Fathers Day Dino Breakfast and Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game Giveaway - Toronto Teacher Mom

Fathers Day Dino Breakfast and Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game Giveaway

Friday, June 17, 2011



Oh, my! I just realized Father's Day is two days away. This week has been so busy for me that I really haven't had much time to think about ways to celebrate. And seeing as my husband wants to spend the day golfing, then perhaps we can start off the day with a healthy, easy-to-make, Father's Day breakfast à la Dinosaur Train. Here are some neat ideas:

  • 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.
If you're kids like to draw, perhaps they can have them illustrate a menu. You can also discuss kitchen safety by pointing out jobs that kids can do and those that are best left to the adults. You can also show them a clip from Gilbert the Junior Conductor in which the Pteranadon Family enjoys eating breakfast on the Dinosaur Train. You can also read about ideas for a Dinosaur Train inspired herbivore picnic.

Then, everyone can gather around to play The Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game where players 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. This game is for 2 to 6 players and is geared towards children ages 4 and older. (SRP $12.00). Would you like to try it out? You can win one here on Toronto Teacher Mom.

One reader of Toronto Teacher Mom will a copy of the Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game. (approximately valued at $12). For your main entry, which is mandatory, visit the Dinosaur Train website and tell me which activity you think your child might like to do with dad this Father's Day. Leave your answer in a comment on this post along with a way to contact you if you win. (You need to click on the word "comments" at the bottom of this post to take you to the comment form.)

For additional entries, you may choose to do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry indicating what you have done. Include additional comments if indicated below.
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Contest ends June 24 at 10pm EST and is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be drawn.

And the winner is:

12. Heather R.


Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to o provide my U.S. readers with a chance to win a Dinosaur Train game.  Breakfast ideas courtesy of Dinosaur Train. I was not compensated in any way. The thoughts expressed in this post are strictly my own opinions.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. My child would love to do the dinosaur hand shadows activity with her Dad.

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  3. He'd like to do the dinosaur shadow puppets!
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  8. I htink she would like the dinosaur shadow puppets, shadow puppets have always been a hit in our household.

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  10. My daughter would love to do the Pterosaur Plane activity with her father

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  14. definitely the shadow puppets- they love anything in the dark that is fun! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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