Get your dinosaur party started with our roar-some collection of dinosaur party games!
Today we’ve put together our favourite dinosaur party activities to give you all the inspiration you need for a party your little dinos will love.
But games are the most fun part of throwing a party and we’ve got some brilliant ideas we can’t wait to share with you!
Dinosaur egg hunt
We LOVE egg hunts and last Easter we suggested hiding fillable eggs with a toy inside as a great alternative to chocolate eggs. And if you’re throwing a dinosaur party, you can do the same with dinosaur egg toys like these ones.
Simply hide them around the house or the garden for the children to find and if you’re feeling kind, download our free printable dinosaur egg hunt signs to give them a couple of clues as to where they’re hidden!
Pin the tail on the dinosaur
Put a dinosaur twist on the classic party game ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ – all you need is a big picture of a dinosaur, some paper tails and a blindfold! Take it in turns to pin the tail on the dinosaur and whoever gets it closest wins!
Pin the tooth on the T-Rex
Another fun version of ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ is pin the tooth on the T-Rex! All you need is a big picture of a T-Rex and some teeth cut out of white paper!
Dinosaur tail stomp
This game is great fun! Tie a long piece of string around one child’s waist with a balloon attached to the end. They must run around while the other children try to pop it!
Next up in our dinosaur themed games is cookie decorating. It’s always a good idea to have a couple of calmer party games up your sleeve just in case your dinos start getting a little too boisterous!
Cookie decorating is perfect because you can bake the cookies in advance and decorating them is fun for almost any age. All you need to decorate these cookies is a dinosaur cookie cutter like this one and some ready to roll icing in a variety of colours. Simply roll out your icing and get cutting!
For even more dinosaur cookie ideas, check out how to make these cool dinosaur fossil cookies using a basic cookie recipe and a dinosaur toy to make the footprints!
Make your own fossil cookies
Another great dinosaur activity is make your own fossil cookies! Simply make some cookie dough and use a toy dinosaur to stamp a footprint in the cookie before you bake it. Kids will love them!
This party game is brilliant for anyone with a sandpit in their garden (and good weather!) Bury some plastic bones in the sandpit and the kids have to dig up as many as they can find. Perfect for pretending you’re digging for real dinosaur bones!
Hot dinosaur egg
This is a dinosaur version of the party game ‘hot potato’! Pass a water balloon or an egg around the circle and whoever’s holding it when the music stops is out! Play until there’s only one person left.
Piñatas are one of our favourite party activities and we’ve got a great way to turn a traditional piÃ±ata into a fun dinosaur themed party game. Simply download our free printable stars and hide them inside your T-Rex piÃ±ata with all your sweets and toys.
Then each child takes it in turns to hit the piÃ±ata and whenever a star falls out, they win a special dinosaur-themed prize!
Dino egg and spoon race
This is a normal egg and spoon race… but pretend the egg is a dinosaur egg!
Guess how many dinosaur eggs
Fill a see-through container with mini chocolate eggs and get the children to guess how many there are. Whoever’s closest wins!
Hatch the dinosaur game
Hatch the dinosaur is a brilliant dinosaur party game to play on a budget as you don’t need much; just a pack of balloons, some confetti and about ten small dinosaur toys. Fill ten of your balloons with small dinosaur toys like these ones and some confetti, and then fill the rest with just confetti. (This is best done a couple of hours before the party because it can get quite fiddly).
When you shout go, the kids must pop as many balloons as they can to try and find all the dinosaurs. Whoever collects the most dinosaurs wins a prize! Make the game harder for older children by filling even more balloons with just confetti.
Dinosaur bone toss
Last but not least is dinosaur bone toss! This game needs to be played outside – grab a plastic dinosaur bone and see who can throw it the furthest!
Dinosaur hide and seek
Or how about a bit of dinosaur hide and seek? Inside of hiding a person, you hide a dinosaur bone like this one and whoever finds it wins a prize. This can be as easy or as hard as you make it, making it the perfect dinosaur party game for pre-schoolers and older children alike.
Another version of hide and seek is ‘extinct dinosaurs’. One person is chosen to be IT and hides (everyone else must close their eyes for 30 seconds while they find a hiding place). Then, the hunt for the extinct dinosaur begins! If you find them, you must hide with them until there is only one person left looking for the extinct dinosaur. Play until there’s only one player left (who becomes the next one to be IT).