Dragon Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Dragon themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Dragon Arts and Crafts

Popcorn Dragon
Read the story of The Popcorn Dragon. Have the children make popcorn. Let them eat some and have them glue some on a dragon outline.

My Own Dragon
Provide each child with a dragon outline. Have them color it, and make up a short story about the adventures of their dragon. You can even write the stories down, and collect them all into one big storybook.


Dragon Games and Activities

Read the story of The Paper Bag Princess. Have the children make a dragon puppet from a paper bag.

Read the story Puff the Magic Dragon, watch the video, sing the song. This is always a great favorite of children.

Talk about and look at Chinese dragons. Chinese dragons are symbols of luck, prosperity and protection. You could make a Chinese dragon in your childcare by using a paper mache head and a decorated sheet. A really fun project that could get all the children involved.

Older children might enjoy the movie “Dragonheart.”

Provide several pictures of dragons for inspiration and have children draw their own dragons.

“Dragon Tales” on PBS is a very good show for the younger set. Tape several episodes, and show them to the children, discuss the problems solved in each episode.


Dragon Recipes and Snacks

Dragon Breath Snack
Provide a mild salsa and chips to the children.
Encourage them to breathe “dragon fire” if the salsa feels warm in their mouth.
Make sure to provide plenty of water, milk and/or juice!

IMPORTANT: Make sure to use a mild salsa!
Unless they enjoy the hotter variety.


Dragon Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

The Laughing Dragon
(the book is by Kenneth Mahood) Story takes place in Japan.

As the Emperor was about to eat his morning egg, out jumped a little smiling dragon. The Emperor names him Hojo and he becomes the Imperial Pet. He makes himself very useful by cooking food, heating the palace, etc. However, every time Hojo laughed, out came flames.

The Imperial Physician tried everything to put out Hojo’s fire. One day, the Palace caught on fire and Hojo was sent to a small island.

On this island there lived a turtle, George. Hojo and George became good friends. Because of the warmth of Hojo’s fire, the island became a beautiful place where all the birds from Japan migrated to. They told Hojo how Japan was having the worst winter ever.
George tries to teach Hojo to hold his breath … inflating like a balloon, Hojo floats towards Japan. They reach Japan where Hojo rescues everyone.




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