Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ideas for a Special Father's Day and A Dinosaur Train Giveaway


How about celebrating this Father’s Day Dino-Style?

Father’s Day Dino Breakfast Menu ideas and “The Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game” Giveaway from The Jim Henson Company and Pressman Toy!

June 19 is Father’s Day, and the clan from Dinosaur Train would love to help you celebrate!

Why not kick off Father’s Day starting with a special Dino Breakfast, made especially for Dad!    Then, Buddy recommends that everyone have some Dino Fun and play The Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game.  

So to start the day, here are some healthy, easy-to-make menu ideas to prepare with your child! Explain that he/she is going to help to prepare a special breakfast for Dad that could be served Aboooooooooard – the Dinosaur Train!

T Rex Footprint Pancakes – with adult help, children shape the batter into the large three-toed feet of a Tyrannosaurus.

Paleontologist Pancakes – make small pancakes, then stack them up 5 or 6 high (maybe putting apple sauce or sour cream between them), and hiding “fossils” between the layers – the fossils being pieces of strawberry, banana slices, chocolate chips, and so on.

Stegosaurus Smoothie – a colorful, healthy fruit smoothie made with a blend of yogurt, a frozen banana, and any other fruit you wish.  Serve it on a dish with a rim.  In the middle of the dish, place a line of triangular fruit pieces – such as pineapple, apples, or cantaloupe.  These little fruity triangles will look like the plates on a stegosaurus’ back.

Triceratops Eggs – scrambled eggs that have “horns” sticking out of them – made of breadsticks.

Your child can write and design the menu to announce all the tasty food they will be serving (You can help your younger ones to do the writing, of course!)  And before preparing any food, have a discussion about safety in the kitchen.  What are some jobs that are good for kids to do?  What jobs should be handled by an adult?

You can also show your child a clip from Gilbert the Junior Conductor in which the Pteranadon Family enjoys eating breakfast on the Dinosaur Train at the following link: http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/activities/artscraftscooking/dinobreakfast.html
http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/activities/artscraftscooking/dinobreakfast.html

Then, everyone can gather round to play The Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game!  (FOR MY REVIEW OF THIS SUPER FUN GAME, PLEASE GO HERE.) In this game, players will choose a character – Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, Cory, Tank or Mr. Conductor – and try to move the fastest along the tracks.  Speed through the three dinosaur eras: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous along the beautiful scenery.  Special Stopwatch spaces will help you get closer to the nest, while Dinosaur Crossing spaces will send you back.  The first player to reach the nest area in the center of the board wins. (For 2 to 6 players ages 4+; SRP $12.00).

 What I Can Tell You: This really is a great game. We received it November of last year and still play it weekly. My kids love it!


The Giveaway: 1 Winner will receive a Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game

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