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36 Best Dinosaur Toys for Little Paleontologists

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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 a suitable 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 dinosaur toys for kids to help. 

Liking dinosaurs has no age limit – we have included options suitable for babies and toddlers and toys and games for older kids and teens. And whether you are looking for something kids can build or create, something to inspire imaginative play, something to cuddle at night or even a dino-themed video game, you can find it on this list.

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

The Top 3 Best Dinosaur Toys for Kids

Model
Best Budget Option
Original Stationery Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank
Best for Younger Kids
iPlay, iLearn Kids Dinosaur Track Play Set
Best for Older Kids
LEGO Jurassic World Dominion Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack 76949
Preview
Original Stationery Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank, Awesome Craft Kit with 13 Paint Colors, Roarsome Crafts for Kids and Fun Birthday Gift Idea
iPlay, iLearn Kids Train Race Track Play Set, Toddler Dinosaur Ramp Vehicle Toys, Car Adventure Indoor Game, Educational Learning Birthday Gift for Age 3 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Girls Children Preschool
LEGO Jurassic World Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack 76949 with 2 Dinosaur Toy Figures, ATV Car, Helicopter & Garage, Gifts for Kids, Boys and Girls
Recommended Age
8 years and up
3 years and up
9 years and up
Pros
- Lots of fun to paint - Glow-in-the-dark aspect is very exciting - High quality, durable product
- Easy to assemble - Great for hand-eye coordination and reasoning skills - Very engaging for young kids
- Lots of great details - Keeps kids occupied for hours - Fantastic poseable dinosaurs
Cons
- Paint pots sometimes dry out - You can only paint it once
- Not very sturdy - Only comes with two vehicles, so be careful not to lose them
- Quite difficult to build - Lab is a little precariously balanced
Price
$16.95
Price not available
$124.99
Best Budget Option
Model
Original Stationery Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank
Preview
Original Stationery Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank, Awesome Craft Kit with 13 Paint Colors, Roarsome Crafts for Kids and Fun Birthday Gift Idea
Recommended Age
8 years and up
Pros
- Lots of fun to paint - Glow-in-the-dark aspect is very exciting - High quality, durable product
Cons
- Paint pots sometimes dry out - You can only paint it once
Price
$16.95
More information
Best for Younger Kids
Model
iPlay, iLearn Kids Dinosaur Track Play Set
Preview
iPlay, iLearn Kids Train Race Track Play Set, Toddler Dinosaur Ramp Vehicle Toys, Car Adventure Indoor Game, Educational Learning Birthday Gift for Age 3 4 5 6 7 Year Old Boys Girls Children Preschool
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Pros
- Easy to assemble - Great for hand-eye coordination and reasoning skills - Very engaging for young kids
Cons
- Not very sturdy - Only comes with two vehicles, so be careful not to lose them
Price
Price not available
More information
Best for Older Kids
Model
LEGO Jurassic World Dominion Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack 76949
Preview
LEGO Jurassic World Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack 76949 with 2 Dinosaur Toy Figures, ATV Car, Helicopter & Garage, Gifts for Kids, Boys and Girls
Recommended Age
9 years and up
Pros
- Lots of great details - Keeps kids occupied for hours - Fantastic poseable dinosaurs
Cons
- Quite difficult to build - Lab is a little precariously balanced
Price
$124.99
More information

Let’s get into all the awesome dinosaur toys and games on offer!

Best Dinosaur Action Figures

1. Winsenpro 5PCS Jumbo Dinosaur Toys Set

This five-set piece of realistic dinosaurs is educational and great for encouraging imaginative play. These jumbo dinosaurs (a Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor and two T-rexes) are perfect for recreating an imaginative cretaceous world full of adventure. And there are enough dinosaurs to play solo or with friends. Hopefully, the fact that there are two T-rexes will minimize arguments!

1 Winsenpro 5PCS Jumbo Dinosaur Toys Set
Recommended age: 4 years and above 

These dinosaurs are made from non-toxic, solid and durable polyvinyl chloride, so they can be taken anywhere. The park, the beach, the pool – you name it! They are painted with great detail and accuracy; some dinosaurs even have mouths that can be opened and closed!

What We Love:
❤️ Kids can play with them anywhere
❤️ Very detailed and realistic looking
❤️ The T-rex’s movable jaws are awesome

What We Don’t Love:
💔 The plastic is very hard, so young kids may hurt themselves 
💔 The teeth and claws are pretty sharp

2. Boley 150-Pack Miniature Dinosaur Toy Set

If your child wants to populate their prehistoric world fully, why not get this mini dinosaur set? It comes with a whopping 150 dinosaurs! Each dinosaur is around two inches tall, so these also make fantastic party favors or cupcake toppers. They are brightly colored and realistic looking, and while there are some duplicates, there is a wide variety of dinosaurs in the set. 

