Epic Dinosaur Party Ideas

Hello there! I’m Zoe, and I’m really happy that you’ve found my page. I’m here to help you plan an amazing and unforgettable dinosaur party for your little adventurers. Get ready for some fantastic ideas that will spice up your dinosaur-day!

I’ve got everything you need, including games, activities, music, decorations, and delicious treats. With my experience in party planning and my love for creativity, I’m here to make things simpler for you and ensure your child has a super fun day full of special memories.

Awesome Dinosaur Party Activities

1. Dinosaur Adventure Story

We have written a dinosaur story called Dinosaur Kingdom Adventure! It is about a group of young dinosaurs who have to work together to save their habitat from being destructed.

The story is attached as a free PDF download below. This is a really fun activity- children will use their imaginations and feel like they’ve entered into an adventure land!

You can read this aloud and even encourage the children to act it out at the party. This is a nice recoup activity to refocus the children after any active game or after snack time

2. DIY Paper-Plate Triceratops Masks

These are really cute, dinosaur masks that the kids will love! I got the idea from the Taming Little Monsters site. These will be great fun for the kids to wear for the rest of the party as well.

Dinosaur Party Games

1. Pin the tail on the dinosaur

This is a party classic, but kids love it! There are some really sweet illustrated options on Etsy such as this one here (check which option have good delivery time in your country- there are many great ones!)

Did you know? Although dinosaurs are extinct, they have some ancient cousins that are still around today like lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodiles!

2. Stegosaurus footsteps

This game is like Grandma’s footsteps. It’s simple but children get to be a bit cheeky which always goes down a treat.

Someone stands at the front as the Stegosaurus with their back turned. Children creep forward, freezing whenever the stegosaurus turns around. If the stegosaurus catches any of them wobbling, they get sent back to the start line. The first to reach the stegosaurus and tap them on the back wins!

3. Frozen dinosaurs

This game is like musical statues- children dance to music and when the music stops they have to freeze!

Encourage them to do the craziest dancing they can manage- this is also a good strategy to get them burning as much energy as possible. You can either reward the most frozen statues or call out the funniest frozen positions.

4. Dinosaur Dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex

This game is similar to duck duck goose but with a theme. It’s a great one to play as children arrive (or as children might get tired of lunchtime at different rates) as new players can easily join and it’s fun and familiar to them.

Children sit in a circle facing inward. Child A walks around the outside of the circle and gently taps the group one by one on the head as they pass saying Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Dinosaur…..then, they choose one child (child B) to say Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Child B jumps up and chases Child A around the circle. Child A has to run around the whole group and sit back in Child B’s space. If they manage, Child B becomes Child A in the next round. Otherwise, Child A has to play again until they succeed.

5. Dinosaur land

In this game, the facilitator shouts out the actions below and children must follow the instructions for each action. The last ones to follow the actions are out and the game continues!

  • Flying Pterodactyl – fly over to one side of the room (the ‘p’ is silent)
  • Jumping Velociraptor – jump like a kangaroo
  • Swimming Plesiosaurus – pretend to drive into water and swim
  • Giant Tyrannosaurus Rex – hold hands like claws and growl
  • Dinosaur watch – run to the other side of the room and pretend to look through binoculars

This is a fun, high concentration and physical game- you can always take out one of two of these actions to simplify it for younger children, or reward the fastest child to avoid having to send people ‘out’.

Did you know? The biggest and heaviest dinosaurs were called Argentinosaurus and they weight the same as 15 elephants!

Music for a Dinosaur Party

We checked out YouTube and found this brilliant hour long video of mystical, prehistoric times- a perfect soundtrack to set the scene when the children arrive and possible to play in the background during some games or the craft activity!

For kids to love animals and adventure we also have epic ideas for a Safari Adventure Party and a Jungle Explorer Party!

Awesome Food Ideas for a Dinosaur Party

The best tip for food ideas is to keep it simple and keep it to snacks that children will love. To get the most out of the food experience, here are our ideas for adding some sparkle and creativity to the snack table!

1. Dinosaur juice jugs

Make jugs of your child’s favourite juice but put on fun labels like:

  • Triceratops Tropical Twist
  • T-Rex Tonic Tang
  • Brachiosaurus Berry Breeze
  • Plesiosaurus Fruit Puch

2. Green and yellow Dino-colored platters

This is a really fun way to make a food table loop spectacular! Conjure up some grassland habitat vibe for this dinosaur food table with a green and yellow spread!

  • Green/yellow – cucumber and celery sticks in hummus (which you can make green by blending with some spinach) or guacamole, Fruits: kiwi and green grapes and slices of pear, cheese and crackers, mango and pineapple.

3. Dino – Jello

A really fun thing to do for a party is making a huge bowl of jello and fill it with animal themed sweets! for example, you could make yellow (lemon) jello and lay some jelly dinosaurs on top!

You can also get little plastic figures online and put one of two inside the jelly – just be sure not to accidentally serve up on the day!

4. Popcorn lucky dip

Popcorn is a really fun party food that children love and can be easily customised to fit a theme. You can make a popcorn lucky dip (a total hit with all my nieces and nephews at parties) where you mix popcorn with party-themed sweets like jelly animals (for example these sour dino-sweets)!

Good luck!

I hope these tips are helpful and that they help you with the planning of this ultimate dinosaur party. With a bit of creativity and an adventurous atmosphere the kids will have an absolute blast- and it can all be done for a very affordable price.

Be sure to take loads of pictures to remember this special day!

If you liked this post you might also love our Ultimate Pirate Party, our Construction Party, our Outer Space Party or our Witches and Wizards Party!

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