Paint two large empty refrigerator boxes to look like
a cave. Inside, glue on pictures of dinosaurs. Add sound effects by taping
them from the movie Jurassic Park. Let the kids crawl through the Dinosaur cave to
get to the party.
Cut out dinosaur footprints from brown paper. Place all over house or
yard. Have them lead up to your entry way. Decorate table with large rocks,
green plants and plastic or paper dinosaurs.
Party supplies from
Birthday in a Box
Dinosaur party supplies
Sheet cake frosted with brown chocolate icing.
Decorate by making a volcano, plastic trees and dino's. Crumbled Oreo for dirt, blue
frosting for water.
Volcano cake with Red velvet cake mix,
chocolate frosting and the use a Pampered Chef Batter Bowl. Once cake has been
cooked in batter bowl turn over and frost, you can decorate with red decorative icing and
at the top place a couple of sparklers for effect - have kids stand clear to not be
burned. You can also hollow it a bit, add a shot glass with a tiny
amount of dry ice - Note-Caution: DO NOT let the kids touch this.
Cut out dino shape sandwiches, and
Any Red punch can be Lava Juice.
Decorate lunch bags with dino stickers. Add more
inside, dino pencil, dino cookies and a cookie cutter. Other dinosaur items.
Games and Activities:
1. Download a Dinosaur:
Dino's to make from paper.
2. All about Dinos:
Check out their Print-Outs, Dino's to Color and word games.
3. Fossil Dig:
Need dog bone treats. Bury these in a sand box or
other designated area. Have the kids dig for dino bones.
OR use real bones. Save bones and boil them for 1/2 to 1 hour to get all
the meat off. After boiling, bake them for another hour or so. Cool and spray
with primer and white paint.
4. Dinosaur Hunt:
Draw a large dinosaur, cut into several pieces (like a
puzzle). Hide these pieces around and let the kids find them. Have them
restructure the dino.
5. Hatch the Dino Egg:
Need balloons for each team, one per child. Mini
dinosaur toys or stickers. Place one in each balloon before blowing up and tying
Play: Have each team line up. The first in
line gets to hatch their "dino egg" by sitting on the balloon. They need
to try to break the balloon before the next one in line gets a chance. When they
break their "egg" they keep the prize. First team finished wins.
6. Bone Drop
Need doggy bone treats. Jar or container.
Play: Have the kids drop the bones into the container while standing
straight. Give them 5-10 bones each. The one with the most in wins.
7. Dinosaur Charades
Put dino names on paper slips and have the kids pick
them out of a basket. The kids can act out their dinosaur and let the others guess
who they are.
More activities suggested by a reader:
8. Dino Egg Hunt
Use plastic Easter eggs. Fill with
"Primordial Ooze*," dino toys, candies, etc. Have them hunt for the eggs.
You could also hunt for chalk eggs.
(*recipe: need-white glue, water, borax
2 oz white glue
2 oz water
Put both the glue and water in cup and mix up.
Mix together 1 1/2 teaspoons borax per each 1/2 cup water.
Add 2 oz of this mix to glue/water mix. Stir, it will instantly began to cling
Make a mound of sand around a Dixie cup. Put in
some baking soda. Pour in vinegar to watch it gurgle up. Add food coloring to
vinegar before hand if you want it colored.
10. Dino Decos:
Cut out dinosaur shapes from construction paper. Let the kids decorate
them with lace, glitter, dyed macaroni and rice, felt pens, etc.
11. Dino Egg Discovery:
Purchase small plastic dinosaurs and make homemade playdough. Cover the
dino's with the playdough so they are in an "egg." Bake. Let the
kids break them apart with supervision.
12. Triceratops Toss: Draw the
front face of a Triceratops on a large poster board. Where the horns should be put
in 3 dowels. Let the kids toss embroidery hoops onto the horns.
13. Make "dino
feet" out of empty cereal boxes. Lay them
flat and cut an X into the top of each so the boys can put their feet
in them like shoes. Covered each box with
colored funny foam cut into the shape
of dino footprints. The boys put their feet into the boxes like a huge
pair of shoes. Give them each a big spoon with a dino egg on it.
They have to walk/stomp their way across the
room and dump the egg into the nest.
For Dinosaur Party Items - Bones, books,
visit the Dinosaur Recovery Bureau