2 Boley 150 Pack Miniature Dinosaur Toy Set
Recommended age: 4 years and above 

The production process of these dinos is rigorously monitored by child safety organizations, so you can rest assured they are child friendly. However, they are small, so you should keep them away from toddlers. This set also comes with a colorful booklet packed with information about dinosaurs!

What We Love:
❤️ 150 dinosaurs of various species included
❤️ Comes with great educational booklet
❤️ Brightly colored but realistic

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Dinosaurs are very small
💔 There are a few duplicates

💡 If you have a sandbox outside, why not bury a few of these and have the kids play at being archaeologists?

3. Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Colossal Indominus Rex Action Figure

If you want to wow your dino-obsessed child, get them this gigantic Indominus Rex action figure. At 18 inches tall and a massive 3.5 feet long, this dinosaur also features realistic skin texture color and articulated arms and legs. Best of all, the mighty Indominus Rex can swallow up to 20 mini dinosaur action figures, which can then be released through a door in its belly!

3 Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Colossal Indominus Rex Action Figure
Recommended age: 4 years and above 

This colossal dino also features fearsome jaws that open and close. Some assembly is required, but this is easy to do and the dinosaur holds up well against rough play. But be warned – all small things around the house may disappear into this dino’s belly!

What We Love:
❤️ Nice big size
❤️ “Swallow” feature is great fun
❤️ Well made with lots of detail

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Mini dinosaurs must be bought separately
💔 Swallowed items can occasionally get stuck

4. Jurassic World Destroy ‘N Devour Indominus Rex

This is another Indominus Rex inspired by Jurassic World that is just as fearsome. It isn’t as big as the above option, but it makes up for that by being able to roar, chomp and slash its arms with sound effects! A button at the base of the tail triggers jaw-chomping and roaring sounds, while a button on the back triggers the slashing.

4 Jurassic World Destroy ‘N Devour Indominus Rex
Recommended age: 4 years and above 

This Indominus Rex can bend down to devour the action figures. When it does so, an LED light in its throat emanates a red glow that illuminates the unfortunate victim! This toy also includes a cool Dino Rivals collector card with key battle stats and attributes.

What We Love:
❤️ Extremely accurate and detailed
❤️ Packed with awesome effects
❤️ Comes with a one-year warranty

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Swallowed items only go as far as the throat
💔 The neck joint is not very sturdy

5. Schleich Dilophosaurus Figure

This is a reasonably basic dinosaur figure, but it features a moveable jaw and is impressively detailed. The skin’s texture is realistic and the figure is a good size. Chances are that if you have a dinosaur-mad child, they probably already have a couple of T-rexes and Brontosauruses – but do they have a Dilophosaurus?

5 Schleich Dilophosaurus Figure
Recommended age: 4 years and above 

Schleich is a German company that is all about providing immersive and highly realistic toys and fostering imagination. This dino figure is a great way to encourage imaginative play as it is an open-ended toy.

What We Love:
❤️ Solid and well made
❤️ Articulated jaw is fun
❤️ Great detail and color

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Limbs are not moveable
💔 A bit smaller than you might expect for the price

💡 If you like this size and design but would prefer a different dinosaur, check out this Utahraptor Dino from the same brand.

Best Dinosaur LEGO Sets

6. LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World T. rex and Triceratops Dinosaur Breakout 10939

This LEGO DUPLO set includes two adorable dinosaur figures, a dinosaur trainer (Owen Grady) and a few simple buildable elements, so it is perfect for dino-loving toddlers and preschoolers. It features a buildable entrance to Jurassic World, which is just the right level of complexity to engage the problem-solving skills of kids.

6 LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World T. rex and Triceratops Dinosaur Breakout 10939
Recommended age: 2 years and above 

This set also includes a cool motorcycle for Owen Grady to ride on. The baby triceratops is very cute and the giant T-rex has a jaw that can open! DUPLO is excellent for young kids as it encourages open-ended play and enhances spatial reasoning skills.

What We Love:
❤️ Enhances problem-solving skills
❤️ Very cute dinosaurs
❤️ Sturdy set is safe for toddlers

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Assembly may become too easy over time
💔 Not many buildable pieces

7. LEGO Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition 76940

Perfect for the aspiring paleontologist, this LEGO Jurassic World Fossil Exhibition set makes an excellent gift for elementary school-age kids. As well as the buildable T-rex skeleton model, this set includes Darius and Owen Grady minifigures, a baby Triceratops, a buildable drawing board, and lots of extra fun accessories like a pointer stick, dinosaur egg, teeth fossil and a leaf.

