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DINOSAUR MYSTERY – SOLVED!

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DID YOU KNOW:  The word ‘dinosaur’ was only made up in 1841, centuries after the Bible was written. “Dinosauria” = (deinos) “terrible, powerful, wondrous” + (sauros) “lizard or reptile” in Greek. It was the name chosen by creationist, biologist and paleontologist, Sir Richard Owen.

POP QUIZ:  So what were dinosaurs called before 1841? Answer

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THINK SPOT :  The King James Bible uses the word dragon or dragons more than 30 times. This has special significance, as the KJV was published in 1611 AD. Only 400 years ago, Bible translators were confident that their readers would know exactly what they were talking about – real – and not mythical – creatures.

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WHAT’S IN THIS POST?

I’ve been wanting to do a dinosaur theme for my sponsored kids for a long time, but knew it would be a big one, so kept putting it off. This month, I’ve finally done it. Phew! Here is the FREE Dinosaur article that I did for my kids; and there are some cool Dinosaur freebies to go with it. They are also available in French. And in this post, there’s plenty of FREE Dinosaur colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, learn-to-draw, posters, cartoons, stationery and tons of information for kids that fits right in with the Bible. There’s something here for everyone… boys, girls, older or younger. They will all be fascinated by this theme while learning about the magnificence of our Creator… enjoy!

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FREE Bible Poster; Revelation 22:13; I am Alpha and Omega; The Bible is the history book of the universe; free printable

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DINOSAURS – THE SHORT (AND BIBLICAL) STORY

Here’s the short story on dinosaurs as I understand it from the Bible, the history book of the universe:

1. God made dinosaurs as part of His ‘very good’ creation. Water dinosaurs (plesiosaurs) and flying dinosaurs (pterosaurs) would have been created on day 5 of creation week, along with all the other sea creatures and flying creatures. Land dinosaurs were created on day 6 of creation week, along with all the other animals that live on land, and just before mankind.dinosaur eating green plant
2. Man lived with dinosaurs until they became extinct.
3. Big teeth or not, according to Genesis, all dinosaurs originally would have eaten plants.
4. After the Fall, when the deadly ‘sin’ virus entered creation, death, decay and disease was the result. Sadly, this included man and creatures turning on each other.
5. Two of every KIND of dinosaurs went onto Noah’s Ark, more than likely teenagers. Why teen? They would have been smaller, eaten less, made less mess… unless, of course, they were like some of the teenagers that we are familiar with.  :)   And they would also have been in top breeding condition for years to come once the Flood finished.

DID YOU KNOW:  Representatives of ALL land animals and birds were on the Ark, but the dove and the raven are the only ones specifically named in the Bible as being on the Ark.

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Dinosaurs formed day 6

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What happened to the dinosaurs

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What happened to the dinosaurs

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6. The rest of the dinosaurs – along with all of the other humans and animals not on the ark – would have perished during the Global Flood. The humans were all invited. Only 8 people accepted that invitation. So what would we expect to see around today as evidence of a global flood? How about lots of water laying around some place? Did you know that according to NASA, the earth today is covered by 75% water?! If you haven’t seen this view of the earth’s globe before, you may be shocked. Plus, as Ken Ham succinctly puts it, we would also expect to find ‘billions of dead things, laid down by water, all over the earth’. So what do we find? Billions of dead things, laid down by water, all over the earth. They are called fossils. And we find them even in the middle of deserts and on the top of Mount Everest. Water is the essential ingredient to make a fossil. And most fossils show evidence of extremely rapid burial, another essential ingredient to preserve soft tissue before it decays or is scavenged, which is why we don’t see too many fossils forming today. Here’s a fossil of an extinct marine ichthyosaur giving birth. It was buried so rapidly, you can clearly see the tiny baby still partially in the birth canal.  :o

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Where did all the water go; Noah's Ark Bible poster featuring Psalm 104:5-9 and showing the Pacific Ocean; free printable

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7. The dinosaur KINDS came off the Ark with Noah, his family and all the other animal KINDS and bird KINDS, ready to repopulate the Earth.
8. Dinosaurs are considered to have become extinct since then (sadly, like too many other species you can probably think of).
9. Historical eyewitness evidence confirms that dinosaurs lived for centuries after the Flood. Stories, legends, drawings, descriptions, etchings, carvings and sculptures of these creatures abound, some possibly exaggerated, but the most recent accounts originate from only a few hundred years ago. Many people knew them then as ‘dragons’. A peasant farmer is reported to have killed a small dinosaur/dragon near Bologna in Italy in 1572 AD while leading his cattle. Ancient people groups all around the world have told stories of heroes who killed large reptiles. And if you insert this phrase: ‘historical stories of dinosaurs or dragons’ into this creation search engine, you will find more. Here is another one:

“St. George had to deal with a dragon. Alexander the Great’s army encountered a dragon. Marco Polo recorded dragon dealings. Flavius Philostratus provided this sober account in the third century A.D.: ‘The whole of India is girt with dragons of enormous size; for not only the marshes are full of them, but the mountains as well, and there is not a single ridge without one…’ Similar accounts have been handed down orally within North, Central, and South American Indian groups. The fact that so many different peoples told the same details authenticates their testimony.” icr.org.

