A Dinosaur-themed birthday party remains one of the top themes for children aged 2 – 7; and many boys and girls are eager to have a Dinosaur theme for their birthday party. If you are planning on running your own kids Dino themed party here are some brilliant dinosaur-themed birthday party games to get you started.
If you would rather a professional Dino team come and run the fun and even have Gregg the Disco Dancing dinosaur himself as a party guest then see the Dino Disco Adventure Challenge party page for more information and to check availability.
Or for a ready made DIY Dinosaur themed treasure hunt to run as part of your party or family event then check out the Dino Ranger Treasure Hunt….Click here to learn more
Dinosaur party game #1
DINOSAUR EGG AND SPOON RACE
Otherwise known as ‘Get the eggs to the Dino nests’! Use tennis racquets or similar and decorate tennis balls, use ball pool balls or if the children are very young use foam tennis balls to make it easier. Create a course with a nest at one end. Divide the children into teams and have them run the race as a relay seeing which team can get the most eggs into their nest in the allotted time.
Tip – use plant hanging basket holders for nests – they are cheap, easy to get at the garden centre and look just like Dino nests!
Dinosaur party game #2
MAKE YOUR OWN DINOSAUR FOSSILS
Buy some Dinosaur shaped moulds or just use normal shaped ones. Make some plaster of paris or to save time and for maximum ease buy a pack from the craft shop.
Put a small plastic dinosaur into each mould and tip the plaster of paris around it.
When they are set take them out of the mould and at the party give each child one with a metal spoon and they can chisel away until they reveal their dinosaur!
Dinosaur party game #3
LONG DINOSAUR TAIL
This game is best played outdoors or in a large hall space.The birthday child is IT and starts running around the party area trying to tag other kids. Once someone is tagged, they hold hands and continue tagging others. The more people tagged the longer the dinosaur tail becomes! Everyone continues to holds hands in a line as they keep going until the last one tagged becomes IT and starts the dinosaur tail from the beginning.
Dinosaur party game #4
MAKE A VOLCANO
Before you start prepare a bottle of vinegar with red food colouring.
Each child needs a container such as a plastic bottle cut in half. They also need a larger container to put this in such as a shoebox. Stick the plastic bottle down into the box so that it doesn’t have to be held. Give each child a handful of mud / earth / sand and they can make a volcano around the bottle so that the bottle is disguised and it looks like a mound.
Give each child a cup with baking soda which they must pour into their volcano. Then pur into each child’s empty cup some vinegar with food colouring. They can then pour this into their volcano on top of the baking soda and watch it erupt!
Tip – have more baking soda and vinegar as the kids usually want to do it again!
Dinosaur party game #5
MAKE A DINO TOOTH
Buy a batch of air drying clay from the craft shop. Give each child a lump of clay and a selection of plastic cutlery. They can then shape and create their Dino tooth and use the cutlery to create marks and designs on it. Make a hole in each one before they dry and then you can thread a necklace chain or similar through it for them to wear afterward.
Tip – have each child write their name on a piece of paper and leave their tooth to dry on that piece of paper so it’s easy to identify each child’s tooth at the end of the party!
Dinosaur party game #6
DINOSAUR EGG HATCH
Blow up white balloons which will be your Dino eggs and fill them with tiny dino toys / stickers etc.
Divide them into two piles and put them into 2 separate ‘nests’. (create these using sheets swirled together is good)
When the time starts each team has to work together to crack al of their dino eggs before the other team. At the end the team can divide all the small prizes from the eggs between themselves. The team that cracks all their eggs first wins a ‘special prize’.
Dinosaur party game #7
Cut out large dinosaur shaped footprints. Hide treasures around the party space / house / garden. Place the footprints down with tape as tracks which lead to the treasure. For older kids the tracks can lead to clues which then have to be solved to reveal the treasure.
Dinosaur party game #8
DINO FACT CHALLENGE
Kids know their Dinosaurs! Test their knowledge by printing out images of different dinosaurs. Divide the children into two teams. Hold up a picture of one of the dinosaurs and ask the players to raise their hand if they know the name of the dinosaur. Let the first person who raises their hand answer. If they are right award their team the point, if they are not give the next team a chance to steal. Whoever has the most points at the end wins!
Dinosaur party game #9
DINO EGG PASS
Gather a lot of plastic Easter eggs and fill each one with a plastic toy or sweet before the party.
The children sit in a circle and pass one egg round while the music is playing. When the music stops whoever is holding the egg gets to “hatch” it and keep the prize inside. They must now sit out and let the other children try and hatch an egg. The game continues like this until only one player remains. They get a special egg to hatch for being the last to be caught with an egg.
Dinosaur party game #10
DINO, DINO, WHERE’S YOUR EGG?
All the children sit in a group and one person is chosen to be the dinosaur. The ‘dinosaur’ must face away from the group and place the dinosaur egg behind them. One of the children will steal the egg and sit back down without the ‘Dinosaur’ knowing who has done it (as they are facing away) They can hide the egg behind their back or between their legs. Once it is hidden all the children sing;
Dino, Dino, wake up and look around,
Someone stole your egg, can it be found?
Then the dinosaur must try and guess who stole their egg. If they guess right they get to be the dinosaur again. If they guess wrong the person who stole the egg gets to be the next dinosaur. Play and repeat.
Have a roaring Dinosaur party!!! And if you want our professional Dinosaur team; Ron the Ranger and Greg the Dinosaur to come and lead a stomping good party for you; allowing you to kick back and relax, see our Dino Disco Adventure Challenge party