We started by designing an awesome invitation.
We then welcomed the guests with name tags. Though almost everyone knew each other, we thought it would be fun for everyone to select the dinosaur they would like to be for the day.
|One of twelve different dinosaur name tags.|
The party took place in the late morning so we provided bagels, fruit salad, frittata, and chocolate, volcano cupcakes!
For an activity, we organized a scavenger hunt. As junior paleontologists, the kids had to find four items that help us learn more about dinosaurs.
|I am unsure if this was the final version of the check-off list I created. Amanda and I disagreed on whether I should remove the flies from the coprolite (because they are "inaccurate and gross"). I can't remember who won the argument.|
The kids could then check off on the card when they found
1. A fossil (a paper mache T-Rex skull)
2. Fossilized footprints (a dinosaur footprint impression in dried clay)
3. Coprolite (chocolate meringue cookies)
4. Fossilized dinosaur eggs (a paper mache orb with a toy dinosaur inside)
After the hunt was over kids painted the skull and footprints, ate the cookie, and cracked open their eggs.