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16 Dinosaur Egg Facts for Kids

  1. Dinosaur eggs were laid by female dinosaurs and contain a developing dinosaur embryo.
  2. Dinosaur eggs vary in shape, size, color and texture.
  3. Researchers have discovered that some dinosaur eggs were a blush-green color.
  4. The first fossilized dinosaur egg was discovered in 1859 by French amateur naturalist Jean-Jacques Poech in France.
  5. Paleontologists have found thousands of fossilized dinosaur eggs and fragments since the first discovery in 1859.
  6. Dinosaur eggs are classified into one of three main categories and they are ornithoid prismatic and spherulitic.
  7. Dinosaur eggs and eggshell fragments need three important components to be considered a fossilized egg.
  8. The three components for identifying a dinosaur eggshell fragment are a uniform thickness, a slight curve and have tiny pores covering the surface.
  9. Dinosaur eggs with embryos are rare but have been discovered for several different species.
  10. Species of dinosaurs found in fossilized eggs with embryos include the Maiasaura, Lourinhanosaurus and Lufengosaurus.

  11. In 1913, the first dinosaur eggshells were discovered in North America while prospecting the Blackfoot Reservation.
  12. In 1923, the first dinosaur eggs were discovered in Asia during the Central Asiatic Expedition.
  13. Paleontologists believe female dinosaurs laid multiple eggs at the same time, between 3 and 20 eggs.
  14. Many dinosaur eggs never got a chance to hatch as predators would be out on the hunt for fresh eggs.
  15. The oldest dinosaurs to date to be discovered came from dinosaurs in the genus Massospondylus. These fossilized eggs are from the Early Jurassic Period, which was around 190 million years ago.
  16. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest collection of fossilized dinosaur eggs has 10,008 individual samples. This record was set on November 10th, 2004 by the Heyuan Museum in China.

Pictures of Dinosaur Eggs

A picture of an embyro inside a fossilized dinosaur egg.Credit: Ghetty Images

A picture of multiple dinosaur eggs found in Arizona. Credit: Ghetty Images

A close-up picture of dinosaur eggs found in France.Credit: Ghetty Images

A close-up picture of a dinosaur egg found in France.Credit: Ghetty Images

A close-up picture of a fossilized dinosaur egg.Credit: Ghetty Images

A close-up picture of multiple petrified dinosaur eggs.Credit: Ghetty Images

Additional Resources on Dinosaur Eggs

  • Dinosaur Eggs – Learn more about dinosaur eggs on the American Museum of Natural History website.
  • The First Dinosaur Eggs Were Soft – Discover more about the texture and composition of dinosaur eggs on the UK Natural History Museum website.
  • Dinosaur Egg – Wikipedia – Explore the Wikipedia website to learn more about dinosaur eggs.

You Can Get Dinosaur Egg Easter Eggs That Are Worth Roaring Over

ByShannon Carino Updated on

Dinosaur eggs as Easter eggs? These dinosaur Easter eggs are the ultimate dinosaur egg toy because they can take your regular Easter egg hunt to a whole new level.  

Dinosaur eggs as Easter eggs also help in situations where candy or other egg stuffing ideas can raise allergy or food sensitivity concerns.

Look what hatches out of your Dinosaur Egg Easter Eggs!

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Dinosaur Egg Easter Eggs

These adorable dinosaur eggs are the perfect solution!  Psst…these go in/out of stock pretty frequently, so consider these alternatives if that happens to be the case:

  • iGeeKid 60 Pack Easter Dinosaur Eggs Hatching Dino Egg Grow in Water Crack in Assorted Colors
  • Amenon 24 pieces Easter Eggs Dinosaur Eggs that Hatch in Water

Each crackled, speckled egg looks like a dinosaur egg and comes pre-stuffed with a miniature dinosaur figurine.  Everyone at your Easter egg hunt will be looking for these dinosaur eggs at the egg hunt.

Dinosaur eggs hatch into baby dinosaurs!

Dinosaur Egg Toys for Kids

Each 12-pack of eggs comes with 3 different egg colors, 4 of each kind, with the eggs stuffed with one of 5 types of 2-inch miniature dinosaurs.

The eggs are approximately 3.5 inches tall and open and shut easily, so perfect for playing with again and again.

Unlike candy, these plastic egg fillers will be part of a kids toy collection for years!

This is BIG dinosaur fun!

Do you have dinosaur loving kids?  

These dinosaur eggs don’t just have to be for Easter.  

Besides egg hunts, they are ideal for party favors for a dinosaur birthday party or for dinosaur science project displays.

Plastic Dinosaur Easter Eggs with Dinosaur Skeletons Inside

Besides the eggs with the dinosaur figurines, you can also get a 12-pack of Dinosaur Eggs with 3D Puzzle Dinosaur Skeletons, so you can mix and match your dinos.  If these dino egg toys happen to be out of stock, check out these alternatives:

  • While not a traditional Easter egg, these MindWare Dig It Up contain dinosaur skeletons inside the dinosaur egg toy
  • The HiWi Glow in the Dark 12 Mystery Excavation Adventure Dinosaur Eggs Kit is science and STEM fun
  • The Little Chubby One Kids Velvet Play Sand Dino Egg Toy Set has sand and surprise dinosaurs

These puzzle dinosaur eggs include the dinosaur skeleton pieces and assembly instructions so your kids can build their own dinosaurs too.

Oh look at the super cute dino skeletons inside the Easter eggs!

Plastic Filled Easter Dinosaur Eggs

When we first wrote this article, there were just a few examples of these super cute plastic filled Easter egg Dinosaur eggs.  The good news is there are a bunch of options now! 

Here are a few more filled plastic dinosaur eggs for Easter we love that are all still in stock:

  • 48 pack of Easter eggs prefilled with mini dinosaur toys
  • 25 piece building block dinosaur toys prefilled Easter eggs
  • Easter dinosaur eggs toys for kids – these clear eggs have dinosaurs inside
  • Modolo 4 pack large deformable dinosaur Easter eggs with toys inside
  • Dig a dozen dino eggs dig kit great for Easter egg hunts

As if that wasn’t enough dinosaur egg fun, we found these adorable hatching dinosaurs…like they actually hatch!

Oh sweet dino baby!

More Easter Egg Fun from Kids Activities Blog

  • Ways to use plastic Easter eggs
  • Easter egg designs that even kids can make
  • Use plastic Easter eggs to make a preschool matching game
  • Make paper Easter eggs
  • Super smart pre-filled Easter egg idea
  • Dying Easter eggs with kids…really easy ideas!
  • Dye Easter eggs using silk ties
  • Yes, you can really send Easter eggs in mail!
  • Easter egg activities for kids
  • Check out the amazing…Eggmazing!
  • Easy Easter egg craft for kids
  • Easter egg coloring pages for kids!

Will your kids love the Easter egg dinosaur eggs?

Shannon Carino

Meet Shannon.  She writes at Bento Lunch about healthy, creative ways to feed children with a focus on balance and presentation.  Stay connected with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Carefully place a small plastic or rubber toy into the prepared egg shell: dinosaur, bird, snake, lizard, turtle, crocodile.

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Place the shell in an egg container, plastic rather than cardboard, pour water into it. From boiled water, ice usually turns out to be more transparent, from tap water - not so transparent, almost white.

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