10. Then as dinosaur numbers started to fade, so did the memories of them ever being around. Back then, there were no 21st century zoo programs fighting valiantly to preserve these magnificent creatures from extinction. Fossils (simply bones turned into rock) of these ‘terrible lizards’ started to be rediscovered during the 1800s and given a new name… dinosaur.

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What happened to the dinosaurs

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What happened to the dinosaurs

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11. As dinosaurs are considered to be extinct today, our knowledge of what they looked like can only be a guess from examining the clues in the fossil record. That is why they are often depicted differently. Did you know that many dinosaur exhibits were built from only a few fragments of bone?!

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Cartoon courtesy: Richard Gunther (mightymag.org/gunther.net.nz)

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12. Scientists have speculated on dozens of different reasons on the ‘mystery’ of why dinosaurs became extinct. These speculations include:  constipation, sunburn, comets, cancer, volcanic activity, a global dust cloud and fire storm from a meteorite impact. Despite the fact that fossils are laid down by water and buried rapidly, a flood is strangely conspicuous by its absence.
13. There are many legends, rumours, sightings and stories (see below) from eyewitnesses that some dinosaurs may possibly still be alive today!  :o

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DINOSAURS IN THE BIBLE? YES! ABSOLUTELY!

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Job 40:15-24  Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eats grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

NOTE:  Does your Bible have a modern footnote, something about an elephant or hippo?! Really…? A tail like a cedar…? Hmmm, ever seen one of them with a tail like this?! The Hebrew word תנין (tannin) likely refers to both land and sea serpents or dragons.

Job 41  Click to read another fantastic description in the Bible by the Creator Himself, this time a fire-breathing dragon / dinosaur.

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DINOSAUR ~ SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur ~ FREE article for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a fun article giving glory to God as Creator; also available in French; free printable

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The short story on dinosaurs – for kids  (answersingenesis) We often hear that dinosaurs died out millions of years ago. But that’s not true. God’s Word, the Bible, tells us something totally different… by scientists who take the Bible seriously

Dinosaur – Q&A for kids  (answersingenesis) lots of fun information for kids, and also answering questions from kids, from scientists who take the Bible seriously. Topics include:  Are dragon legends true?  Many cultures have legends about dragons. Pictures of dragons appear on pottery, drawings, and other forms of art. People told stories about dinosaurs and created artwork depicting them… you have probably heard that dinosaurs existed millions of years ago and became extinct before people lived on the earth. This is not true. The Bible says that God created the earth around 6,000 years ago. He made land-dwelling dinosaurs on Day 6 of the Creation Week… Dinosaurs – lost and foundDoes the Bible mention Dinosaurs?Slaying the Dragon MythWhen did Dinosaurs live?Are Dinosaurs still alive today?Where are the Great Beasts today?Dinosaur soft tissueOverview of Biblical History – Creation; and lots more; share a snippet with your child

Dinosaur – Q&A  (answersingenesis) lots of information for older kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously. Topics include:  Dinosaurs and the BibleDinosaurs and DragonsDinosaurs – designed to be BIGFearless T-RexWhen did dinosaurs live?T.rex FossilsHow did those huge dinosaurs fit on the Ark?Dinosaur bonesDinosaur extinctionDinosaur footprintsDinosaur moviesDinosaurs and humansDragon LegendsTypes of dinosaursDragons – fact or fable?Dragon Legends from around the worldWhat really happened to the dinosaurs?Dinosaur fossils show evidence of drowningMeet Ebenezer, the 1.5 million dollar dinosaur; and more; share a snippet with your child

Only about 100 dinosaurs on the Ark? – Average size of a cow?  (icr.org) How many animals were there and how big was the Ark? Could they fit? When I explained that only about 600 species of dinosaurs had ever been named, that many species had been named from only a piece of one bone, that many of the species were probably of the same “kind”, that many dinosaurs were small, that God wouldn’t have brought the largest specimens to Noah, and that, in my opinion, there were probably only around 100 dinosaurs onboard the Ark, with an average size of a cow… information from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Dinosaurs Q&A  (creation.com) lots of information from scientists who take the Bible seriously; topics include: What happened to the dinosaurs? How did the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? Bird evolution? Did dinosaurs really die out millions of years ago? Dinosaur blood cells – how could they survive millions of years? Dinosaurs and humans? Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? Dinosaur footprints; Stamping out the legends; Thunder LizardsThe Dinosaur that looks like a DragonDid Dinosaurs really rule the earth?Was Behemoth a Dinosaur?How did Dinosaurs become extinct?Fossils – Q&A;  and lots more; share a snippet with your child