7 LEGO Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition 76940
Recommended age: 7 years and above 

The buildable skeleton also comes with a display stand so you can set it up just like in a real museum. Kids who like LEGO will find this challenging but not too difficult. The step-by-step, illustrated instructions mean kids can build this by themselves!

What We Love:
❤️ Kids can assemble this by themselves
❤️ Lots of moving parts and fun accessories
❤️ Fun to assemble and play with

What We Don’t Love:
💔 A few customers did not receive all the pieces
💔 Lots of small pieces that can get lost

💡 Kids age five or six can also enjoy this if they get a bit of adult help to assemble it.

8. LEGO Creator 3in1 Mighty Dinosaurs 31058

With this LEGO dinosaur building kit, kids can build three different dinosaurs with the same pieces – a T-rex, Triceratops and Pterodactyl! This makes this set great value for money as it is essentially three toys in one. It is also great for kids’ spatial reasoning abilities as they will see the different roles the pieces play, like the Triceratops’ horn that becomes the bones of the T-rex’s prey.

8 LEGO Creator 3in1 Mighty Dinosaurs 31058
Recommended age: 7 – 12 years 

The dinosaur builds in this set include excellent features, like bright orange eyes, moveable joints and an opening mouth with pointed teeth! As always with LEGO, the instructions are well laid out, and the quality is impeccable.

What We Love:
❤️ High quality and long-lasting
❤️ Great for kids’ problem-solving skills
❤️ Excellent value for money

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Packaging could be sturdier
💔 Some of the pieces are very fiddly

9. LEGO Jurassic World Dominion Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack 76949

If you have an older child and you’re looking to splurge a little on something extraordinary, this action-packed Jurassic World LEGO set is a great option. With this set, kids can recreate the Giganotosaurus and Therizinosaurus attack from the movie. As well as the two poseable dinosaurs, the set includes no less than six character mini-figures, a buildable HQ, a toy helicopter and an all-terrain buggy!

9 LEGO Jurassic World Dominion Giganotosaurus Therizinosaurus Attack 76949
Recommended age: 9 years and above 

All in all, this set comes at a whopping 810 pieces! It is a great challenge for older kids and allows for lots of action when completed. The HQ is full of play-inspiring accessories, and there is also an observation tower with a control room and collapsing platform.

What We Love:
❤️ Lots of great details
❤️ Keeps kids occupied for hours
❤️ Fantastic poseable dinosaurs

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Quite difficult to build
💔 Lab is a little precariously balanced


Best Dinosaur Educational Kits 

10. Mega Fossil Dig Kit

Speaking of being a paleontologist, this fossil dig kit allows kids to feel like the real deal and dig up 100% genuine fossils! The kit includes authentic-looking excavation tools and a dig brick concealing 15 fossils, including an ammonite, brachiopod, shark teeth and a piece of dinosaur bone. On top of that, you also get a beautifully illustrated booklet with information about each fossil.

10 Mega Fossil Dig Kit
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

The dig brick is soft enough that it is not too tricky for kids aged six and up to excavate the fossils but hard enough that it is a fun process. This will please any dino-obsessed kid and makes a great homeschool project!

What We Love:
❤️ Includes genuine fossils
❤️ Great way to spark an interest in science
❤️ Kids love the process of discovery

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Leaves a bit of a mess
💔 Can only be completed once

💡 Get your child to do the excavating over some newspapers or a tarp, so it is easy to clean up the dust afterward.

11. Dinosaur Claw & Tooth Fossils

This is another fossil excavation kit, except instead of 15 small fossils, you get the lifesize claws and teeth of a T-rex and a stegosaurus! The fossils included here aren’t real, but they are incredibly realistic, high-quality replicas. The included archaeology tools are also real size, and you get safety goggles and an apron in the kit.

11 Dinosaur Claw Tooth Fossils
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

These teeth and claws are lots of fun to excavate and have a remarkably realistic color and texture. The box also includes information cards to learn about the dinosaurs’ anatomy and life.

What We Love:
❤️ Very realistic teeth and claws
❤️ Great for kids who like a challenge
❤️ Unearthing the fossils is lots of fun

What We Don’t Love:
💔 The fossils are not real
💔 It takes a long time to excavate the fossils

12. Dino Soap Making Kit

This Dino Soap Making Kit is an excellent rainy day activity. Kids will love making the soap with the fun colors and scents, and when you are done, you have some fantastic dinosaur-shaped soaps to make hand washing fun! The kit includes six soap-base blocks, two fragrances, four liquid colors, glitter, three dinosaur molds and everything else you’ll need to complete the project.

