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dinosaur party activity

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 as we enjoyed it.

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 dinosaur excavation site

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

Have your kiddo suit up in the vest that comes with this Excavation Kit and grab their own dig pass badge, which you can download below and customize with their name 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 or the full Excavation kit. 

dinosaur excavation tools and free dinosaur printables

Once you soak the egg in water for 5 minutes, you can 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. 

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Dinosaur dig up activity for kids

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  1. 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?

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