International Dinosaur Day only comes around once a year, so in true dino fashion, you gotta go BIG! We’ve trolled Pinterest and the interwebs to bring you a bite-sized list of ways to celebrate at home with your dino fans.
1. Get in character in a BIG way!
Pull out your best safari gear or make your own dino feet from cardboard…If you want to go next level, get inspired by these full cardboard dino ensembles – our Utahraptors would approve!
DIY Dino Feet: https://pin.it/5NUhXg3
DIY Dino Costume Inspiration:
2. Take a virtual tour of a world-class dino exhibit!
Pure fossil fuel for the soul. Your kids willlove pointing and clicking the targets to “walk” through the COSI AmericanMuseum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery to find bones, dinosaur eggs,informative videos and much more.
3. What would a dino day be without dino crafts
Arranged from easiest to more challenging for older kids, check out some of our faves:
Dinotracks painting: HERE
Handprint dino: HERE
Paper plate dino: HERE
Fizzydino eggs: HERE
Paperpterodactyl puppet: HERE
4. Delicious Dino Tracks Snacks
Whip up your favorite sugar cookie dough (or buy pre-made). Before baking, your child can press imprints with plastic dino toy feet (clean first!), or their own three fingers for T-Rex footprints!
5. Read some great Dino-Themed Books
We’re sure your kids know dragons love tacos, but do they also know dinos love to read (wink,wink)? So many great dino-themed books, but here are some our Jurassic Quest dino trainers especially love to read during storytimes:
Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems: Watch Here
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins: Watch Here
Tiny T-Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Strutzman: Watch Here
Noah NOasaurus (we bet some of you toddler parents have a NOasaurus at home!) Watch Here
6. Every celebration needs games and music
Stay classic with dino hide and seek, take a dino safari trek around the house, or host a dino dance party! To get your playlist going:
The ever-classic “We are the Dinosaurs” by the Laurie Berkner Band Watch Here
PBS Kids “Dinosaur Train” theme song Watch Here
Storybots Dinosaur Songs Watch Here
“Dinosaur Stomp” with Koo Koo Kanga Roo Watch Here
And of course, who can resist these catchy dino tunes from the makers of Baby Shark?! Watch Here
7. Join the Jurassic Quest Dino Trainer Team LIVE!
Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick and Park Ranger Marty are hosting live, half-hour virtual play sessions on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
Don’t forget to register in advance!
AND – don’t forget to snag your HALF PRICE weekday tickets for Jurassic Quest Drive Thru using the discount code DINODAY and merch deals with 25% off all Jurassic Quest e-store purchases with code: DINODAY25( codes for June 1 purchases only, expire midnight ET).
Have a Jurass-tastic day!