Buried while giving birth  (creation.com) Have a look at this exquisitely preserved fossil of an extinct marine reptile, an ichthyosaur, giving birth to a live baby—the beak of the baby is still inside mother’s birth canal. There is no way the mother just lay on the ocean floor for thousands of years while being slowly covered by accumulating sediments. To be preserved so beautifully, it must have been buried and hardened very rapidly to avoid damage by scavengers or decay, as we see happen today when something dies.

Tiny pterosaur – fossil egg  (creation.com) This fossil egg of a pterosaur (flying reptile) is only 2.08 inches (53 mm) long and 1.61 inches (41 mm) across. The pterosaur’s folded wings, tucked compactly inside the egg, give the tiny embryo a wingspan of 10½ inches (27 cm). Had it lived, scientists say that the embryo would have grown into a ‘medium-to-large pterosaur’ with a likely wingspan between 10–20 ft (3–6 metres).

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A dinosaur egg was only about the size of a football

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Dinosaur tracks can be found on every continent  (icr.org) But just how did they form? Short, punchy video (less than 2 minutes) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; or click here for a short article.

Modern animals and plants are found buried with dinosaurs – but this is HIDDEN from the public  (creation.com) Dr Carl Werner and his wife, Debbie, travelled over 100,000 miles (160,000 km) and took 60,000 photographs as they filmed the television series Evolution: The Grand Experiment… They focused on fossils found in dinosaur rock layers, and compared these fossils to modern animals and plants… “We found fossilized examples from every major invertebrate animal phylum living today including: arthropods (insects, crustaceans etc.), shellfish, echinoderms (starfish, crinoids, brittle stars, etc.), corals, sponges, and segmented worms (earthworms, marine worms). The vertebrates—animals with backbones such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals—show this same pattern. Cartilaginous fish (sharks and rays), boney fish (such as sturgeon, paddlefish, salmon, herring, flounder and bowfin) and jawless fish (hagfish and lamprey) have been found in the dinosaur layers and they look the same as modern forms. Modern-looking frogs and salamanders have been found in dinosaur dig sites. All of today’s reptile groups have been found in the dinosaur layers and they look the same or similar to modern forms: Snakes (boa constrictor), lizards (ground lizards and gliding lizards), turtles (box turtles, soft-shelled turtles), and crocodilians (alligators, crocodiles and gavials). Contrary to popular belief, modern types of birds have been found, including: parrots, owls, penguins, ducks, loons, albatross, cormorants, sandpipers, avocets, etc. When scientists who support evolution disclosed this information during our TV interviews it appears that they could hardly believe what they were saying on camera… Paleontologists have found 432 mammal species in the dinosaur layers; almost as many as the number of dinosaur species. These include nearly 100 complete mammal skeletons. But where are these fossils? We visited 60 museums but did not see a single complete mammal skeleton from the dinosaur layers displayed at any of these museums…”

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Modern creatures ARE found in dinosaur fossil layers – but this is HIDDEN from the public (evolutionvscreation) Have natural history museums become irrelevant? How did their displays become so outdated and archaic that they are now misleading the public? Have museum curators consciously withheld certain fossils from their public displays, fossils that place the theory of evolution in jeopardy? And WHY would they do that? Here’s a longer interview with Dr. Carl Werner about his astounding discovery.

Dinosaurs and Dragons  (creationmuseum) What if dinosaurs didn’t live more than 65 million years ago, and dragons weren’t just fiery fictional creatures found only in fairy tales? Get ready to challenge your preconceptions, and learn what the Bible has to teach us about the existence of dinosaurs and dragons; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

How to build or sculpt a dinosaur for a museum display  (answersingenesis) a fun look behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art Creation Museum designed to bring the Bible to life and restore the authority of God’s Word.

Sea Monsters – more than a legend?  (creation.com) Reports of unknown monsters of the deep have been a part of sea lore for hundreds of years, but very little attention has been paid to such tales until recent years. With more and improved scientific methods of investigation, there is growing evidence that they are more than just a product of early sailors’ imaginations… The puzzle is solved, however, when the millions of years are seen as fiction, and the fossils are seen largely as the result of the global Flood described in the Bible. Although many creatures have become extinct in the thousands of years since the Flood, it is far less surprising for creationists than evolutionists when some of them, known only from the fossil record, turn up alive and well.

