TriceraTOTs Preschool Program


Our popular pre-K and Kindergarten in-person program has returned to the Discovery Center location near Red Rocks! 
You can also scroll down for a list of dinosaur-themed TriceraTOTs craft videos to watch.
In-person program pricing is $5 for children ages 2 and older, *FREE tickets are available for siblings ages under 2. No charge for adults.
*There are 5 tickets per session available for children under 2 years. Once those are sold out, please register your child as usual in one of the $5 openings as we can only accommodate 5 free children per session.
Diane Seymour

Upcoming TriceraTOTs Events

2023 TriceraTOTs Schedule

Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Dinosaur Discovery Center for fun 30-minute crafts and story time sessions!  Advance online registration is required. (9am sessions added for sold out 10am sessions! See below)

All programs meet at the Disovery Center  17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO just inside Red Rock Entrance # 1

September 8: Build A Dinosaur
Have you ever wanted to make your own dinosaur? For this craft, we’ll build some dinosaurs and see what creations we can come up with. Join us for this fun story and activity and learn more about different types of dinosaurs and the parts that make them really neat!
9AM Session available
10AM Session available

October 13: Coloring with Shadows
Sometimes it’s fun to look at something and paint what’s there – but what about painting what’s NOT there? Using lights and dinosaur and animal models, join us as we do some art using just shadows!
9AM Session: available
10AM Session: (FULL)

November 10: Watercolor Leaves and Petals
How colors mix and blend is always so fun to play with! Today, we’re going to look at how flowers take water and how it may change the color of the flower petals after it drinks through the stem! Join us as we use markers to brightly color coffee filters, and then dip them in water to see how the colors blend and mix! This is just like when a flower drinks colorful water and changes the color of its petals!
9AM Session: available 
10AM Session: FULL

December 8: Gingerbread Dinosaurs
Winter season is such a fun time for decorating for all of the holidays and making cookies! Today, we’ll decorate paper gingerbread dinosaurs in this fun seasonal craft!
9AM Session: available
10AM Session: (FULL)

TriceraTOTs Videos

Check out the Facebook TriceraTOTs video library for fun activities you can do at home. Templates and instructions for specific projects are listed below.

If you’ve enjoyed the free videos, please consider making a donation and please give us your feedback on this program!

Activity: Shadow Dinosaurs

Supplies: Butcher paper, markers, dinosaurs

Activity: Making Mary Anning

Supplies: Clay or Playdough, stencil, butter knife

Activity: Dinosaur Eggs

Supplies: Plastic eggs, baking soda, vinegar

Activity: Dino in a Jar

Supplies: Small dinos, environment props, jar

Activity: Shadow Art

Supplies: Butcher paper, markers, dinosaurs

Activity: Polar Dinosaurs

Supplies: Polar dinosaurs, “Snow”, water and container, rocks, little trees, grass, ponds

Activity: Pinecone Stegosaurus

Supplies: Pine cones, salt dough (Salt Dough Fossils), markers

Salt Dough Fossils

Supplies: Small plastic dinosaurs, flour, salt, warm water, measuring cups, and spoons

Dinosaur Ornament

Supplies: Construction paper, White glue, Glue sticks, Glitter glue, Popsicle Sticks, Cotton balls, Feathers, Kids’ scissors, Pencils, Crayons, Pom poms, Buttons

Dinosaur Wreath

Time to craft a dinosaur wreath for the door of your choosing!

Supplies: Paper plates, scissors, crayons,  and glue, template available here


Is your Thanksgiving turkey a living dinosaur?

Supplies: Construction paper, White glue, Glue sticks, Glitter glue, Popsicle Sticks, Cotton balls, Feathers, Kids’ scissors, Pencils, Crayons, Pom poms, Buttons


Learn your shapes while having fun crafting a geometric dinosaur!

Template: Shape-a-saurus template

Supplies: Printer paper, pencil, glue, scissors, googly eyes (optional: crayons, markers, feathers, stickers, tissue paper, paint, glitter, pom-poms)

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