It’s a Jurassic party! Young dinosaur fans will love these dinosaur party games. Download, print and enjoy 11 dinosaur-themed activities that will guarantee a roar-tastic party for a birthday guy (or gal) and their party guests.
Dinosaur party games and activities are the perfect way to keep your little ones entertained during your next dinosaur themed party. Dinosaur themed party games seem to bring a lot of joy to kids, so it only makes sense that you would choose this type of theme.
And, with so many great dino themed party games and activities to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect ones for your party. Check out these fun dinosaur party games and more!
How do you host a dinosaur party?
Planning a Fun Dinosaur Party can be intimidating. First of all, the dinosaurs are prehistoric so there isn’t much interms of reference. Second, we all know parties can be costly. I am here to show you how to create a frugal dinosaur birthday party, especially when it comes to the entertainment aka party activities.
If you’re looking for some fun and unique ideas for your dinosaur themed party, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some great tips to get you started:
Choose a Catchy Name for Your Party
This can be something like “Jurassic Party” or “Dino-Mite Party”. Use fun words like party-saurus, dino-mite, or roar-tastic. Make sure to use catch phrases like “stomp, chomp and roar!”
Make sure to great your guests with very formal names like paleontologists or archeologist. Using these formal titles make you look like a smart, educated and proper party planner. You might even offer your guests paleontologists vests and hats so that the scientific title really sticks.
Pick a Fun Invitation
Your invitation should be eye-catching and inviting. You can even find some great dinosaur party invitations online. While prehistoric snail mail printable dinosaur invitations are always fun, I find the digital dinosaur invitations to be a great option for the 21st century. You could even grab a personalized dinosaur invite where your child is riding on a T-rex… so unsafe! What will they think of next?
Dinosaur Themed Snacks
You can get really creative with your snacks and have a lot of fun with them. You can have things like “dinosaur bones” (pretzel sticks), “dinosaur eggs” (deviled eggs), or even “dinosaur poop” (chocolate pudding).
Try dino party food ideas like…
- Cheeseballs can be meteorites
- Bugles can be dinosaur claws or toe nails (… gross!)
- A veggie tray can be a herbivore tray
- Tiny sandwiches can be dino-wiches (… duh!)
- Guacamole dip can be a swap while the accompanying chips are dinosaur scales.
- The dessert table can be sweetivores.
- The chicken nuggets can be Carnivore station (did you know they make dinosaur chicken nuggets?)
- Blue punch can be a juice lagoon.
- A dirty cup of pudding and mashed OREOs can be prehistoric dirt.
- Sugar cookies with dinosaur footprints imprints can be fossil cookies.
It really easy to make common food into dinosaur birthday party themed snacks and recipes that you want to sink your teeth into. See more dinosaur party food ideas in our dino party.
Dinosaur Party Favor Ideas
Don’t forget the party favors! You can send your guests home with some fun dinosaur-themed favors, such as dinosaur stickers, erasers, pencils, tattoos, and candy! Gift these in a cute little bucket.
If you are short on a budget, use some of your dinosaur party décor as potential party favors. This can include the paleontologists vests and hats or tell your guests to “adopt a dinosaur” on the way out. That means they can pick up one of the precious plastic toy dinosaurs that are displayed around the room.
What are some good games to play at a dinosaur party?
Kids part entertainment can be expensive. With just a little planning, it’s possible to have a roar-tastic, amazing birthday party for a low-cost. These budget-friendly dinosaur themed party games are just want you need to plan your next Dinosaur Birthday Party. They include 11 tried and true really fun dinosaur themed birthday party games.
Now, onto the fun part – the games! Using these dinosaur party games printable you can plan a really fun game! Print out the printable and use it to plan the best party ever. All of these games and more are listed on the printable!
Dinosaur Egg Hatch
Blow up balloons and fill them with prizes. Hide them around the house or yard for the kids to find. Once they find the eggs, separate them into teams, and from there you see who can crack all of the eggs first.
How to play: Blow up a lot of white balloons for the dino eggs, filling them with tiny prizes (candy/stickers.) Place them in two separate “nests.” Nests can be made of blankets or sheets swirled up around them. Divide kids into teams, and let them choose a cool dinosaur team name. When the game begins, everyone can sit, stand or whatever they need to do to crack the eggs. The goal is for each team has to crack all of their “dinosaur eggs” first. The first team to succeed, gets the larger prize. All players can keep the smaller prizes.