12 Dino Soap Making Kit
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

Kids will feel like natural scientists as they mix up the colors and scents and can get as creative as they like! You could use the soaps as Christmas gifts or simply to turn bathtime into a party.

What We Love:
❤️ Great for both crafty kids and kids who love science
❤️ Finished dino soaps are adorable
❤️ Colors and scents are lots of fun

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Could include more stands for the setting soaps
💔 Soap hardens quickly so you may have to reheat it

💡 Rather than heating the soap in a bowl first then transferring it to the beaker, it is best to heat it in the beaker from the beginning as it cools very quickly.

Best Dinosaur Vehicles

13. Paw Patrol, Dino Patroller

If your kiddo loves Paw Patrol and dinosaurs, this is a must-buy! This dino patroller is motorized – just press a button, and it can roll over any terrain. It also includes two net launchers, which you can launch from the vehicle to save the dinos. In addition to the Chase and T-rex figures, this set also includes a Pterodactyl, a Marshall figure and a Skye figure!

13 Paw Patrol Dino Patroller
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

This dino patroller is fun for many generations to play with. Two pups can fit in the front and the back has space for a dino or whatever you like! I also love that the T-rex’s jaw and the Pterodactyl’s wings are moveable.

What We Love:
❤️ The truck is extremely durable
❤️ It really can drive over any terrain 
❤️ Pups and dinos are cute

What We Don’t Love:
💔 The net launchers may be choking hazards for toddlers
💔 Truck is quite noisy when it moves

14. iPlay, iLearn Kids Dinosaur Track Play Set

This dinosaur track play set enhances pre-schoolers hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Kids must guide the toy cars through all the obstacles using the various buttons and levers. And everything is overseen by a friendly blue dinosaur who also serves as a car elevator!

14 iPlay iLearn Kids Dinosaur Track Play Set
Recommended age: 3 – 7 years 

This track set is made from durable, non-toxic plastic and requires no batteries. All the edges are smooth and curved, so there is nothing sharp for little ones to hurt themselves on. This is a super interactive toy that works for both solo and cooperative play!

What We Love:
❤️ Easy to assemble
❤️ Great for learning cause and effect
❤️ Very engaging for young kids

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Not very sturdy
💔 Only comes with two vehicles, so be careful not to lose them

💡 If you’re looking for a track toy for even younger toddlers, check out this one.

15. TEMI Triceratops Transport Carrier

This triceratops transport carrier from TEMI is truly the toy that keeps giving! As well as the triceratops truck, you’ll get eight dinosaurs that fit inside the cage at the back, a dinosaur nest complete with eggs, a dinosaur park play mat and some palm trees to set the scene. The truck is large and durable, and the triceratops head looks very cool!

15 TEMI Triceratops Transport Carrier
Recommended age: 3 – 7 years 

The play mat is made of soft fabric and allows kids to make their dino world. The truck and dinosaurs are made from non-toxic plastic and look very realistic. Plus, everything fits back in the cage for easy storage!

What We Love:
❤️ So many ways to play
❤️ Helps kids’ fine motor skills
❤️ Highly engaging for kids

What We Don’t Love:
💔 The cage is quite flimsy
💔 Smaller than it looks in the pictures


Best Dinosaur Plush Toys

16. Lambs & Ivy Baby Dino Plush

If you’re looking for a plush dino for a baby or toddler, this one from Lambs & Ivy is a great choice. The difference in textures of the faux fur body and velour tummy and feet stimulate young babies and toddlers will also find him cute and loveable. At nine inches tall, he is the perfect size for hugging!

16 Lambs Ivy Baby Dino Plush
Recommended age: 0 months and above

If your toddler wants to take Spike everywhere, do not worry – he is fully machine-washable, so he can survive a few spills and dunks in the mud! Spike is extra cuddly with no hard nose or eyes, so he is 100% baby-safe.

What We Love:
❤️ Very soft and cuddly
❤️ No hard elements make Spike baby safe
❤️ Easy to machine wash

What We Don’t Love:
💔 A bit small for kids above toddler age
💔 Comes in plastic packaging

17. Wild Republic Triceratops Plush

This Triceratops plush is also very soft, though it does have plastic eyes, so if you are worried about those, perhaps choose the above plush for babies. However, toddlers and preschool-age kids are sure to love these huggable triceratops. It is very realistic looking for a plush, so if your child is clued up on dino species, this one should satisfy!

17 Wild Republic Triceratops Plush
Recommended age: 0 months and above

This plush is also machine washable, which is an excellent plus for toddlers! The slightly heavier weight makes this a good toy for preschool kids to play with, as it won’t fall over. However, the body is still lovely and squishy for hugging.

