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Dinosaur Recipes

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Dinosaur Delight

1/4 cup dirt (cocoa)
1/2 cup swamp water (milk with green food coloring)
2 cups crushed bones (sugar)
1/2 cup fat (butter)
2 cups dead grass (uncooked oatmeal)
1/2 cup squashed bugs (peanut butter)

Mix dirt and swamp water. Add crushed bones and fat. Boil about 3 minutes. Add squashed bugs and dead grass, and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir until mixture begins to thicken. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool, eat, and enjoy!

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Dinosaur Eggs

Hard-boil eggs and dye them green with food coloring. Use markers to speckle the eggs. Put the eggs in a "nest" (a basket filled with artificial grass). Invite the students to taste the "dinosaur eggs".

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Edible Volcano

Need: chocolate pudding; sugar cones; red icing, and dinosaur cereal.

Do: Make pudding (mud) according to directions. Cut-off the bottom of a sugar ice cream cone (volcano). Invite children to spoon "mud" into a bowl, then place "volcano" topside-down into "mud." Squeeze red icing (lava) onto the cone and decorate with dinosaur cereal (or could use dinosaur jelly candies).

Submitted by Debra. Thanks!

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Dinosaur Salad

Make a salad with as many green leafy vegetables as possible. Include such things as lettuce, broccoli, spinach leaves, and any other green vegetable you think students will eat. Explain to children that many of the dinosaurs were vegetarians, and ate only plants. Show pictures of them, and also explain that their teeth were blunt, where the meat eaters had sharp teeth.

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Pretzel Dinosaurs

Make soft pretzel dough (recipe below)---Let students shape a dinosaur of his liking. Bake and eat!

Soft Pretzels (makes 12)

1 cup warm water
1 package dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup flour

4 cups water
2 tbs. baking soda
2 tbs. coarse salt

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let stand for 10 minutes. Add the vegetable oil, salt and 1 1/2 cups flour. Stir togrther until thoroughly combined. Add remaining flour and knead dough for 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 1 hour. Divide the dough into 12 equal shapes and reform them into small balls. Let them rest for 15 minutes. Roll them into 18" lengths and form them into pretzel shapes or cut each length in half to make sticks. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In a large pot, place the baking soda and water to a boil. Let the pretzels rise for a 1/2 hour. Add the pretzels to the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove and place on a greased sheetpan. Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake for 12 minutes.

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Pretzel Dinosaur Bones

Using pretzel recipe above, have students make a dinosaur bone. Bake and eat!

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Dinosaur Sandwiches

Make open face dinosaur sandwiches by cutting dinosaur shapes from wheat bread. Spread with peanut butter or cheese spread and add raisin eyes.

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Dinosaur Cookies

Let students bake sugar cookies. Use cookie cutters to cut dinosaur shapes. Bake, cool, and let students decorate with different colored frostings.

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Dinosaur

Fashion a dinosaur by using pretzel sticks, wheat, rice or corn chex, and cheerios. Use peanut butter to make items stick to paper plate...then eat!

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Dinosaur Toast

Cut dinosaur shapes out of bread...cut cheese using same shaped dinosaur cutter. When bread is toasted, place the cheese slice on top and let melt slightly...then eat!

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Watermelon Dinosaur

Paint a watermelon with white tempera paint. Before students arrive at school, hide the watermelon on the playground. Talk to students about the sizes of chicken eggs compared to the size of a dinosaur egg. Go to the playground searching for a dinosaur egg. When children find the "dinosaur egg", take it inside and let the children watch as you wash off the sand or dirt. The children will see it changing colors and begin getting excited. As the color washes off, they will recognize what it really is---then you can cut the watermelon and eat it for snack or lunch.

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Dinosaur Eggs

Boil 4 eggs until they are hard-cooked. Gently tap the hard-cooked eggs all over till the shells crack. Do not take the shells off the eggs. In a small bowl stir together 3 cups cool water and 1 envelope unsweetened soft drink mix (choose bright colored mix). Add cracked eggs to the colored water and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator. Leave eggs in the bowl for 1 to 2 days. Remove the eggs and throw away the colored water. Peel the shells off the eggs. Your dinosaur eggs are ready to eat.

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T Rex Soup

At the end of our dinosaur unit, we make T-Rex soup. I just find a pork or beef bone that looks like a claw or foot! We use spaghetti sauce like Rago and cans of mixed vegetables. It tastes pretty good. The children have already learned that dinosaurs are extinct, but it's fun to pretend that we can eat "The king of dinosaurs"!

Submitted by Billie!--Thanks!

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