Spelling dinosaur names can be a challenging task for many people. These names are often long and contain many difficult-to-pronounce syllables. Many of these names are derived from ancient Greek or Latin, which makes them even more difficult to spell correctly, unless you happen to be Greek or speak Latin which many of us do not!
we have some tips and advice on how to get better at spelling these dinosaur names, and a free to play hangman game with over 50 dinosaur names to try out!
Why are Dinosaur names difficult to spell?
As well as coming form ancient languages, one of the main reasons why spelling dinosaur names can be difficult is the sheer number of species that have been discovered. There are over 1000 different species of dinosaurs that have been identified so far, each with its own unique name.
Remembering the names of all of these species can be a daunting task, even for experts in the field or the average 7th grader!
Another challenge when it comes to spelling dinosaur names is the complex scientific naming system used to identify different species.
This system involves a combination of Latin and Greek words, as well as other technical terms that are not commonly used in everyday language. sometimes the name can be of a place, or of a person to really throw you off!
This can make it difficult to remember the spelling and pronunciation of these names.
Dinosaur Hangman Game
Welcome to Dinosaur Hangman! In this game, you will try to guess the name of a dinosaur before you run out of attempts.
- The game will select a random dinosaur name from a list of 50, and you will have 8 attempts to guess the name.
- Enter a letter to make a guess.
- If the letter is in the name, it will be revealed.
- If not, one attempt will be lost.
- You win the game if you guess the name correctly, and you lose if you run out of attempts.
- To start a new game, click the “New Game” button.
Attempts left: 8
Tips To Help With Spelling Dinosaur Names
So, what can you do to improve your spelling of dinosaur names? One tip is to break the name down into its component parts.
Many dinosaur names are made up of several smaller words or syllables that can be easier to remember.
Another tip is to use mnemonic devices, such as associating the name with an image or a rhyme.
For example, to remember the name “Triceratops,” you could associate the name with an image of a three-horned face, or use the rhyme “Trike, trike, it’s a Triceratops spike!
Other Fun Dinosaur resources
- On-line Hangman Game with dinosaur names
- Dinosaur coloring printables
- Dinosaur fun worksheets
- Dinosaur Reading materials
- T-Rex Jokes
- Dinosaur jokes
- Dinosaur Limericks
- Dinosaur Haikus
We have a list of 8 tips to help you spell dinosaur names below.
so try these and see if it makes it any easier to spell those tricky dinosaur names.
- Break the name down: Many dinosaur names are composed of smaller words or syllables that can be easier to remember. Try breaking the name down into these smaller parts and practice spelling each part individually.
- Look for patterns: Some dinosaur names follow certain patterns or rules that can make them easier to spell. For example, many species names end in “-saurus.”
- Associate the name with an image: Try associating the name with a mental image to help you remember how it’s spelled. For example, for the name “Stegosaurus,” you could visualize the armored plates on its back.
- Use mnemonics: Mnemonic devices such as rhymes or acronyms can help you remember dinosaur names. For example, you could remember the name “Deinonychus” with the mnemonic “Dino-nick-us.”
- Practice writing the name: Writing the name out by hand can help you remember how it’s spelled. Try writing the name multiple times until it becomes more familiar.
- Listen to how it’s pronounced: Learning how to pronounce the name correctly can also help you remember how it’s spelled. Use online resources or ask an expert in the field for help with pronunciation.
- Use flashcards: Create flashcards with the name of the dinosaur on one side and the correct spelling on the other. Review the flashcards regularly to help commit the spelling to memory.
- Use repetition: Practice spelling the name out loud or writing it down multiple times to help you remember how it’s spelled. The more you repeat the name, the easier it will become to remember.
Dinosaur names can be insanely difficult to spell so we thought trying to inject a little fun into it with a Dinosaur Hangman game could be useful.
We are not computer programmers here so don’t go expecting us to be able to create all singing dinosaur computer games like Jurassic World Evolution, but for those simple get the job done activities, we think we can help!
Dinosaur names can be a challenge due to their complex scientific naming system and the large number of species that have been discovered so any little spelling tips and activities are sure to help
We will try to make some more activities like this so be sure to check back.
Other dinosaur games
There re a few links below of other dinosaur games, better looking through perhaps less educational than ours though!
Hi, I am Roy Ford a General Studies and English Teacher who has taught all over the world. What started as a fossil collection became a great way to teach, motivate and inspire students of all ages and all over the world about dinosaurs and from that and children’s love of dinosaurs came the site dinosaur facts for kids, a resource for all ages.