Dinosaur – Q&Aaskjohnmackay.com;  creationresearch.net  (recommended by Ken Ham and a former colleague of his from Australia) Enjoy this laid-back Aussie’s fun, no-nonsense style and ask any tricky dinosaur question you want. Maybe your child has a dinosaur question they would like answers for? Topics already answered include:  Were dinosaurs on Noah’s ark? If so, what happened to them? What happens to bones when an animals dies? Dinosaurs became birds? How could Noah have fitted huge dinosaurs on the Ark? Carbon dating of dinosaur bones? Dinosaurs and the Bible? Fire-breathing dragons? Dinosaur soft tissue – no big deal, right?

Would the real leviathan stand up  (creation.com) The most promising candidate is Sarcosuchus, a monstrous ‘armour-plated’ crocodile. Sarcosuchus had an unusual bulbous cavity at the end of its snout that could have been used for mixing fire-generating chemicals. Other creatures still alive today (same designer) can do this too, e.g. the Bombardier Beetle.

List of Dinosaur names  (Christiananswers) alphabetical order

How many different dinosaurs were there?  (icr.org) Children are indoctrinated by secular sources to believe that there were hundreds of different kinds of dinosaurs that lived during ‘the dinosaur age’ millions of years ago. Thus, they are led to believe that evolution is true and the Biblical account of creation wrong. However, one begins to lose faith in this type of ‘science’ when a careful investigation is made. Find out about just ten out of them, but it may surprise (and shock) you.

Dinosaur fossils – evidence for the great Flood?  (Christiananswers) information for kids; thousands of dinosaur bones can be found where they were washed together by violent flood waters and buried under mud, sand and rock. Many of the animals were torn apart and their bones broken and jumbled-up. The muds and sands hardened like concrete to form the great layers of fossil rocks we find today… Animals and plants will fossilize only if they are buried quickly and deeply, before predators, decay and weather destroy them.

Dinosaurs, Dragons and the Gospel  (Christiananswers)  Dinosaurs fit in perfectly with the Bible’s record of history

Dinosaurs and the Bible  (Christiananswers) Resources for teaching kids about creation using dinosaurs

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DID YOU KNOW:  The largest sauropod dinosaurs may have been up to 190 feet (58 meters) long and as high as 30 feet 4 inches (9.25 metres). However, many dinosaurs were quite small, like Xixianykus, which was only about 20 inches (50 cm) long. Biblical scientists estimate there were probably only about 50-55 different dinosaur KINDS (55×2 = 110 dinosaurs) on the Ark, with the average size roughly that of a cow.

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THINK SPOT:  When dinosaur fossils are discovered, they are found jumbled up with ALL KINDS of modern birds, plants, and other animals, that look just like those we see around us today. This is precisely what we would expect to see from a global disaster like Noah’s Flood. However, museums do not display these fossils, but hide this information from the public. The big question is WHY? Dr Carl Werner investigated this puzzle: video or text. You will be stunned at what he found. And although ‘millions of years’ rolls off the tongue so easily, bones don’t come with tags either… do they?

Fossils are not discovered with a tag saying 'millions of years'

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DINOSAUR ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur teens boarding Noah’s Ark – colouring  (answersingenesis; pdf) love this one, or view from this main pageI will trust in You – colouring dinosaurs boarding Noah’s Ark with the other animals and Bible verse from Psalm 31:14 – But as for me, I will trust in You, O Lord. I say, You are my God;  Adam patting dinosaur – creation colouringWhere’s Mrs Adam – colouring Adam shrugging his shoulders, while the dinosaurs and the other animals are in love;  Where’s Mrs Adam – colouring Adam shrugging his shoulders, while dinosaurs show big grins;  Adam names the animals – colouring with a dinosaur looking over his shoulder as all the animals receive their name tags;  Dinosaurs leaving Noah’s Ark – colouring with the other animals;  Dinosaurs and other animals leaving Ark with knapsacks over their shoulders – colouringDinosaur – colour by numberStained glass Dragon – colouring; along with a Stained glass Knight; and Stained glass Castle just for fun;  more; free printable

Dinosaur – colouring  (max7) Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble – trace over the 4 dinosaurs dotted outlines in this scene, then colour. I was excited to see this one is also available in Swahili for our Agatha; free printable

