Dinosaur Song Lyrics
The Days of the Dinosaurs

These dinosaur song lyrics were written at the request of another piano teacher.  His plea seemed irresistible to me.

A six-year-old boy needed a song about dinosaurs hunting, and eating!

I thought about it for about half a day.  A dinosaur song... T-rex hunting... and EATING?  

No, in the end I couldn't go there!  Hunting, yes.  Eating, NO. Not my style.

But in the end, I came up with dinosaur song for kids that is quite the ear worm!  

Piano sheet music for beginners, The Days of the Dinosaurs

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Hear it on the piano:

Despite its appearance, it is quite easy to play

If you examine the sheet music closely, you'll see this song is made up of mostly "A" and "C".  Over and over.  And over!

So far, my students don't seem to mind that!  (I haven't heard back yet from the other teacher with the 6-year-old student... he promised me that he is reading notes!)

Here comes the hard part

Page two, line two, the melody descends down to D below Middle C.  The notes aren't hard, but the fingering IS HARD.  And there are SHARPS.

Then - OH NO - the right hand has to change fingering.  And descend into the bass clef.  Sorry. 

There may be a bit of rote learning involved

Dinosaur song lyrics about a T-rex hunting, but failing to catch his prey.  With sheet music for beginner piano.

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

That was the easy version

The original version has a twisty bit of right hand melody that I decided was just too much to ask of a beginner, so I changed that.  But you can see it below:

The harder version of page 2:

The part of the dinosaur song lyrics "All the prey got a-way, JUMPED & RAN!" is where the different notes are seen.  The melody is more satisfying in the original, so if you don't mind working with your student on that part, go for it!

Fingering as a tool, not an end goal

I concede that the left hand "5-4-3, 4-3-2" fingering is quite difficult for a beginner.  However, in the process of learning the melody, this fingering is useful for locating the notes, and can be discarded along the way!

Page 3:

A song about dinosaurs for piano

The links for the Dinosaur songs:

Download beginner piano music with dinosaur song lyrics EASIEST

Download "The Days of the Dinosaurs" with tricky bit of melody on pages two and three

Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

SingTheBibleStory.com clickable logo link

Recent Articles

  1. Basic Piano Chords, Inversions, & Scales with Lettered Notes

    Basic piano chords in the keys of C & G, showing root position chords and all inversions from the root chord - plus a diatonic scale - all with lettered notes!

    Read More

  2. Free Christmas Sheet Music "We Three Kings" Beginner - Intermediate

    Free Christmas sheet music "We Three Kings" - Now 6 Arrangements! From VERY EASY to intermediate, there is an arrangement suitable for your student here!

    Read More

  3. Wassail, Wassail for Piano & Voice

    Wassail, Wassail All Over the Town, now with an EASY & FUN duet arrangement for early beginners! This is a rousing, irresistible song for the Yuletide!

    Read More

  4. Free Christmas Songs for Piano, Guitar, & Leads: Deck the Halls

    Free Christmas Songs: Deck the Halls, with a new easy-to-read lead sheet! For piano, guitar, & lead instruments. Kids enjoy this energetic Christmas carol!

    Read More

  5. Thanksgiving Song Lyrics & Music - Over the River & Through the Woods

    Thanksgiving song lyrics & sheet music for Over the River & Through the Woods, an old-fashioned song kids will love to play & sing! EASY solos & duets.

    Read More

  6. Piano Party! Kids Need FUN!

    Piano Party! I decided it was time for my students to get together for some low-stress performances, some cookies, punch & company! Kids need FUN!

    Read More

  7. Thanksgiving Song "For the Beauty of the Earth", Free Downloads

    Thanksgiving song for school, church, or your own pleasure! Now with a new EASY version for piano, 2 NEW piano arrangements, plus voice & other instruments.

    Read More

  8. Hark the Herald Angels Sing Lyrics & Sheet Music

    Hark the Herald Angels Sing - an easy Middle C piano arrangement, pretty elementary & intermediate versions, & a guitar tab arrangement too!

    Read More

  9. Classical Piano Sheet Music - a Collection of Short Introductions

    Classical piano sheet music - Fun, one-page intros! Check out the newest addition - Burgmuller's "Arabesque", with its easy scale-wise melody!

    Read More

  10. Toreador Piano Sheet Music - Easy Late Elementary Arrangements!

    Toreador: Piano sheet music of this famous opera music! These energetic arrangements are EASIER than they sound.

    Read More

Songs Old & Songs New

All the first-year material I give my beginner students. 

Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!

The Story of Esther - a Bible opera!

Queen Esther in the Bible

This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This",  available as a digital downloadtells the riveting story of the time when  Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a  brave young queen risked her life to save her people.

A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!

This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.

Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

This book is available as a digital download  from this site.  Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.

It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!

This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.

And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!"  They will be spending more time at the piano.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

Available at Amazon

Kids' Songs for piano sheet music book

Thank you so so much for this site!

I'm teaching my little sister and everything up here is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be making a donation as soon as possible! Thank you again! You're wonderful!

Silly Songs for Kids piano sheet music book, 5-finger songs

I wanted to thank you.  

Several of the songs on this site work so well for some of my picky students and the ones who don't practice a lot.

Folk songs for beginners music book

Sign up for "Take Note!" to see what's new every month.

About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.