Supplies: White balloons, blankets, small prizes.
Like to freeze dance? This is a great game for younger kids. Put on some fun music and let the kids dance around like dinosaurs. You can even give them props, such as dinosaur tails or hats.
How to play: Play some upbeat (dinosaur) music and let the kids dance crazy. When the music is paused, each child must freeze like a fossil/frozen dino. If anyone is caught moving, they’re out. Last one standing is the winner.
Egg Relay Race
For this spoon races game, you will need two teams and two baskets. Put a hard-boiled egg in each basket and have the kids race to see who can get the egg from their basket to the other team’s basket first, without dropping it.
How to play: Hard boil eggs to look like dino eggs. Divide teams into two for this relay. The first person in line has a spoon and egg. Every other player has a spoon. Each person with a spoon and egg must carry the egg on the spoon to a designated spot and back. As soon as the player returns to the line, he or she passes the egg to next person in line. Continue until everyone gets a turn . If the egg drops, return to your line and start over.
Supplies: Eggs, spoon.
Hot Dinosaur Egg
Just like the game “hot potato”, except you’re using a water balloon. Play the music and when the music stops, whoever is holding the water balloon is out.
How to play: Just like the classic game hot potato. Pass a water balloon around the circle and whoever’s holding it when the music stops is out! Play until there’s only one person left.
Supplies: Music, water balloons.
Dig for Treasure
Fill a sandpit with treasures, such as plastic dinosaurs, for the kids to find. You can even make it a competition by seeing who can find the most treasure in this dinosaur dig in a certain amount of time.
How to play: Fill a kiddy pool (or sandbox) with sand. Add beach shovels and small brushes. Similar to a dinosaur egg hunt, burry eggs (prizes) in the sand pit and allow kids to dig for buried treasure. Give each child a dinosaur party favor bucket or bag to hold prizes.
Supplies: Baby pool, sand, shovels, fossils, small brushes, eggs, small plastic dinosaurs, dinosaur birthday party favors, bags or buckets.
Grab the dinosaur-themed birthday party games printable (below) so you can get the complete list of games and activities. These five dinosaur games are just a small sampling of the many great dinosaur party games and activities that you can do with your party-saurus and his/her party guests.
Dinosaur Party Games Printable
Ready to have a dino-mite party? Download these eleven Dinosaur Birthday Party Games. Enjoy dinosaur birthday party games with directions & supply list included.
Dinosaur Birthday Party Games for Kids List Includes:
- Dig for Treasure
- Pass the Egg
- Erupting Volcano
- Egg Drop
- Fossil Imprint
- Hot Dinosaur Egg
- Dino Stomp
- Egg Relay Race
- Dino Egg Hatch
- Brontosaurus, Brontosaurus, T-REX
- Dancing Dinos
What you get with purchase:
- 11 Dinosaur Themed Party Games List PDF Instant Download
Put the play back in your party plan. Get creative and have fun with it! With these kids party games, your little ones are sure to have a blast at your next dinosaur party.
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More Party Game Ideas
Want more dinosaur ideas? Take a look at these Dinosaur Party Ideas on the blog. This includes dinosaur party activities, décor, food, invitations and more. Pin to Pinterest.
If you are looking for more frugal birthday party entertainment, take a look at this list of low-cost party games including games for many themed parties. You can also download the birthday party games bundle, so you have all you need!
What games do you play at a party? The best kids games of course. The kind that fit the celebration. You can find additional themed party games for boys (and girls) including…
- Jungle Party Games
- Construction Party Games
- Nerf & Camo Party Games
- Neon Glow in the Dark Party Games
- Spy Party Games
- Pirate Party Games
- Mad Science Party Games
- Wizard Party Games
- Pup Party Games
- Train Party Games
- Space Party Games
- Football Party Games
- Birthday Scavenger Hunt
… and a lot more party games.
Which one of these are your favorite dinosaur themed party games? Our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you. Share your dinosaur party games, activities and ideas. Leave a comment here or on Pinterest!
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