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Your kids will love this Dinosaur Dig Up Egg Activity. Print off these free excavation kit printables, including a dinosaur dig pass, and you’re set for hours of fun.

Dinosaur dig up activity for kids

It’s no lie my oldest is very fond of dinosaurs. We’ve had a three-rex dinosaur third birthday party and one year our holiday card was all about the dinosaurs.

We have also decorated our home with this dinosaur home decor and wrapped Christmas gifts with these dinosaur gift tags

When Mindware gave us the opportunity to test out their Dig it Up! The Big Egg activity, we jumped at the chance. We love any and all dinosaur activities for kids. 

This dinosaur activity would be so much fun for a birthday party, a play date, or simply a Saturday at home like we enjoyed it.

dinosaur party activity

I also took it as an opportunity to create some fun dinosaur printables that I’m sharing with you today for free. 

dinosaur excavation site

Set up the Excavation Site

It only takes a few minutes to set up this dinosaur digging activity. 

Have your kiddo suit up in the Explorer Vest and grab their own dig pass badge, which you can download below and customize with their name on it by filling in the form fields with Adobe Reader (free software). 

Dinosaur Dig Up Free Printables

You might have an old conference badge lying around, but if not you can get these vertical badge holders and lanyard online or at a local office supply shop.

The Excavation Site sign and the Party Like a Dinosaur sign add some additional rawr-some vibes to the activity. 

free dinosaur party sign

You’ll want to place down some newspaper or use a tray because this activity is a little messy! I liked the little mat that came with the Excavation Tools set.

The dinosaur egg itself comes with a chisel, but I recommend getting the extra tool set. 

dinosaur excavation tools and free dinosaur printables

Once you soak the egg in water for 5 minutes, you are all set to start excavating. 

dinosaur dig activity with kids

dinosaur excavation activity

Download the Free Dinosaur Dig Up Printables

Want these free dinosaur printables for your own fun? All you need to do is sign up for my email list in the form below and you’ll receive these in your inbox. You’ll also gain access to all of the free printables on my site via the Printable Library. 


Be sure to share your dinosaur dig up photos using these printables with me on Instagram by tagging me, @elvamdesign or using the hashtag #elvamdesignstudio

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Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! Sign up for my email list to enjoy all the free printables.


  1. Kaitlin Kohl Reply

    Such a cute idea! I love everything about this!! I would love to snag these printables for my son’s upcoming dinosaur dig birthday party, but they aren’t in your library. How can I access them?

    • If you fill out the form on the page, they will be sent right to your inbox. But good catch! I will get them added to the printable library.

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