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There are so many fun treats with a dinosaur theme.  Check on Pinterest for more ideas! 

Dinosaur Shaped foods are pretty popular in stores from noodles to nuggets, but making your own fun food is a lot healthier so give these a try!

DINOSAUR BIRTHDAY CAKE:

Many moons ago (when my eldest turned 5 years old) I made this Birthday cake for his Dinosaur themed party! I can't recall the cake recipe but it was a rectangular cake which I then cut into a simple T-Rex shape.  I iced it green and used Tic-Tacs for toenails and teeth, and gumdrops for more scaly and delicious details.

LUNCH:

BREADSTICK BONES:

Ingredients: Refrigerated pizza dough r homemade pizza dough, Parmesan cheese, (Optional for a dipping sauce) a can of tomato sauce, dried or fresh herbs, garlic powder.
 
Step 1: Take the dough out of the can and spread it out on a lightly floured surface.  Take a knife (parent step) and cut out strips of the dough.

Step 2: Shape the strips’ ends to look like bones and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. 

Step 3: Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for about 13 minutes or until the breadsticks are lightly browned and ready to eat.

Step 4: (Optional but highly recommended) Make a simple dipping sauce by heating a small can of tomato sauce in a saucepan with about 1 tsp (or to taste) of garlic powder and some fresh chopped herbs or dried Italian herbs.

Step 5: Serve the bones with or without the tomato sauce for dipping!  Yum!

DESSERT: 

Say Cheese!

DINOSAUR TRACK COOKIES:

Make some sugar cookie dough (I used Marian Keye’s recipe from her Saved By Cake book) in advance to this Theme Day (usually sugar dough needs to sit in the fridge for 1 hour prior to using).  Once the dough is ready, roll it out on a lightly floured surface and use a circle cookie cutter or a clean soup can to make circle cookies!  Pre-clean some plastic dinosaur toys from your kids’ collection and have your kids press the feet into a bowl of flour and then press them onto the circle cookies!  Let your children have fun making dinosaur prints all over the cookies to create a fossil like impression!  Lightly, sprinkle with cinnamon before baking to give them a more earthy look!

Dinosaurs


Fun Food ideas 

​​​DINOSAUR TOPPED CUPCAKES:

Make your favourite cupcakes (we happened to have some un-iced ones in the freezer which I pulled out for this idea.  The cupcakes are from this recipe: Canadian Living Easy Vanilla Cupcakes —without the optional vanilla bean.  Frost your cupcakes with your favourite icing, and then set cleaned plastic dinosaur toys on top for an easy decorating idea.

SNACK TIME:
T-REX CHEESE SNACK:

Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, pretzels, circle crackers, small dill pickles, olives (or substitute your child’s favourite dried fruits or fresh veggies).

Step 1: Cut two rectangles from the cheese and place them on your child’s plate like an open mouth.

Step 2: Set a small round cracker above one of the cheese slices as an eye and dot it with a piece of cut olive.

Step 3: Use a small slice of dill pickle as the nostril and set it at the tip of the top cheese slice.

Step 4: Break apart pretzel pieces to create the teeth and set them inside the mouth shape.

Step 5: Serve to your child!