Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Playtime: Dinosaur Attack!

I have dinosaurs on the brain.  My son wants to have a spinosaurus birthday cake next month so I've been thinking up dinosaur themed activities for his party.  Lucky for me (and now you) several wonderful dinosaur themed activities were posted last week on It's Playtime.

I just love sensory play!  I have a great sensory activity planned for Michael's party (which I will share afterwards..tee hee hee).  This Dinosaur World multi-sensory activity came from Living at the Whitehead Zoo.  They combined water, ice, sand, and of course dinosaurs, creating several wonderful activities in one space.    

I just loved this Dinosaur Egg project from Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.  They created the "eggs" from household items, let them dry, then cracked them open with a hammer revealing the dinosaurs inside.  I think, instead of gift bags, each of Michael's birthday party guests will get a dinosaur egg.  What do you think?  

Over at Prepare to Play! they had More Dinosaur Fun making rock dinosaurs, drawing dinosaur skeletons, and creating dinosaurs from salt dough.  While you're there, check out their Dinosaur Land

 I have a theory about dinosaurs being the basis for dragon legends so I'm including this cute dragon activity from Adventures at Home.  Her son, like mine, loves the movie, How to Train Your Dragon, so they decided to create old looking paper (like the dragon book from the movie) and draw their own dragons.  Of course, sometimes, things don't go as planned :)

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."  

Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.


  1. Great dinosaur posts!! love them!!!

  2. Thanks for featuring my dinosaur world I was so very excited!! Hope that your party goes great I love the theme.


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