The Great Dinosaur Mystery – colouring  (Christiananswers) The one place kids should hear about dinosaurs is in church; use kids’ natural fascination for dinosaurs to turn them toward our Creator; creation and the Bible – and explain how dinosaurs fit into it all; Dinosaur coming out of an open Bible into the Garden of Eden – fun colouring; God made me too – colouring dinosaur holding a sign; Dinosaur – colouring comparing the size of Behemoth, a dinosaur in the Bible, to an elephant; Dinosaur T.rex – colouring ferocious or friendly?; Dinosaur eggs – colouring   baby dinosaur hatching;  Dinosaurs two by two – colouring; Dinosaur (Triceratops) – colouring; God made the world – colouring an Earth globe with a ‘made by God’ tag; Were you there? – colouring a student respectfully asks his teacher teaching millions of years; and more; free printable

Dinosaur – colouring  (discovercreation) 4 colouring pages to choose from, including a fun one of kids riding on the back of a dinosaur; free printable

My Pet Dinosaur – colouring  (frecklebox) add your child’s name; free printable

Dinosaur – colouring (prek-8) six to choose from for younger children; free printable

Dinosaur colouring pages (coloringcafe) – Pterodactyl; Triceratops; Apatosaurus; Stegosaurus; Diplodocus; Tyrannosaurus-rex; AllosaurusBrachiosaurus; Baby Dinosaur; Spinosaurus; Velociraptor  free printable

Dinosaur – colouring  (lelloandmonkey; pdf) This is one mean and grumpy looking dinosaur with huge teeth and bushy eyebrows; free printable

Dinosaur – colouring  (duckduckgo)

Jazz up your colouring pages – combine or shrink your colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a title, a border, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial. Or you are welcome to download this FREE Dinosaur – colouring page frame that I made for my own kids. Note: I often found dinosaur colouring pages generally lack other animals, people or ‘normal’ plants and flowers in them, so I added them in. Think Garden of Eden + dinosaurs. And this agrees with the true fossil record, as discovered by Dr. Carl Werner (scroll up).

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DINOSAUR ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Triceratops-shaped maze  (answersingenesis);  Dinosaur – fun puzzle worksheets (scroll down to Lesson 2, 6, 24 and 25) in colour; What about dinosaurs? T.rex teeth – what’s on the menu? Where did they go? Which animals are the oldest? Circle the animals not on the Ark;  Dinosaur – word find 20 words naming different types of dinosaurs;  Dragon – secret code decipher the code using a Bible verse, then draw a dragon of the deep;  Dinosaur word find 20 dinosaur and Bible words; Dinosaur match – puzzle match the dinosaur features to the names;  Dinosaur match – puzzle match the dinosaur to the silhouette;  Dinosaur – dot to dot  numbers 1 to 28;  Dinosaur – word block find the four words ‘dinosaur’;  Fossil – worksheet; from a Biblical perspective; free printable

Dinosaur – trace over  (max7) Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble – trace over the 4 dinosaurs dotted outlines in this scene, then colour. I was excited to see this one is also available in Swahili for our Agatha; free printable

Dinosaur – multiple choice quiz  (Christiananswers) 10 questions from a Biblical perspective; press CTRL+P to print or save as pdf; more dinosaur fun facts, games, puzzles, information and resources for kids  free printable

Put the dinosaur bones back together  (pbskids) just like a real paleontologist; easy 5-piece puzzle to cut out and assemble; free printable

Dinosaur-shaped maze  (printactivities); Stegosaurus-shaped maze  free printable

Dinosaur-shaped word search  (tlsbooks; pdf) find the 10 dinosaur names and 3 bonus words; free printable

Design your own dinosaur puzzle specifically suited for your child with this easy tutorial; you could use the free article for kids – Dinosaurs and the Bible – as the basis for your questions

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DINOSAUR ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur – thaumatrope  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) an optical illusion, spinning paper toy that shows a cute little dinosaur / dragon with a puff of smoke saying, ‘God made me, too’; free printable

FREE Dinosaur Mini Thaumatrope for kids

Dinosaur triceratops – mask  (pdf) to colour; free printable

Happy Dinosaur – mask  (pdf) to colour; for younger children; free printable

Stegosaurus – 3D standing craft  (digitprop; scroll down) This cute little dinosaur comes in blue or green. It can be used as a calendar, address book or it has blank cards so you can use it for whatever you want; fabulous idea for Bible verse wallet cards; just write your Bible verses on to the blank cards and pop them in to this holder or mix ‘n match with the calendar and address book; free printable

A gentleman dinosaur – 3D standing craft  (digitprop) complete with black top hat to make; free printable

Fire-Breathing Dinosaur/Dragon – card to make (madebyjoel) with movable tongue; Dinosaurs at the Museum – 3D standing craft  to make and colour; free printable

Dinosaur – pop up card to make (theinspiredapple) this easy craft looks so cool; the dinosaur’s mouth opens up to reveal your note inside, or use it as a writing template or story prompt; free printable (for members)