What We Love:
❤️ Soft enough for hugging but heavy enough to stand
❤️ Very realistic for a plushie
❤️ Great colors and texture

What We Don’t Love:
💔 A few customers found that the frill was bent on arrival
💔 Stitching is not the best quality

💡 Wash your plush in a pillowcase or laundry bag to avoid the eyes getting scratched.

18. Jurassic World Feature Plush Ankylosaurus Bumpy Baby Dinosaur

For slightly older kiddies, this plush baby Ankylosaurus from Jurassic World called Bumpy makes a fantastic cuddly gift. Bumpy is 15 inches long with floppy legs, so he is great for cuddling, making him a perfect bedtime toy. But he also has a ROAR sound feature, so he is super fun to play with too!

18 Jurassic World Feature Plush Ankylosaurus Bumpy Baby Dinosaur
Recommended age: 3 years and above

Bumpy the baby Ankylosaurus has big adorable eyes and a bright blue patterned body made of soft fabric. He is one of several Jurassic World plushies that kids can collect and create their own dinosaur park!

What We Love:
❤️ Super soft and squishy
❤️ Great colors and details
❤️ Makes a cute baby dino roar

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Not machine washable due to the sound feature
💔 Batteries cannot be changed when they run out

19. Fat Dinosaur Plushie

These fat T-rex plushies are super adorable and loved by toddlers, kids and even adults. They are safe for babies because they are soft and made from skin-friendly and eco-friendly cotton. In addition to the adorable rounded design with cute little cheeks, these dinos are wonderfully squishy and huggable and make great pillows! 

19 Fat Dinosaur Plushie
Recommended age: 3 years and above

These dino plushies come in 12-inch and 20-inch options, so you can get one almost the same size as your toddler if you like! Plus, they come in many cute pastel colors to choose from.

What We Love:
❤️ Great to hug and lean on
❤️ Very cute design
❤️ Various size and color options

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Can only be hand washed
💔 A few customers complained of a musty smell


Best Dinosaur Arts & Crafts Sets

20. Creativity for Kids Create with Clay Dinosaurs

This Create with Clay dinosaur kit is a 2018 ASTRA ‘Best Toys for Kids’ winner and an awesome way for kids to make their very own dino toys! The kit comes with five colors of kid-safe modeling clay, sculpting tools, googly eyes and, most importantly, three dinosaur skeletons. These skeletons make creating realistic dinosaurs easier and are a great educational opportunity too.

20 Creativity for Kids Create with Clay Dinosaurs
Recommended age: 5 years and above

Playing with clay is a great sensory and creative activity for kids and it also helps improve their fine motor skills. And once they are done, they will have three cute and colorful dino friends to play with!

What We Love:
❤️ Very engaging activity
❤️ The clay can be taken off and reused
❤️ Great for cognitive and motor skills development

What We Don’t Love:
💔 The clay does not dry
💔 It can get a bit messy

💡 If you don’t want to be limited in what you can make, this modeling clay with included keychains is also fantastic.

21. Learn To Draw Dinosaurs!

For the budding artist who loves dinosaurs, why not buy this Learn To Draw Dinosaurs book? It includes step-by-step instructions for drawing 22 different dinosaurs, including both tracing and free drawing activities. This is a great activity for enhancing fine motor skills, but it also encourages creativity as kids can draw whatever they want in the background.

21 Learn To Draw Dinosaurs
Recommended age: 6 years and above

For each dinosaur, the book includes some fun facts so you can learn about them as you go. It is a soft cover yet sturdily bound and it has lovely thick pages. This is an excellent option if you’re looking for a quiet time activity for a dino-obsessed child.

What We Love:
❤️ Improves accuracy while still encouraging creativity
❤️ Good for creative kids and those who struggle with drawing
❤️ Kids get to see themselves improve 

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Might be too difficult for young kids
💔 Hard to trace dinosaurs as they are printed in light color ink

22. Original Stationery Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank

This Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank is a fun creative activity and a glow-in-the-dark money bank in one! Kids will have a great time unleashing their creativity to make their own idea of a T-rex and then they can use the completed dino to build up a money bank of savings. The glow-in-the-dark paint is a fantastic bonus!

22 Original Stationery Paint Your Own Dinosaur Money Bank
Recommended age: 8 years and above

This kit comes with 12 great paint colors that kids can mix if they like. The paint is non-toxic, and the dinosaur is very durable. The manufacturer has labeled this for ages eight and above, but several customers said their five-year-olds loved it!

