dinoFOUR!

Our little dinosaur turned four this year!  And once again he asked for a dinosaur birthday party. How long will this obsession last?  :)
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We kept it simple.  He's four.  He likes dinosaurs.  He likes his friends.  Simple.
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Here's my birthday boy, enjoying his simple yellow cake, topped with dinosaur toys and four candles. Easy to please.  Love him!
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INVITATION
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THE ARRIVAL
His guests were greeted by his new favorite dinosaur, T-Rex!
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My daughters read the children dinosaur stories while we waited for everyone to arrive.
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DINO MUSEUM
Robbie set up his very own Dinosaur Museum. :) The one and only exhibit included his personal collection of dinosaurs. He was excited to show his friends!
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PALEONTOLOGY FUN!
We did this last year, but Robbie insisted that we go on another dinosaur egg hunt. Here is the recipe I used:
INGREDIENTS
2 and 1/2 cups Flour
2 and 1/2 cups Dirt
1 cup Sand
1 and 1/2 cups Salt
Water
small toy dinosaurs (one per egg)
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DIRECTIONS
Mix together all dry ingredients. (except for the toys)  :)
Gradually add water until the mixture holds together.
Shape a handful of dough around one of the small toys and form into an egg shape.
Place the eggs onto a cookie sheet covered with foil.
Let them sit in a dry place until they are dry (about 4 days).
In a rush, I have also placed them into a warm oven to speed up the drying process.
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We made our way into the Ice Age. I simply placed small dinosaur toys into an ice tray, added water, and froze them overnight.  The children had a race to see who could free their dinosaur first.  Honestly, they could have cared less that there was a race.  They just enjoyed watching the ice melt and the dinosaurs appear.  :)
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DIY TERRARIUM
They each made their own dino terrarium.  Started with a mason jar, a scoop of pebbles, a layer of Spanish moss, a cup of soil, a small rock or twig, and their dinosaur discoveries from earlier.  Nothing too complex, they are four years old.  :)
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TAKE-A-WAY
Robbie's guests all went home with their own exploration bag (a small garden tool tote found at the 99cent store). We tucked surprises into every pocket:  dinosaur toys, sweet treats and there was even room for their new dino terrarium.

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