The 10 Best Dinosaur Toys

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? They’re big, prehistoric and just flat out cool. While dinosaurs are nothing “new”, this year they seem to be everywhere, including children’s clothing, toys and on the big screens. With Jurassic Park mania still going strong and a sequel in the works — now is the time to give a dinosaur gift to any budding paleontologist you know or just anyone on your list.

Dinosaur lovers aren’t just little kids — big kids, teenagers and adults alike all seem to have a great fascination for these prehistoric creatures. So, our roundup of the best dinosaur gifts doesn’t just include the best toys we have a few options for every age group, because we are all young at heart.

Prextex Plastic Assorted Dinosaur Figures with Dinosaur Book


We simply could not have a list of dino toys without a set of plastic dinosaur figurines on it. Kids’ imaginations can run the gamut with these realistic-looking dinosaurs. And, as if the dinos were not enough, this set comes complete with a book that teaches kids the history of each of the dinosaurs included in the set, fostering kids’ natural curiosity and love of science. Each of the 12 dinosaurs has a page in the book with full-color, detailed images and facts about the size, habitat, history and diet of each. The dinosaurs included measures approximately seven inches in height — perfect for little hands. This is a great gift for kids ages three and up.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs – Hardcover
This hardcover book is perfect for the dinosaur enthusiast ages four to eight years old. The world of small, big, giant and gigantic dinos comes to life on the pages of the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs. Easy-to-read text, beautifully detailed illustrations and fun facts make this a kid favorite. The Big Book of Dinosaurs also has parent tips and activities to continue kids’ dino-loving experience, large print and phonetic pronunciation guides for dinosaur names and interactive questions to keep little ones engaged. Also available for Kindle or in paperback, this is a wonderful gift.
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 3-in-1 Set
No gift list is complete without at least one LEGO set on it. And with this set kids can build three different dinos: a four inch tall Tyrannosaurus with sharp claws and razor-like teeth, a three inch Triceratops, or a seven inch long Pterodactyl with a nine inch wing span. The T-Rex has moveable joints and a mouth that opens to show his ferocious teeth. This dino-loving set also includes a buildable rib cage for your dinosaurs to prey on. Kids 7 to 12 years old will love building their favorite dinosaurs with this mighty LEGO set.
3 Bees and Me Dinosaur Toys – Set of 4
Preschoolers ages two and up will love these simple, wheeled dino toys by 3 Bees and Me. The four-pack comes with a red rolling T-Rex, a fun-loving stegosaurus, everyone’s favorite brontosaurus, and a crested triceratops. Each of the dinos comes on wheels with and ergonomic, easy-grip design so little hands can zoom their new friends around. Certified BPA-, lead-, and phthalate-free, these jurassic friends are safe and built to withstand rough pre-school play.
Mega Fossil Mine – Dig Up 15 Real Fossils with National Geographic
Young palaeontologists ages eight and up will love this Mega Fossil Dig Up Kit. Kids can unearth 15 different real fossils from the 8×8 gypsum block mold. The set includes three different mini tools for excavating: a magnifying glass, a small brush and a mini knife/saw. This set will keep them engrossed for hours as they unearth real fossils like dino bones, ammonite, coral, clams, gastropods, and more. Included with the set is a full-color guide to the fossils kids find. This award-winning science kit will foster a love of STEM and keep kids excited as they dig through layer after layer to uncover the mysteries beneath.
Jurassic World Super Colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex
What kid doesn’t want a giant, three-foot long, monster-stomping, dino-roaring T-Rex? This colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex can walk, chomp, roar, and so much more. The legs and arms are movable, and the extra-wide jaws can swallow up to 20 action figure dinos (sold separately). To release any action figures that this T-Rex has swallowed, simply open up the belly. It’s that easy! Kids ages four and up can interact with this ferocious dino and create their own thrilling adventures. This deluxe T-Rex is packed with opportunities for imaginative play and fearsome fun.
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