The Best Dinosaur Movies for Toddlers

When it comes to the best dinosaur movies for toddlers you want to pick ones that aren’t too scary but still have a whole bunch of dino fun.

You are definitely not going to want to show Jurassic Park to your 3 year old, but that doesn’t mean that there still aren’t fun and exciting dinosaur movies that you can watch with your little ones.

These movies would be great for toddlers as well as even older preschoolers. In fact some older kids may even love these dino flicks.

Here are the 5 best dinosaur movies for toddlers and younger kids.

The Land Before Time (Anniversary Edition)Learn MoreIce Age: Dawn of the DinosaursLearn MoreDinotopia – Quest for the Ruby SunstoneLearn MoreBob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig MovieLearn MoreWe’re Back! A Dinosaur’s StoryLearn More

Read below to find out a little more about each movie and to see if it is one your toddler would enjoy.

The Land Before Time

I remember watching this movie as a child and yet my kids today, still love watching it.

The movie focuses on Littlefoot, who is an Apotosaurus dino, along with his group of other dinosaur friends. The group of young dinos get separated from the rest of the herd and must make their own way to Great Valley.

It is a cute animated show, but it does not have the most accurate information about dinosaurs if you are looking for an educational insight for your toddlers.

It does have a great message about the bond of friendship and also has some really cute scenes with the young dinosaurs and the different personalities they have.

Also, be aware that although the movie is not bloody and gory, there are some situations that show the dino parents being injured and dying. The scenes are done in a way that would still make it watchable for a toddler and young child though.

If you are interested there are a few other Land Before Time movies as well as even a TV show that you can watch if your child likes the original movie.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

You may have seen one of the other Ice Age movies before and know that they can be silly and funny, but have a good message for kids as well. This is the third installment and it definitley won’t disappoint dinosaur fans.

This particular movie focuses mainly around Sid, who is the silly Sloth in the series. He gets kidnapped by an angry dino mom after he is caught trying to steal her eggs from her nest. Sid’s friends must come to his rescue to save him.

The computer animation is great in this movie and it’s such a cute flick that will have your kids laughing along with you. It is rated PG, so you may want to watch it along with your child.

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

This movie is about an orphaned boy who happens to get shipwrecked on an island with all dinosaurs. He makes friends with some of the dinosaurs and they quickly become his family.

It is based off the Dinotopia TV series but is is tamer and less action than what is seen on the TV show.

This is really a great pick for toddlers and younger kids because there is no real violence and even the “bad guys” aren’t even that bad when compared to some other kid’s shows.

I would definitely recommend this movie for young toddlers who may not be ready yet for any violence or dealing with injuries and death. This could be a great dino starter movie for your child.

Bob the Builder: The Big Dino Dig

Although parents may not be interested in this dinosaur movie for kids, younger toddlers and preschoolers will really enjoy it. Bob the Builder is a great kid’s character and when you add in some dino bones you get a fun, entertaining show for toddlers.

I would recommend this for ages 2 to around 5 years old as older kids may become bored and may not be into Bob the Builder anymore.

It is a full length feature that runs approximately 60 minutes. It can be a great way to introduce your toddler to dinosaurs and know that there is nothing “scary” about this movie.

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story

This is another oldy yet goody when it comes to kid’s dinosaur movies. This movie originally was released back in 1993 and recently was released on DVD for both young and old fans.

The movie follows 4 prehistoric friends that travel to modern day time New York City to meet children who dream about meeting real life dinosaurs. It’s fun and quirky and although it may not be super educational, kids will love the laughing along as everything of course doesn’t go to plan with these dinosaur friends.

Parents will even recognize some pretty big voices including John Goodman, Rhea Pearlman, Jay Leno, and Martin Short while they enjoy the fun movie with their kids.


If you are looking for more of educational dinosaur movies for toddlers, you may want to check out the the Dinosaur Train: A to Z. Although this is not a full length movie it does feature several of the Dinosaur Train episodes that feature different facts about different dinosaurs.

It’s a cute animated series for toddlers and  preschoolers that doesn’t feature violence but still teaches cool facts about dinosaurs.

Most of the other educational dino movies for kids may be too gory and have too much violence for a toddler between the ages of 2-4 years old. I would definitely wait on movies like Dinosaur and Prehistoric Park until your child is at least 5 years old or even older depending on their level of what they can watch without being scared.

Be sure to also check out our recommendations on the best dinosaur toys for toddlers.


Inflatable Dinosaur Toys

You can do so many different things with inflatable dinosaur toys. They can be fun to wrestle with, play dinosaur land with and can even be used as party decorations and favors for a dinosaur themed party.

There are all kinds of different inflatable dinos that you can choose from and there are even sets so you can easily give your child more than on dinosaur to have fun with.

Inflatable Dinosaur Toys for Sale

This is a set of 6 inflatable dinosaurs in assorted styles including a pterodacty and T-Rex.

Each of the dinosaurs measures approximately 30 inches.  This set would be great for a birthday party as favors or even as decorations and then your child or other children at the party can play with them as toys. Or you can get the set of dinos for your child to simply play dinosaur with. They are a great size for children ages 3 years and up.

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Inflatable T-Rex

If you are looking for a giant inflatable T-rex, then this dino is the perfect choice. This big guy measures 4 feet when fully inflated and the best part is that it doesn’t even cost that much money for it.

This can be a great spotlight decoration at a birthday party or you can even use it as a cool pool toy. Or simply buy it for your dinosaur loving kid who wants a giant T-rex to play with.

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Inflatable Brachiosaurus

If your child loves the brachiosaurus dinosaur they are going to love this inflatable toy. This brachiosaurus measures approximately 48 inches tall and the coloring on the item makes it look really realistic instead of just cheap vinyl plastic.

This could be given to your little one as a cool toy or you could use it as a party decoration. You could even use it to decorate your child’s bedroom if he or she has a dino themed bedroom.

This dinosaur is built to last and is a better quality toy than other inflatable animals on the market.

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Inflatable Velociraptor Dino

This is an awesome looking velociraptor dinosaur that inflates to approximately 18 inches high. This may be a smaller inflatable but it really is the perfect size for playing with as well as a decoration for a party or bedroom.

The dino even comes with a repair kit for any holes or leaks that the product may get over a period of time. This means that your child can wrestle with it and have fun and not have to worry about it easily getting ruined.

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Inflatable dinosaurs can be a lot of fun for parties or just for playing and learning. They work great for decorations but can also be used for every day play with a dino-loving child.

If you are looking for even more  inflatable dinosaur toys check out some more options below.


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