Dinosaur – handprint craft (redtedart) get messy and send your child a dinosaur from your own handprint, or get everyone in your family to do one and send a whole dino family of different sizes to your child; adapt for paper only; this would also be a quick card idea

Make a cool dinosaur tail and dinosaur feet for your child to dress up; adapt for paper only for your sponsored child

Dinosaur – paper hat  (cuttingtinybites) another cool dress-up idea made from green construction paper just using strips and triangles; decorate for some additional flair

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Dinosaur – classroom decorating ideas

Dinosaur – finger puppets  (enchantedlearning; scroll down) with your fingers as the legs – Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-rex; Brachiosaurus; free printable

Rainbow Dinosaur – craft  this looks like a fun idea, and the size could easily be adapted for your sponsored child

Dinosaur – mobile  (luulla) cut out as many dinosaur templates, stencils or pictures as you want to make a cool dinosaur mobile like this (or this one is available for purchase)

DIY Dinosaur Dig – This is a fun activity to do with dinosaur templates, stencils, or pictures. Cut up templates like a jigsaw puzzle; put sand or dirt into a box and bury your ‘dinosaurs’, then students act as palaeontologists and CAREFULLY dig for ‘dinosaurs’, so as not to hurt the ‘fossils’. To look authentic, they will need something like a little shovel, sifter and paint brush to delicately brush away the dirt from their archaeological treasures. What is it like to dig for dinosaur bones?

Dinosaur – photo collage (krokrotak) adapt your paper size to A4 and add your child’s and family’s photos for some cool dinosaur family photo ideas; Dinosaurs in Love – easy pop-up card to make and here’s another Dinosaur – easy 3D standing craft to make  print on coloured paper, cut and fold; free printable

Dinosaur – printables and crafts  (activityvillage) members only; including a cute dragon mask and dragon bookmark (adapt for paper), door-hanger, handprint dinosaurs, cute dinosaur finger puppets, jokes, worksheets, dinosaur reward chart, dinosaur stationery and even dinosaur feet – print extra so your child can have dinosaur races with their friends.  :)

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DINOSAUR ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur – learn to draw by trace over  (max7) with Bible verse from Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble – trace over the 4 dinosaurs dotted outlines in this scene, then colour; also available in Swahili; free printable

Dinosaur – learn to draw  (answersingenesis) using basic shapes from a template; free printable

Dinosaur – learn to draw  (howstuffworks; scroll down) 20 different dinosaurs to choose from

Dinosaur – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons; scroll down) 9 different dinosaur cartoons with varying degrees of difficulty

Fire-Breathing Dragon – learn to draw (activityvillage) cute; members only

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DINOSAUR ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur – FREE paper gifts  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster/verse card, bookmark; bookmark corners, wallet cards; frame for colouring pages, door hanger, notepaper, mini-envelopes, and more with Bible verse from Exodus 20:11; to go with the Dinosaurs and the Bible ~ article for kids giving glory to God as Creator; also available in French; free printable

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Dinosaur – poster for kids  (answersingenesis) Biblical perspective; free printable

Dinosaur – DIY blank wallet cards (nametagjungle) blank name tags with dinosaur clip art and simple oval borders in 6 different colors; perfect to add some favourite Bible verses and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable

Dinosaur – gift tags  (familyshoppingbag) colourful purple, mauve and yellow dinosaurs on a white background in lime green and pink frames; free printable

Dinosaur – flash cards  (creation.com) for purchase – small cost

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DINOSAUR IMAGES ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur – wallpaper images  (answersingenesis) 3 images; free printable

Dinosaur – clip art for younger children  (duckduckgo)

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DINOSAURS + HUMANS? = YES!

Dinosaur didn’t die out 65 millions years ago  (viral video documentary) featuring well known PhD scientists who take the Bible seriously – from creation.com, Answers in Genesis and icr.org – discussing multiple dinosaur sightings from all over the world; and as Dr Wieland states (at the 13:54 mark) ‘if you only had one or two stories that sounded a bit similar to dinosaurs, you could see it as just a coincidence, but when you have this universal theme right across the globe, many different continents, many different cultures and over a vast span of human history then there’s probably going to have to be some universal core truth there.’

Dinosaurs and humans  (creation.com)

Dinosaurs and humans  (icr.org)

Dinosaurs and humans (answersingenesis)

Genesis Park   A showcase of evidence that dinosaurs and man were created together and have co-existed throughout history.

Forbidden history – Dinosaurs and the Bible  Dragon history is nearly universal throughout ancient cultures of the world. Where did it come from? How did different people, separated by continents, describe, record, draw, etch, sew and carve these creatures with such uniformity, if they were not eyewitnesses? And why is this history forbidden?

