Word search puzzles are always fun. Check out this dinosaur word search puzzle with the names of thirty different dinosaurs.
This puzzle is available for download as a PDF file, or you can click the image above for the full-sized puzzle. If you need a little help finding a particular dinosaur, take a peek at a solved version. If you need a lot of help or prefer offline help, a PDF of the solved puzzle is available.
Dinosaurs found in this puzzle
Allosaurus – One of the most common Jurassic predators.
Ankylosaurus – Heavily armored Cretaceous dinosaur.
Apatosaurus – Dinosaur formerly known as Brontosaurus.
Archaeopteryx – Ancient, flying reptile about the size of a pigeon.
Brachiosaurus – A long-necked, gigantic plant-eater.
Compsognathus – Like a vicious chicken.
Deinonychus – One of the most fearsome Cretaceous raptors.
Brontomerus – Greek name means “thunder thighs.”
Dilophosaurus – Dinosaur with a distinctive bony crest on its head.
Echinodon – An ornithopod that had a set of canines.
Gigantoraptor – Huge oviraptor that weighed in excess of two tons.
Hadrosaurus – New Jersey’s official state dinosaur.
Iguanodon – The second named dinosaur.
Isanosaurus – One of the first sauropods to walk the earth.
Jinfengopteryx – Feathered dinosaur once considered a true bird.
Kol – Contender for “shortest dinosaur name.”
Liliensternus – One of the largest Triassic carnivores.
Mei – One of the current record-holders for “shortest dinosaur name.”
Megalosaurus – The first dinosaur discovered and named.
Nomingia – Small dinosaur with a tail like a peacock.
Spinosaurus – Dinosaur with a sail-like fin on its back.
Stegosaurus – The small-brained, spike-tailed plant eater.
Tianchisaurus – This dinosaur’s species name honors Jurassic Park.
Triceratops – The famous three-horned plant-eater.
Troodon – Possibly the smartest dinosaur that ever lived.
Tsintaosaurus – The “Unicorn Dinosaur.”
Tyrannosaurus Rex – The king of the dinosaurs.
Utahraptor – Probably the largest raptor.
Velociraptor – A small, vicious dinosaur.
Xenoceratops – Dinosaur with a name meaning “alien horned face”.