Dinosaur Word Search - Print or Solve Online

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This free Dinosaur Word Search is a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve it online or print it out. The online version is replayable. The letters rescramble when you restart.

This game is part of the free online brain games and word searches puzzles collections.

To begin, click the Open the Word Search button. This opens the puzzle in a pop-up window.

Quick Tip: To increase the size of the letters in the grid, click the +A button.

Dinosaur Word Search Instructions

For many more free word searches you can print out on paper, see my word search printables page.

Instructions: Find and circle the words from the list. Words may be forward, backward, vertical, or diagonal within the puzzle.

The words you need to find are listed on the right side of the puzzle. When you find a word in the puzzle, drag the word with the mouse to circle it.

Find all the words in the letter grid before your points fall to zero. If you give up searching for a word, click the Solve button next to the word. This circles the word in the grid for you.

Note: Some of the instructions below are for the old Adobe Flash version of the game.

HOW TO PLAY.  Look through the Dinosaur Word Search puzzle for the words listed on the right side of the puzzle. Words can be forward, backward, or at an angle.

To cross out and complete a word, drag over the letters of the word with the mouse. A line appears through the word, and a checkmark appears to the left of the word in the word list.

ZOOM IN. If the Dinosaur Word Search puzzle seems too small on your screen, click the +A button at the top of the puzzle window to zoom in. You can zoom back out by clicking the -A button.

TIMER. If you are a competitive person, try resolving the puzzle and beating your previous time. The count-up timer in the upper-left corner of the puzzle keeps track of how long you've been working on the word search.

POINTS. You can also compete against yourself or a friend for points. When you open the word search game, you're given a starting score of 1,000 points.

Every 10 seconds, you lose 2 points. For every word you identifiy correctly, you gain 10 points.

SOLVE BUTTON. If you give up trying to find a particular word in the puzzle, you have the option to click the Solve button to the right of the word. Clicking this button marks out the word in the puzzle. However, you lose 10 points each time you use this button.

REPLAY. The online version of this word search can be re-solved over and over. Each time you open it, the letters on the puzzle grid are scrambled automatically.

More About the Words in This Puzzle

Nearly everyone is fascinated by dinosaurs. Here are some interesting random details about the words in this Dinosaur Word Search puzzle.

dinosaur word search list
Dinosaur Word List
  • BIPED - Some dinosaur species were bipedal, meaning they walked on two legs.

  • EXCAVATE - Paleontologists excavate, or carefully remove, the soil when searching for dinosaur remains.

  • FOSSIL - Dinosaur fossils are naturally preserved remains formed when the original bone was replaced over time by minerals that retained the bone's shape.

  • GEOLOGY - Identifying the geological time period that rocks were formed is critically important when deciding where to search for dinosaurs.

  • IGUANODON - The Iguanodon was a large, common herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous periods, 160 million to 100 million years ago, across Europe, North Africa, North America, Australia, and Asia.

  • JURASSIC - The Jurassic period, 200 million to 145 million years ago, was warm and wet. Many species of dinosaurs emerged during this time.

  • METEOR - An asteroid that entered the Earth's atmosphere, becoming a meteor that crashed into the Yucatan Peninsula, is the leading theory to explain the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

  • MUSEUM - A few of the museums that contain famous collections of dinosaur skeletons include the Museum für Naturkunde (Berlin), the Field Museum (Chicago), and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science (Brussels).

  • PREDATOR - Spinosaurus was the biggest of all the predatory carnivorous dinosaurs, even larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus.

  • PREY - The Triceratops was one species of prey hunted by T. Rex.

  • T REX - Tyrannosaurus rex, or T. rex for short, was one of the largest predatory dinosaurs that every existed.

  • TRICERATOPS - Triceratops was the largest of the horned dinosaurs.

  • VELOCIRAPTOR - With a name that means "swift seizer" in Latin, the Velociraptor lived 70-75 million years ago.

I enjoy solving word search puzzles. I hope you had fun with this Dinosaur Word Search.

Word searches train visual perception and concentration. Solve puzzles like this often to give your brain a boost!

Published: 04/10/2020
Last Updated: 01/12/2023

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