Dinosaur Party Games That Are Dino-Mite!

If you’re looking for a wild and exciting way to bring the world of dinosaurs to life at your next kid’s party, you’re in the right place. I’m sharing all the dinosaur party games we prepared for our own children’s parties.

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Written by Noel Mifsud

Last Updated: May 14, 2024  |  6 min Read

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Find detailed breakdowns for each game, including the benefits they offer, the intensity level of physical exertion, age appropriateness, suggested playtime, number of players, and the materials needed.

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1. Dino Balloon Pop

Hand-eye coordination, turn-taking, excitement
5 years+
3 (low): ice breaker
4+
10 minutes
Balloons, darts, small dinosaur-themed toys or candies

How to play

Fill balloons with small dinosaur-themed toys or candies before inflating them. Create a balloon wall, and kids take turns popping balloons with darts to reveal their surprise. Each child keeps the contents of the balloon they pop.

2. Dino Bowling

Gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination
3 years +
4 (low/medium): active game
2+
10-15 minutes
Plastic dinosaur figurines, soft ball

How to play

Set up a dinosaur-themed bowling alley using plastic dinosaur figurines as pins and a soft ball as the bowling ball. Kids take turns rolling the ball and trying to knock down as many “dinosaurs” as possible.

3. Pterodactyl Egg Toss

Throwing & catching, teamwork, coordination
5 years+
5 (medium): active game
4+ (even numbers)
10 minutes
Water balloons, open outdoor space

How to play

Kids pair up and stand at increasing distances from each other. They take turns tossing a “pterodactyl egg” (a water balloon) to their partner. The last pair with an intact egg wins.

4. Dinosaur Memory Game

Memory skills, concentration, cognitive abilities
3 years+
1 (low): calming down game
2+
10-20 minutes
Dinosaur-themed memory cards

How to play

For this game, you’ll create pairs of cards with images of different dinosaurs on them. You can buy ready made ones shown below. Arrange the cards face down and have the children take turns flipping them over to find matching pairs.

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5. Dino Egg Spoon Race

Balance, coordination, gross motor skills.
4 years+
7 (medium/high): active game
4+
10-20 minutes
Plastic eggs, spoons

How to play

Set up an egg and spoon race, but with a twist. Children must balance dinosaur eggs (plastic eggs filled with small toys or candies) on their spoons as they race to the finish line. The first one to cross without dropping the egg wins.

6. Fossil Freeze Dance

Gross motor skills, creativity, listening skills
3 years+
6 (medium): active game
3+
15 minutes
Dinosaur-themed music

How to play

Play freeze dance with a dinosaur twist. Kids dance to dinosaur-themed music, but when the music stops, they must freeze in a dinosaur pose. The last one moving is out, and the game continues until only one child remains.

7. Dino Dig Site

Stimulates imagination, sensory exploration, curiosity
3 years+
3 (low): ice breaker
Any number
20 minutes
Sandpit, dinosaur toys, brushes, and tools

How to play

Create a mini archaeological dig site with a sandpit. Bury dinosaur toys and fossils in the sand, and provide children with brushes and tools to excavate their discoveries. The child who finds the most fossils wins a prize.

8. Dino Quiz Show

Knowledge retention, teamwork, critical thinking skills
6 years+
1 (low): calming down activitiy
4+
20 minutes
Dinosaur-related questions, paper for scoring

How to play

For this game, you’ll prepare a set of dinosaur-related questions with varying levels of difficulty. Divide the children into teams, and take turns asking questions. Teams earn points for correct answers, and the team with the most points at the end wins a prize. Use our Dinosaur Trivia questions and answers.

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9. Dinosaur Fact or Fiction

Encourages learning, critical thinking, discussion about dinosaurs
5 years+
1 (low): calming down activitiy
3+
10-20 minutes
List of dinosaur facts and myths

How to play

In this game, you’ll present a mix of facts and myths about dinosaurs. Kids take turns guessing whether each statement is true (fact) or false (fiction). This game is not only fun but also educational, as it allows children to learn interesting facts about dinosaurs. Check out our dinosaur fact or fiction sheet.

10. Dino Bingo

Enhances attention, visual recognition, social interaction
4 years+
1 (low): calming down activitiy
2+
20 minutes
Dinosaur bingo cards

How to play

Create or buy bingo cards with different dinosaur species instead of numbers. Use small dinosaur figurines as markers, and call out the names of the dinosaurs. The first child to complete a row shouts “DINO!” and wins a prize.

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Final Thoughts About Dinosaur Party Games

And there you have it, a roaring success of dinosaur party games that your kids are sure to love!

Our adventures in creating unforgettable moments with these games have been nothing short of a prehistoric blast.

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