with an awesome wooden storage tray that is beautifully illustrated with the names of the different creatures that go in each section.

What we love

  • Has a total of nine dinosaurs
  • Storage tray can be put up on a wall or desk for display

We dont like this as much

  • The storage tray could use a cover to keep the dinosaurs from falling out

14Dinosaur Puzzle 3D Wood Jigsaw

This jigsaw puzzle is made from high-quality wood, and it is designed to provide kids with a 3D puzzle experience. Different dinosaurs can be neatly put together in the baseboard of the puzzle.

What we love

  • Kids can play with the dinosaurs individually
  • Dinosaurs are nicely colored and illustrated

We dont like this as much

  • It could use a storage box to keep all of the pieces together when not being played

15TEMI Dinosaur Toy Figure w/ Activity Play Mat

This activity play mat is beautifully detailed and illustrated to look like a dinosaur park. It comes with different dinosaur figures and trees that bring the park to life, and it comes with a durable plastic carrying case for traveling and storage.

What we love

  • Comes with nine dinosaurs and various trees to bring the playmat to life
  • Made from soft non-woven fabrics

We dont like this as much

  • The playmat could be thicker