Some ancient Norwegian Viking vessels have fire-breathing dragons carved on them. Could they have seen Leviathan as described in Job 41:18-20 with sparks, smoke, and flashes of fire coming from the mouth and nose?

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DINOSAURS + ALIVE TODAY? = YOU DECIDE…!

Dinosaurs hidden in the swamps of Africa?  (creation.com) Over the past 100 years, there have been many reports of sightings in a remote area of central Africa of a swamp-dwelling animal known to local villagers as ‘mokele-mbembe’—the ‘blocker-of-rivers’.

Dinosaurs alive in PNG?  (creation.com) villagers travelling in a canoe reported seeing a ‘dinosaur-like reptile’ wading in shallow water

Live plesiosaurs?  (creation.com) “Of all plesiosaur-like creatures washed up on shores around the world, basking sharks account for over 90%… There is evidence, however, for live plesiosaurs in recent times… It would not surprise me at all if a live plesiosaur was found today.”

Other modern ‘dinosaurs’ rediscovered  (creation.com) Coelacanth (an extinct fish) and the Wollemi Pine (an extinct tree) – so why not other ‘dinosaurs’?pleiosaur

Cryptozoological (Hidden Animals) evidence  (genesispark) possible great reptiles still surviving today; each location has been personally visited and multiple credible reports verified

  • Plesiosaurs (great swimming reptiles) – Lake Champlain, Loch Ness, Santa Cruz, Lake Okanagan
  • Pterosaurs (flying reptiles) – Africa, PNG
  • Sauropod – Africa, Amazon
  • Ceratopsians (frilled dinosaurs) – Africa

Forbidden History  Is there evidence that dinosaurs and man have existed together? Are there still living dinosaurs? Have you been told that the dinosaurs died off “millions” of years ago? Is evidence of dinosaurs existing with man being suppressed because it proves false prevailing scientific theories about the age of the earth and the origin of man and animals?

Whilst researching this topic, I was fascinated and surprised to find so many stories and links, including one saying eyewitness ‘sightings of pterodactyls in Mexico are so frequent that creationist and missionary John Pendleton is setting up a trap’. I decided to personally track down and write to Mr Pendleton and he very kindly replied and confirmed this information: ‘Sorry, I don’t have a photo YET! I have talked to lots of people who have seen it. One lady was almost carried off in December 2006. I want to trap the thing live.’ See Dinosaurs and the Bible (video presentation) At the 13:40 mark in this video, Mr Pendleton talks about a flying dinosaur in PNG that carried a near-dead tribal man off, then dropped him back on the ground when it realised he was still (barely) alive. Apparently, they are known to be scavengers, often raiding new, shallow graves. In another video link he gave me, he further describes how he is hoping to trap and tranquillize a live flying pterosaur where he lives in Zacatecas, Mexico and put a radio-transmitter on it, in order to find the whole family. Pterosaurs are at least the size of a hang-glider. He describes how the lady who was almost carried off in December 2006 was wiring a gate door shut, heard flapping wings, crouched down & managed to elude capture. He also refers to sightings of swimming reptiles in 50 lakes across the world (and has spoken to a ‘Nessie’ eyewitness himself); plus there have been reported sightings of pterosaurs in PNG, Australia, New Mexico, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Africa. More videos from John Pendleton

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Nessie’s official web site   the official Loch Ness site with information and photographs of possible sightings.

NOTE:  I have mainly restricted the majority of my links to Biblical organisations that I know and trust who have Ph.D. scientists on staff (like creation.com / icr.org / answersingenesis.org). If you are interested in further information on this fascinating topic, I found a virtual rabbit warren of links, books and web sites by cryptozoologists (who study ‘hidden animals’) investigating live pterosaur sightings reported from all over the world. Could modern, living and nocturnal Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs (called ropens) with intrinsic bioluminescence account for some strange sighting of lights? It is claimed that the ropen’s defining characteristic is the glow it emits from its stomach and tail. Many eyewitnesses have claimed to see this glow at night. A simple search will bring up hours of fun!  :)

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DINOSAUR – BOOKS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

Challenging Dr EV Lution – Dinosaur story for kids  (creation.com) Thirteen-year-old David Avila and the Creation Science Club, along with a mysterious secret friend, search back through recorded history, look into science’s most recent fossil finds and go on a dangerous treasure hunt in Argentina to collect real-life scientific evidence that refutes evolution and upholds the truth of the Word of God. Here is a peek at chapter 1. The rest of the book is available for purchase.

Dragons of the Deep – illustrated book (creation.com) Ocean Monsters past and present, by Dr Carl Wieland. Mighty predators like Liopleurodon, and the lesser-known sea serpent Styxosaurus probably inspired tales of sea dragons before they became extinct; the whale-wrestling colossal squid was thought to be mythical until its recent live discovery. Fantastic creatures and fascinating facts impart a thoroughly Biblical worldview. The book is for purchase; or you may like to cut up the book or print off the free printable 3 page sample for your child.

