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Prehistoric Dinosaur Theme Party Games

Prehistoric Dinosaur Theme Party Games #1: This is a great game that can passively last throughout the entire party. Print out several pictures of different dinosaurs on paper (see the Decorations section for resource ideas on obtaining images.) On each of the sheets of paper, write a different number or name bold enough to see easily. Place them throughout the party area, however, do not place all of them in easily found locations. Some of them can be in plain view (so that everyone can find a few) but most hide a bit out of site. Provide for each of your guests to have a copy of a list of all the images to find. Next to each of the image names, they are to write the number/name provided on each image sheet. The goal is to be the first to fill in all the answers by either knowing them outright, finding the poster or combinations thereof. You can also instruct them that all completed sheets can be turned in to you by a certain time, then a raffle can be held among all that are turned in for a prize. A third variation would be to offer a raffle ticket for each correct answer (the more they answer, the better chance they’ll have to win a prize at the raffle.)

Prehistoric Dinosaur Theme Party Games #2: Solve the mystery – mingling game. This is great to get guests mingling, but it’s also a low-key and low-stress game for you, the host. Before the party, you need to create a list of fun ‘caveman’ names (i.e. Trog, Grud, Thuk, Murd, etc.). Give each “character” a small factoid: What happened to them, a funny achievement, what they liked/disliked, etc. Now decide a “crime” – maybe someone stole the fire…or a sacred rock…or inadvertently lured a ferocious dinosaur to the cave endangering everyone? Choose one character name as the “Guilty” person. Now, write each character name and associated factoid on individual nametags. At the party, give each guest a nametag, pen and piece of paper. (Make sure the guilty person is given to SOMEBODY or there won’t be a mystery to solve!) Now let the guests know they need to write a list of names and facts as they meet the other guests at the event. As best as possible, let the guests know how many total guests are at the party, so they know if they have everyone. About 30 to 40 minutes after the guests have arrived, you will start announcing different factoids that will let the guests cross names off their list and discover who is guilty of the crime you’ve announced Example: “The guilty person is allergic to pterodactyl eggs.” The guests/players could then cross off their list the name associated with the possible fact “His favorite food is pterodactyl eggs.” Whoever guesses the correct guilty person is the winner.

Prehistoric Dinosaur Theme Party Games #3: Disguise plastic Easter eggs as Dinosaur eggs by putting black polka dots on them. Here are some fun variations on the standard (and NOT so standard) egg hunt:

Set ahead of time an order for egg color difficulty, based on the color of eggs you have. For example, yellow eggs are easiest to find, green eggs are next harder, red eggs are harder still to find and blue eggs are hidden in the most difficult places. Then, assign point values for each color (in the above example, the blue eggs would be worth more points than the yellow ones.) In this way, it isn’t the person who finds the most that wins, but rather the one with the most points.
Playing again with the color of eggs you have (hiding the eggs in a similar fashion as above), set the rules as NOT to find as many as you can, but rather one of each color. The first person that finds one egg of each color wins.
A third variation is to play it like poker. Someone who has found five red eggs has a flush. Perhaps two red and three green has been set as a full house. One of each color may be a straight. You can also utilize other unique color combinations (4 blues are four aces, 4 reds are four kings, etc.)
Inside your plastic eggs, put small pieces of paper with directions (as described later below.) First, hide the eggs in any way you choose (either the traditional way or a variation of any ideas so far listed). Then, once everyone has their eggs (and everyone firmly told NOT to open their eggs before you’ve given the go ahead) all the participants are to sit in a circle (wherever convenient and comfortable). Now each person (in turn, clockwise if you wish) is to open one egg and follow the directions written on the paper inside. Some examples of directions are listed below:
Pass the egg two people to the left
Hand the egg two the nearest female on your right
Hand the egg to the person sitting directly across from you
Pass the egg to the closest sibling on your left

(You get the idea. In this way, it’s not the one who collects the most eggs that is the winner, but rather the one who collects the most eggs once all the directions have been followed in turn. )
Here’s a different variation…make only paired colors ‘count.’ Conduct a traditional egg hunt but only award points to those that have a colored pair (two reds, two greens, etc.) If they have only one orange, for example, they are given no points – they must find another orange in order for the ‘find’ to ‘count.’ An added fun to this is watching all the trading go on during the hunt – so that the participants end up with matches (beware, the haggling at this time can get ruthless…)
A different variation on the poker theme is to use the found as currency. The more eggs you find, the more betting power you’ll have when the games begin.

Prehistoric Dinosaur Theme Party Games #4: Rescue the baby dinosaurs! Have small toy dinosaurs (inflatable ones work well, too) around the room – but no T-Rex’s… hang green streamers down from the ceiling with different lengths and at different distances apart from each other. The players must pass through the “vines” without touching them and rescue the baby dinosaurs before the T-Rex comes for them as they go through the room. For older players, have it timed so that players are encouraged to go quickly, increasing the level of difficulty. Also, for added difficulty, hang the ‘vines’ at different angles making it difficult to walk through…

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