4 cups popped popcorn
2 cups mini dinosaur grahams
2 cups corn cereal squares
1 1/2 cup dried pineapple wedges
1 (6 oz.) pkg. dried fruit bits
Butter flavored non-stick cooking spray
1 Tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup yogurt covered raisins
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine popcorn, grahams, cereal,
and fruit bits in large bowl; mix lightly. Transfer to 15 x 10
jellyroll pan. Spray mixture generously with cooking spray.
cinnamon, and nutmeg in small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the
sugar mixture over popcorn mixture; toss lightly to coat. Spray
again with additional cooking spray. Add remaining sugar
mixture, mix lightly.
Bake snack mix 10
minutes, stirring after 5 minutes. Cool completely in
pan on wire rack. Add raisins; mix lightly. Makes 12 (3/4 cup)
Toast wheat bread.
Use dinosaur cookie
cutters to cut bread into dinosaur shapes.
shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Add triangular tortilla chips for his spikes. A half a banana
cut lengthwise for the neck and raisins for eyes.
Make soft pretzel
dough and let each child shape a bone. Bake; then eat.
Or use canned biscuits which can also be rolled into dinosaur
1 stick margarine
6 c Crispix cereal
1 c. cocktail peanuts or mixed nuts
2 C. pretzel sticks
1 t. seasoning salt
2 t. worchestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt the margarine in a 15" by 1O"x
Remove the pan from the oven. Stir in seasoning soft and
sauce. Add cereal, nuts and pretzels. Mix to coat Bake 1 hour
frequently. Spread on paper towels to cool.
Make them the same
as you would regular deviled eggs.
Explain to the children that dinosaurs laid eggs.
pistachio pudding mix according to the directions on the package.
Cut fruit into bite size pieces. Dip fruit and marshmallows
and use as a dip. Or let children dip graham crackers in the
chocolate pudding with white chocolate chips and place
in a clear plastic cup. Top off with crushed cookie crumbs. Have
children pretend they are going on a dinosaur dirt dig and
bones (the white chocolate chips). Their spoons are their
Cut bananas in half,
spread with melted butterscotch chips,
and dip in graham crackers.
Let children taste
both celery and smoked sausage. Discuss meat and
plant eaters and that some dinosaurs ate meat and others didn't.
Ask children what type of eaters they would be considered.
Mix the following
1/4 cup dirt (cocoa),
1/2 cup swamp water (milk with green food coloring),
2 cups crushed bones (sugar),
1/2 cup fat (butter)
Boil above ingredients for 3 minutes then add 2 cups dead grass
(uncooked oatmeal) and 1/2 cup squashed bugs (peanut butter)
stir till melted. Remove from heat and stir until it starts to
Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let cool.
Hard boil eggs.
After they are cooked...crack them...leave the shells on.
Put the cracked hard boiled egg in food coloring with water, or
Egg color (still in the shell). Leave for a few min. Remove from
and peel the shell... the color has taken where the crack
in the shell was while the rest stay white.
Make Jell-O dinosaur
eggs. Use the Jell-O Easter egg
molds and put a fruit dinosaur snack in the middle!
To make, give each
child one quarter of a banana on a plate. Allow them to
spread peanut butter on the curved side of the banana; then place
a row of
candy corns in the peanut butter to resemble stegosaurus spikes.
add a dash of "swamp grass" by sprinkling green-tinted coconut
around the banana.
Mix together the
twigs: 5-7 stick pretzels
leaves: 3-5 lettuce leaves
grass: handful of sprouts
hot lava: spoonful of dressing.
Brown/Green Tempera paint (mixed thick)
Paint watermelon, allow it
to dry, and then hide the egg on the playground.
Let children search for the egg. Not sure if the watermelon
is still edible once you paint it...use your own judgement.
2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
Mix everything together in a medium bowl. Pretend you are a
Brachiosaurus hiding in a swamp from a fierce meat-eating
Gather a package of
graham crackers and chewy candy dinos.
Crumble the crackers and mix in candy. Place a scoop of the
in a cup for each child and using a spoon they have to hunt for
Prep time: 15 min.
2 C milk
2 ripe bananas
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 pt vanilla frozen low-fat yogurt
Mix all in blender and pour into paper cups.
For that added touch, add green food coloring.
tinted with green food coloring and an assortment of fresh
Buy a box of ice
cream cones and have each child bite off the tip.
Let the children drizzle frosting in red, orange, and yellow for
"lava" coming down the sides. Set the volcano in chocolate
(for the land) and add gummy dinosaurs around the base.