Dinosaur – Challenges and Mysteries – book  (creation.com) for purchase by scientist Michael Oard; Biblical perspective; uncover new and mysterious dinosaur evidence being discovered around the world, including tracks, nests, eggs and bones. Let a dinosaur expert show you how the Genesis Flood explains the discoveries—and the mysteries. Beautifully presented in full colour with amazing pictures and drawings.

Dinosaurs and Dragons comic book  (creation.com) No human ever saw a living dinosaur… or did they? All over the world, there are many stories about dragons. Discover the facts of history as you find out about these amazing animals and how they connect to the Bible; for purchase – small cost

More Dinosaur items  (creation.com) for purchase

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DINOSAUR CREATIVE IDEAS – MAKE YOUR OWN:

Add a favourite Bible verse to a Dinosaur image and make your own:
Bible Poster or Verse Card
Bible Bookmark – add your child’s name
Bible Note Cards / Notepaper  use the same tutorial; just space out your initial rectangles
Bible Wallet Cards
Bible Stickers
Board Game
Stationery
Don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like dinosaur stickers for your homeschool or Sunday school students. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.

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DINOSAUR ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Dinosaur – FREE stationery for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, note cards, notepaper and mini envelopes with Bible verse from Exodus 20:11; also available in French; free printable

Dinosaur Free Printable Stationery for Kids A4 FRENCH Dinosaur free printable mini envelopes + note cards A4

Dinosaur – stationery  (pageborders.org) plain blue squiggly border with cute green dinosaur, mountain and tropical foliage at bottom of page; free version is fine

Dinosaur – stationery  (carlscorner; scroll down) a dinosaur standing as tall as the page and leaning over the top of page to munch on a tree; free printable

Flying pterosaur – stationery  (printstationery) white lined paper with colourful pterosaur topper; free printable

Dinosaur – lined stationery  (mintprintables) happy cartoon dinosaur clip art on white background; free printable

Dinosaur stationery – blank or lined  (sophia-designs) with words ‘You’re dino-mite’ and clip art of a light green and beige dinosaur holding a heart; free printable

Dinosaur and tropical plants – stationery  (pageborders.net) free printable

Dinosaur – stationery  (printabletreats) soft mauve and green dinosaurs against a white background; free printable

Fire breathing purple dragon, wrapped around a tower – stationery (activityvillage); Fire breathing dragon – stationery blank, lined or handwriting; members only

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ADDITIONAL DINOSAUR FUN FOR YOUR OWN FAMILY

Dinosaur didn’t die 65 millions years ago  (video documentary) featuring well known PhD scientists who take the Bible seriously – from creation.com, Answers in Genesis and icr.org – discussing multiple dinosaur sightings from all over the world; and as Dr Wieland states (at the 13:54 mark) ‘if you only had one or two stories that sounded a bit similar to dinosaurs, you could see it as just a coincidence, but when you have this universal theme right across the globe, many different continents, many different cultures and over a vast span of human history then there’s probably going to have to be some universal core truth there.’

Dinosaurs, Genesis and the Gospel  4 fun videos for kids

Hundreds of modern animal fossils found with dinosaurs (but hidden from the public) short video  (3 minutes)

Dino – very cute ideas for a girl party

Dinosaur – party invites (pdf) and matching thank you notes (pdf); print for a special dinosaur occasion; free printable

World class dinosaur fossil – Creation Museum (answersingenesis) Take your family to see the Creation Museum – kids aged 4 and under are free – so they can learn the truth about life, dinosaurs and the universe from a Biblical perspective; and make sure you send your sponsored child the photos to build their faith, too. Here’s a sneak peek of what you will see.

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RELATED LINKS

Noah’s Ark

Ark Encounter_Noah's Ark Kentucky USA

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Ebenezer – $1.5 million dollar dinosaur
Ebenezer – a creationists’ best friend  (answersingenesis)
What is it like to dig for dinosaur bones?  (icr.org)

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And when you are writing to your sponsored child about these incredible creatures, don’t forget to tell them about their magnificent Creator…

Tell them about Jesus!

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16 thoughts on “Dinosaur ~ Links

    • I know, me too. It was a ton of work, but so much fun! :)

      Plus the whole dinosaur on the ark thing / what happened to the dinosaurs is a very common faith question. I like to hit potential problems head on with my kids, before they might become a problem and damage their faith. There ARE reasonable answers for EVERYTHING… even if we don’t know them yet.

      Thanks for leaving a comment, Susan.

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