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Dinosaur Fun

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 2 years, 8 months ago

Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from PUBYAC contributors.  Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!


For more offerings, see: Storytime-Dinosaurs; Dinosaurs

 

INVITATIONS:

  • Dinosaur/dinosaur footprint
  • Get ready for a roaring good time
  • "Dino-mite"
  • "Dinosaur Stomp"

 

REFRESHMENT:

  • Take chicken drumsticks and wings and marinade them in a sauce of your choice (nothing too spicy though for young children) - barbecue marinades are always popular. Cook as per the instructions and arrange on a plate, re-naming them "T-Rex Drumsticks" or "Pterosaurs Wings" for example.
  • Make mini-sized beef burgers and place in small toasted burger buns for "Brontosaurus Burgers". Serve with the usual accompaniments, for example ketchup and sliced cheese.
  • Tip out a bag of tortilla chips onto a large plate - their pointy jaggedness looks similar to the plates on the back of a Stegosaurus. In the center of the mound of "Stegosaurus Chips" place a ramekin or small bowl filled with guacamole. Its bright green color can be interesting to children and re-named "Swamp Dip". Serve also with sliced or chopped vegetables suitable for dipping, such as carrots, cucumber or celery. Some fresh chives can be trimmed to size and positioned around the Swamp Dip to look like grass.
  • Sandwiches can be cut out using dinosaur-shaped cutters to add to the overall effect of the party food.
  • Dinosaur Tea Party--Check out Storytime Underground FB; and Pinterest

 

FAVORS/CRAFTS:

  • make your own dinosaurs
  • dinosaur eggs (make)
  • make a fossil

 

GAMES:

  • PIN—tail on the T. Rex
  • TOSS—dino-eggs
  • FLOOR—Horns, Fangs, Scales and Paws
  • RELAY—dinosaur walk

 

PROGRAM:

  • Have various stations for crafts & games.
  • Read a book or poems.
  • Sing: Dino-ditty-ditty-dum, ditty-do 

 

VOLUNTEERS:

  • Get adult help to “serve” 

 

COST:

  • Most supplies can be purchased in bargain bins at craft stores or Dollar Stores. 

 

TIME:

  • About an hour-and-a-half should be sufficient. (Dependent on the number of families passing through; and how many stations are offered.)

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