We were contacted by the US Family Guide try out the Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train ride with the Mount Hood Railroad . We received tickets for free so we could share our experience with you. Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train is coming for the first time to the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon! Your kids will get to meet …
This week is all about dinosaurs and I found way too many fun ideas!! My list was overflowing with great crafts!
If you are new to A Craft a Day
A Craft a Day gives you five activities that you can enjoy with your kids, one for each day of the week. Most of these activities work well for preschoolers, but you may be able to adapt them for your toddler. If you want to learn more about the basics of A Craft A Day you can find them at a Craft a Day: Coming Back Soon. I will post the crafts on Saturdays so you can use the weekend to get any supplies that you may need. We are making our way through the alphabet this year so if you missed a you can find it here.
Are you Supermom?
Now I’m not supermom and I don’t expect you to be either. We don’t always get to each activity, sometimes life is just too busy. Hopefully you may try one or two of these activities with me and my kids! You don’t have to do every single one. You don’t have to be doing preschool with your child. I just hope to give you a resource for some great fun with your kids!
- Dinosaur Bone Cookies – I love how Stacie relabeled all the ingredients to make them dino related! Plus these are very yummy treats! I halved the recipe to stop from being the one to eat them all. Both boys helped making these.
- Color Science: Drip Drop Dinosaurs – I’ve been wanting to do this project for a while, but decided to pull it out today. We drew dinosaurs but you could actually draw anything.
- Dinosaur Dig – I actually made these “egg” then I buried them in a bucket of dirt. I actually did this with Zane when he was younger too. It was so fun we had to do it again
- Pipe Cleaner Dinos – I wasn’t sure if Zane could do these but I wanted to challenge him to try.
- Dinosaur Stomp – I saw these and fell in love! We had to do them. I knew both boys would love running around in them, who cares if I needed to buy 4 boxes of tissues!
Supplies: cocoa, sugar,butter, milk, food color, peanut butter, oats, Elmer’s glue, salt, card stock, pipe cleaners, bucket, dirt, sand, flour, salt, water, plastic dinos, tissue boxes, duct tape, paint, kitchen sponge
If you do any of these crafts and happen to take a picture or write a blog post about it please make sure and share your link in the comments. Also don’t forget to link the original crafter! I may feature you and your blog on the following weeks post!
I remember making these no bake cookies with my mom when I was little. Of course we just made them we didn’t associate them with Dinosaurs. I loved how Stacie renamed these cookies and gave each ingredient a creative dino twist. You can check out her recipe here: Dinosaur Snacks: Yummy and Icky Treat.
Ingredients: Sugar (crushed bones), Butter (fat), Oatmeal (Dead Grass), Peanut Butter (Dead Bugs), Cocoa (Dirt), & Milk w/Green Food Color (Swamp Water)
I quickly boiled the sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk
Zane practiced his letters while we waited for them to cool
They loved these cookies! My husband super duper loved them! I was surprised to find each cookie only 128 calories and way worth it!
Do you have a creative recipe that you do with your kids? Have you seen a cute food recipe you want to do with you kids?