What We Love:
❤️ Lots of fun to paint
❤️ Glow-in-the-dark aspect is very exciting
❤️ High quality, durable product

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Paint pots sometimes dry out
💔 You can only paint it once


Best Dinosaur Remote Control Toys

23. Hot Bee Remote Control Velociraptor

This Remote Control Velociraptor is next level in RC toys! Not only does it walk, but all its movements are super flexible and realistic, as are the sounds it makes. It has a fossil remote control, which kids can use to control various movements and sounds. There is also a demo button on the velociraptor so you can watch all the movements in one go.

23 Hot Bee Remote Control Velociraptor
Recommended age: 4 years and above

This RC velociraptor is made from kid-safe, BPA-free materials and powered by a durable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is also very large at 18 inches and can even spray water vapor from its mouth!

What We Love:
❤️ Super lifelike movements
❤️ Fun for a wide range of ages 
❤️ Very interactive and entertaining toy

What We Don’t Love:
💔 May occasionally fall over
💔 The tail joint is not as durable as the rest of the dinosaur

24. SGILE Robot Dinosaur

If your child loves dinosaurs and robots, this is the toy for them. Not only can this remote control robot dinosaur move in multiple ways, but he can also shoot weapons, dance to music, flash his LED eyes and make a variety of dino and robot-inspired sounds. You can even program a series of actions using the function button!

24 SGILE Robot Dinosaur
Recommended age: 6 years and above

This awesome robot dinosaur is based on a bionic prototype of a Tyrannosaurus. As well as using the remote control, you can touch his head and get some movements in response. He is also very durable, and his battery is rechargeable!

What We Love:
❤️ Can perform a wide variety of actions
❤️ High-quality product with a cool design
❤️ The programmable actions are especially fun

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Only lasts an hour after 2-3 hours of charging
💔 The rocket launcher is a bit violent

25. FiGoal Remote Control Dinosaur

For a more affordable option, this is still a very cool remote control dinosaur. He can walk, dance to music, fight with realistic sounds and roar while moving his head. Plus, the colorful flashing LED lights in his eyes, mouth and spine are lots of fun. This is also an excellent option for younger kids, as the remote is simple and easy to use.

25 FiGoal Remote Control Dinosaur
Recommended age: 3 years and above

While this toy is quite basic, it is designed to look realistic with detailed skin texture. It is made from kid-safe plastic, and it comes with batteries. Plus, you can battle with two, as the remotes do not interfere!

What We Love:
❤️ You can battle with two at a time
❤️ The flashing LED lights are a great addition
❤️ Easy for young kids to control

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Movements are not very realistic
💔 Not the most durable product


Best Dinosaur Board Games

26. Skillmatics Card Game: Guess in 10 Deadly Dinosaurs

For older kids who love to show off their knowledge of dinosaurs, this is the perfect game. In a fun twist of the classic, this card game involves one player picking a dinosaur card and the other asking intelligent questions to try and guess which dinosaur it is. Can you guess the dinosaur in only ten questions?

26 Skillmatics Card Game Guess in 10 Deadly Dinosaurs
Recommended age: 8 years and above

This guessing game comes in a travel-size box, and the cards are durable, so it is perfect for bringing on vacation. It is super quick to learn but requires a little strategic thinking, making it fun for kids aged eight to adults.

What We Love:
❤️ Fun and educational for kids and adults
❤️ Quick to learn and play
❤️ Durable and travel-friendly game

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Too difficult for younger kids
💔 Requires quite a bit of dinosaur knowledge

💡 If your kids love Marvel even more than dinosaurs, why not go for this Marvel themed Guess in 10 instead?

27. Jurassic World Dominion Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

These Jurassic World Dominion Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots are a fun twist on the classic mechanical boxing game. Two raptors battle it out to grip the other in their massive jaws and pull it off its base! Unlike in traditional Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em, these raptors are not confined to a ring, so they can roam around and fight in a more raptor-like fashion.

27 Jurassic World Dominion Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
Recommended age: 6 years and above

In this two-player game, kids control their raptor’s mouth by pressing the button on the base. It is easy to play and lots of fun for kids and adults. It is also extremely sturdy and can handle rough battles!

What We Love:
❤️ Sturdy enough for rough play
❤️ Fun for a wide range of ages
❤️ Biting mechanic works well

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Sometimes the dinosaur doing the biting falls instead of the victim
💔 Made of plastic unlike the original

28. The Noble Collection Jurassic Park Chess Set

If you have a dinosaur-loving chess player on your hands, this Jurassic Park Chess Set is a must-buy! Kids who love chess and dinosaurs will get a kick out of the dinosaur species taking on all the different chess roles. Plus, chess-playing older kids and adults who are Jurassic World fans will love this too.

