Five for Friday

It's FRIDAY {insert happy dance here}!  We've had a busy week in homeschool so I'm linking up with Kacey again for her Five for Friday linky!

What boy doesn't love dinosaurs?  My oldest's recent birthday party was totally dino-mite!  Here are a few pictures of his fun day.
These dino balloons were a simple, cute (and cheap) decoration.  They did take a little time to take but the kids loved them.                                           

When each kiddo arrived, they grabbed a dinosaur hat (that I found at Dollar Tree) and some foam feet (that I made for the kids).  Then picture on the left is just a T-Rex bean bag toss I painted.  The bean bags looked like steaks but I forgot to take a pic, lol!

Here's my birthday boy in his hat!  Isn't he the sweetest??

Here's a pic of our table set up.  By the way, I have to brag for a hubby made my table and bench, isn't it amazing??  I painted and recovered our chairs.  Anyways, I usually keep things simple and pick a few theme colors to run with and that's what I did here.

Here's the last pic, my fellas both helped me make paper mache eggs.  We used flour, water, and newspaper to cover balloons.  After they dried, I poked a small hole in them and stuffed them with some small plastic dinosaurs.  I spray painted the eggs and then at the party the kids got to hunt for and open an egg!

So one of my birthday boy's gifts was a Dinosaur Sticker Encyclopedia (love whoever thought of these!) and it has been the inspiration for our recent unit.  We are knee deep in learning about dinosaurs and loving it! My oldest is reading the book, putting on the stickers (instant motivation to stay focused when reading), and then is writing facts about the dinosaurs he's read about.

One fun project we did this week was to make salt dough dinosaur imprints.  The dough was so easy to make, just mix up 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of water.  We rolled it out onto wax paper.

And used these plastic dinos from the Target dollar section to make imprints.


After microwaving the dough in twenty second increments (microwave then cool and repeat) until hardened, then we painted our dough imprints.  We used a bright green on ours.

Then of course, we had to make a dinosaur inspired snack!  We made Rice Krispie treats and threw in some chocolate chips to make them look a little speckled.

 We didn't have an egg mold or anything so we just greased up our hands a tiny bit and then molded them into eggs (or you'll have a super sticky me...I forgot this step at first!!)  These were a super yummy treat!

Finally, something that's not dinosaur related...although I do plan to share lots more about what we are learning later.  I got some of my spring decorations up and they are making me feel so cheery!!

My kiddos keep informing me that bunnies do not lay eggs, lol!  They think I should change this decoration, haha!

Love this banner that I printed for free from Whimsicle Design Studio!

And this adorable printable was free from Sandy Toes and Popsicles!

This last one came from Yellow Bliss Road and I am in LOVE with it!

Well that's all for now friends, I hope you have a terrific weekend!!


  1. What a super cute dinosaur party. I have girls, but I bet they would still love those balloons and fossils.
    Kovescence of the Mind

    1. Thanks Sarah! The girls loved all the dino stuff at the party just as much as the boys! =)

  2. Wow! what a fun dinosaur party. I only have girls. This weekend, we are having a Frozen party.
    My Fabulous Class

    1. Thanks Kelly, I hope that Frozen party is a blast! My boys love Frozen too, mostly Olaf but they enjoy the movie! =)

  3. I love your salt-dough fossil activity! I've done something similar where I hide a toy dino in a salt-dough/coffee grounds egg that they have to break open. Your idea is great, because it's something that they can take home!

    1. Thank you! They love these little "treasures" that they can keep! =)


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