Dinosaur Party Theme
Fun ideas for a Dinosaur birthday
party for kids.
Trace a large dinosaur footprint onto the front of a blank white
card. Write party information on the inside.
Print the Dinosaur party invitation information on a small piece
of paper - 5 to a 8x11 sheet. Cut them out and roll into
scrolls. Put them inside plastic eggs with some speckled
jelly beans for a dinosaur egg invitation.
Decorate white or solid colored blank cards with dinosaur
Decorations for a Dinosaur Party
Decorate the Dinosaur party like a jungle with green streamers and
balloons. Set out blow up dinosaurs and pictures of dinosaurs,
volcanoes and/or meteors.
Set out plastic dinosaurs on the party table for guests to play with
during the party.
Dinosaur Party Games
Make a dinosaur volcano
Make a fun dinosaur volcano that really erupts! Make a volcano
shape with clay or play doh. In the center place a plastic tube
about 1" wide and 5" high that will come right to the volcano top, but
not be seen. When the guests are done forming their volcanoes
around the tube place a small amount of baking soda in the bottom of the
tube (about 1"). When everyone is done have them stand back
a few feet and pour about 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar into the tube with
the baking soda. The chemical reaction will make the volcano erupt
... bubble over the top of the volcano.
The party guests can make one large one, or set out play doh or clay so
they can make their own dinosaur volcano to take home.
Survive the Meteor
The object of the game is to stay away from the
meteor and the new meteorites that form when other children are tagged.
In a large playing field mark out two lines on either side of the area.
Have the party guests stand behind one of the lines. Choose
who will be “it” or the meteor for the fist game.
Have the meteor stand in the middle of the playing field between the two
to choose who's it
The meteor yells out to the other players
that are behind the lines and says " I dare you to come and _____ across
my meteor field.” (The blank is filled in by what the players must do as
they are crossing the meteor field. Hop, twirl, swim, run, run
backwards, etc.) Then the players behind the lines must follow the
directions of the person in the middle of the field and try and cross
the meteor field to the other side without being tagged. Players that
are tagged as they cross become meteorites and have to stand where they
were tagged. In the next round both
the meteor and the meteorites try and tag players as they go by but only
the meteor can move around. The
last player tagged becomes the new meteor.
Instead of becoming meteorites
the tagged children hold hands
with the meteor and help tag players.
The meteorites can catch players as they run by so the meteor can
come by and tag them.
Pin the teeth on the T-Rex
Played like Pin the tail on the Donkey, only guests try and pin the
teeth on the T-Rex. Buy a large poster of a T-Rex (or any
dinosaur) and trace the teeth onto paper. Make several copies of
the teeth and then cut them out. Place a number on the back of
each set of teeth so the guests will know which one is theirs. Put
sticky tape on the back of the teeth and give one to each child.
Line the children up about 10 - 15 feet from the poster. One by
one blindfold them and spin them around 3 times. Tell them to
stick their T-Rex teeth as close to the mouth of the dinosaur on the
poster as they can. The closest to the original wins a prize.
Variation: Give a prize to the winner and then have small prizes
for everyone who played the game. A fun way to give the prizes is
to number several small prizes before the party - then have the children
find the number on their paper teeth. They get the prize that
matches the number on their teeth.
Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Hide lots of plastic eggs all over the backyard or park. Give each
party guest a backpack or bucket and tell them to find all the dinosaur eggs they
can. Fill the dinosaur eggs with candy or prize numbers. If
they find a prize number they get to turn in the dinosaur egg for a
prize with the same number.
Hide small dinosaurs and prizes in a sandbox. Give the party
guests small shovels, brushes, etc. and tell them to excavate the
dinosaur fossils (prizes).
Dinosaur Party Activities
Make plaster of Paris dinosaur (or human) footprints or handprints.
Mix Plaster of Paris according to directions. Pour into small pie
pans - one for each child. While still wet let the Dinosaur party
guests make handprints or footprints in the plaster. Also leaves
twigs make interesting impressions. Add jewels or other
embellishments while still wet. Set up to dry and let the guests
take them home as a party favor.
Dinosaur Party Food Ideas
Herbivore Salad - mix greens or fruits to make a salad
Carnivore Main Course - hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken or steak
Sandwiches cut with a dinosaur cookie cutter
Brownies or Rice Krispie treats cut into dinosaur shapes
Dinosaur shaped crackers with cheese
Dinosaur Party Favors
Carnivore teeth - (plastic vampire type teeth)
Goody / Loot Bags
Camouflage bandanas to wrap up the party favors
Green paper bags with dinosaur stickers
Brown paper bags with stencils of dinosaur tracks on the front and back