I was searching through old photos for something or other and came across these ones of a dinosaur birthday party I organised for a niece of ours in Northern Ireland. Full of fun activities, I thought I would share, especially as there are going to be some dinosaur themed posts following over the next few weeks as I explore them with my littlest two.
This party was designed to be suitable for all ages from 1 up to 13.
Pin the Roar on the Dinosaur
I cut out a huge dinosaur shape and hung it on the wall. I also made a roar to fix as close to his mouth as possible. We blind folded everyone and each had his turn:
We stuck a little dot with the initial of each players name on it where ever that player stuck the roar:
Auntie ‘Tangulars’ turn came about. Gary’s sister, Tanya, is always fabulous fun and the Irish clan are always up for any amount of teasing. Whilst she was getting her blindfold on, we turned the dinosaur around so she would be completely confused as to where the head or tail actually was:
He, he. I still remember the laughter! Everyone did fairly well, though if my memory serves I won…….
I had baked some dinosaur cookies using these Dinosaur Shape Metal Cutter Set which the children decorated and then ate:
Pass the Parcel
We played pass the parcel with the winner, I am sure, going home with something dinosaur related:
Painting a Dinosaur Plastercast
The older children had fun painting various dinosaur plaster casts which I had made from the Natural History Museum’s Dinosaur Mould and Paint set:
Whilst the older ones were busy with their plaster cast models, the little ones did a bit of sticking with some dinosaur pictures I had cut out:
Design an Edible Dinosaur
We split everyone into family groups with vaguely even numbers and gave each family group the same collection of edible items for each to design their own edible dinosaur:
I don’t know who won but they all did a fabulous job!
Go home bags
I packed simple going home bags, decorated with cut outs of dinosaurs:
Inside I included a dinosaur toy, their painted plaster cast dinosaur and a David Attenborough Dinosaur dvd.
Such lovely memories, and now I am getting to relive the fun of learning about dinos with my youngest two 🙂