Little dinosaur fans go nuts over seeing a computer-generated one waltz (or run) across the big screen, but any dino-obsessed fan knows that fossils are where it’s at. Fossils are how paleontologists discovered dinosaurs in the first place, and it’s how they learn so much about your child’s favorite prehistoric creature. If your kids are trying to channel Jurassic World’s Owen or Claire, they’re going to want to get their hands on some fake fossils. They make special dinosaur puzzles and skeleton kits, so your child can put dinos together themselves.
We found the best kids dinosaur skeleton sets for all ages for you. From teens to little ones, we’ve got you covered. There’s a 900-plus piece set that your teen can spend a literal month working on. The other two sets are meant for younger kids, though they might need some adult help. No matter which set you choose, your kid will end up with a multi-dino display on their dresser or desk. Each set contains at least three dinosaurs for your child to build.
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1. LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils Building Kit
If your kid wants to bring their dino obsession to the next level, they should check out this LEGO set. There are a whopping 910 pieces in this set. Your teen can build a Tyrannosaurus rex, Pteranodon and Triceratops and display them in their own natural history museum. There’s even a little paleontologist mini-figure that comes with. The set will take a while to build, but the pay-off will be worth it.
2. Cherish tea 6 Piece Set 3D Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle
Your kid will be able to build six dinosaurs with this set, including the stegosaurus and triceratops. Instead of just a flat puzzle, this puzzle will be 3D, so your child will feel accomplished after building each dino. The pieces are made out of natural boards. They’re non-toxic, don’t have an odor and are precut. This is a great project for you to work on with your child. Some recommend using glue to hold the pieces together.
3. 5 Different Dinosaur Skeleton Puzzles Model Set
Your kids will get five different prehistoric creatures, which look like fossils instead of just a skeleton. In this set, there’s a T-Rex, brachiosaurus, stegosaurus, triceratops and a wooly mammoth. The latter is not a dinosaur, but maybe you can use it as an opportunity to explain the Ice Age? This more realistic set will get kids excited about building. Even kids as young as six years old will be able to put together these plastic dinosaurs.