28 The Noble Collection Jurassic Park Chess Set
Recommended age: 7 years and above

The dinosaur pieces in this set are sculpted with impressively fine detail and look highly realistic. Even if your child doesn’t know how to play chess yet, if you think they are ready, this could be a fantastic set to learn on! 

What We Love:
❤️ Detailed and realistic dinosaurs
❤️ The pieces are sturdy and durable
❤️ Makes chess much more exciting

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Some of the pieces fall over easily
💔 The dinosaurs are made of plastic 

29. UNO Attack Jurassic World Dominion Card Game

If your UNO set is getting rough around the edges, why not replace it with this Jurassic World Dominion set and Triceratops head card launcher? You play the game just like usual, picking your cards from the dino’s mouth until the Attack card comes up. Then the head will come to life to shoot a random number of cards high into the air!

29 UNO Attack Jurassic World Dominion Card Game
Recommended age: 7 years and above

The dinosaur head card launcher is an excellent way to build more suspense while playing UNO. When it launches the cards, it comes to life with sounds and flashing lights to make things extra exciting!

What We Love:
❤️ Adds element of suspense to the game
❤️ UNO is an extremely fun and versatile game
❤️ Dino head looks and sounds awesome

What We Don’t Love:
💔 The cards sometimes land face up after being launched
💔 Would be fun with some more themed cards

30. Monopoly Junior Dinosaur Edition

Monopoly is an absolute classic and there are lots of themed and junior versions out there. This is undoubtedly the best version to buy if your child loves dinosaurs. Kids play as dinosaurs and meet different dinosaur species to feed them leafy banknotes. Be careful, because some eat a lot more than others!

30 Monopoly Junior Dinosaur Edition
Recommended age: 5 years and above

This Monopoly game board features phonetic spellings of all the different dinosaurs, so you can help kids learn how to say their names. It also plays a lot faster than regular Monopoly, so it is fun and exciting for little ones.

What We Love:
❤️ Quick and exciting to play
❤️ Kids practice counting skills
❤️ Great way to introduce a classic game

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Buying friends is not a great concept
💔 Would be nice if the money looked like leaves


Best Dinosaur Nintendo Switch Games

31. Lego Jurassic World

This Lego Jurassic World, a Nintendo Switch game, combines many things that millions of kids love: dinosaurs, Nintendo Switch and LEGO. In this game, you recreate classic moments from all four Jurassic films… as LEGO figures in a LEGO world! You can also populate the two islands and customize your dinosaur collection, mixing and matching colors, body parts and abilities.

31 Lego Jurassic World
Recommended age: 10 years and above

In LEGO Jurassic World, you can play with friends and family without hassle, thanks to its easy drop-in, drop-out gameplay option. And if you want to wreak havoc, you can even play as a dinosaur!

What We Love:
❤️ Missions are very entertaining
❤️ Great for kids who like a challenge
❤️ Lots of characters to find and collectibles to unlock

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Might be too difficult for some kids
💔 Some people found the mechanics confusing

💡 This game is not scary or inappropriate, but most kids under 10 found it too difficult. However, if your child is very skilled at Nintendo games they will probably love it!

32. ARK: Survival Evolved

It’s not only young children who love dinosaurs – some teenagers are dino-obsessed too! If your teen loves dinosaurs and Nintendo Switch, they will love this game. It’s about capturing and taming over 100 dinosaurs and training them to be valuable additions to your herd. The customizability of this game is off the charts, as is its combination of adventure and creativity!

32 ARK Survival Evolved
Recommended age: 13 years and above

Protecting yourself and your dinosaurs from hunger, thirst, weather and other dangers is all part of this world-building style game. You can hunt, scavenge or grow your food, build your home and look for clues to solve the mystery of The ARK! 

What We Love:
❤️ Game involves both creativity and adventure
❤️ Fun and unique world-building game
❤️ Controls are smooth

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Not for younger players
💔 Some issues when moving the game across systems

33. Gigantosaurus The Game

If you’re looking for Nintendo Switch games younger kids can play, you can’t go wrong with this Gigantosaurus game. The primary gameplay mission involves solving puzzles and helping Giganto so he can help all the dinos escape extinction. This plays out over several stories, and at the end of each one, there is a super rally to the zone where the next one takes place!

33 Gigantosaurus The Game
Recommended age: 6 years and above

Kids can play this game alone or team up with one or two friends for a cooperative adventure! It also has many cute dinosaur characters, fun environments and features that kids will love. 

What We Love:
❤️ Simple and fun for younger kids
❤️ Cute, bright graphics and fun narration
❤️ Multiplayer version is great

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Graphics are not very high quality
💔 Includes quite a lot of repetition


Best Dinosaur Costumes 

34. Jurassic World Dinosaur Mask

If kids want to truly relive moments from the Jurassic World movie as the dinosaur, now they can do so with this Jurassic World Dinosaur Mask! This is not just any mask – it features an opening jaw to make a realistic chomping motion. It also has realistic skin texture and fearsomely sharp teeth so kids can embody their favorite dinosaur.

34 Jurassic World Dinosaur Mask
Recommended age: 3 years and above

You can choose between the T-rex or the Velociraptor mask, but both have a secure strap for a comfortable fit and eye and nose openings for visibility. Kids can even paint the mask if they want to turn into their own unique dinosaur!

What We Love:
❤️ Chomping jaw is great fun
❤️ You can paint the mask if you want
❤️ Comfortable and sturdy

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Mask has some hard edges
💔 Chin strap is not adjustable

💡 If you want to paint the mask, use acrylic followed by a non-toxic sealant of some kind to prevent the paint from chipping.

35. GOOSH Inflatable Dinosaur Rider

This awesome Inflatable Dinosaur Rider from GOOSH allows kids (and adults) to become dinosaur riders on an inflatable dinosaur! You may have seen inflatable costumes before, but the great thing about this one is that the top half of your body is exposed, so it is still possible to move freely while wearing the costume.

35 GOOSH Inflatable Dinosaur Rider
Recommended age: 3 years and above

This cute green dinosaur rider costume comes in various sizes and is super easy to get in and out of. If you’re concerned about effectiveness, rest assured – the powerful air blower works to provide continuous airflow and keep the costume inflated!

What We Love:
❤️ Hilarious and fun
❤️ Easy to get in and out
❤️ The fan is very effective at keeping the costume inflated

What We Don’t Love:
💔 Stitching is not very neat
💔 Takes a while to inflate

36. Child Inflatable Jurassic World T-Rex Costume

This is another inflatable dinosaur costume, but in this one, you can become a T-rex! There is nothing cuter or more hilarious than a child in a giant inflatable T-rex costume and kids will have an absolute blast wearing it! Only your face is exposed, which means it can get a bit hot, but it also means that the wearer can truly embody the dinosaur.

36 Child Inflatable Jurassic World T Rex Costume
Recommended age: 3 years and above

Although the wearer is fully covered, you can still move around quickly in this T-rex costume. The 100% nylon material is durable, and the costume is well made, so it should last for a few Halloweens!

What We Love:
❤️ Looks hilarious – in a good way!
❤️ Fan works well and lasts long
❤️ Sturdy and well made

What We Don’t Love:
💔 It gets quite hot inside
💔 The head opening is not adjustable

💡 Make sure you read the sizing chart carefully when choosing which size to buy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dinosaur Toys

🙋‍♂️ Why do kids love dinosaurs?

While some kid fads come and go, there are others that remain extremely popular among children, generation to generation. Think of fairies, unicorns, superheroes – and dinosaurs. But what is it about dinosaurs that gets kids so excited? They aren’t magical like unicorns or accessible like cats or dogs either. And let’s face it, many of them are pretty scary looking!

Well, according to some researchers, kids’ dinosaur obsessions usually stem from their instinct for curiosity and discovery. While children may moan about school, they love learning, particularly if they get to do so freely and openly. Fairies and superheroes have the allure of the supernatural, but dinosaurs are real and thus an accessible form of science to children. Their young minds can grasp the fact that these gigantic creatures once roamed the earth and the idea of scientists unearthing clues to unlock the mystery is pretty captivating.

While not all children catch the dinosaur bug, those that do often do so around age four. According to a psychology study, this is the age around which kids tend to start developing “intense interests.” These interests can seem obsessive, but they show a healthy desire for learning and discovery, so they should be encouraged!

🙋‍♂️ What to buy a kid who likes dinosaurs?

There are so many things you could buy a kid who likes dinosaurs. In fact, we seem to be going through a dinosaur boom at the moment, so you should have no trouble finding a variety of options! However, being spoiled for choice can sometimes make the decision even more difficult. So if you’re scratching your head right now, consider these questions:

  • How old is the child?
  • What interests do they have besides dinosaurs?
  • What dinosaur toys do they already have? What gap is left that you can fill?

If you keep these questions in mind, I am convinced that you can find the perfect dinosaur toy from the list of parent and kid-verified products above!

So… What Dinosaur Toy Should I Get?

As always, the answer is that it depends on the child! If you’re buying for a kid who loves cars as much as they love dinosaurs, they will be ecstatic to receive one of the dino-themed vehicles. If the kid in question dreams of being a paleontologist, one of the fossil dig kits could be perfect. 

We tried to make this a comprehensive list of products for all ages and budgets, but if there’s an awesome dinosaur toy we missed, send us a message and let us know!

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