All three dinosaurs stomped gently and roared quietly around the house. Wait, what?
Gently and quietly? Why on earth would children be quiet when they’re acting like dinosaurs?
I know, I was thinking the same thing!
Their lungs worked fine, their feet could stomp. It appeared they chose not to.
I asked the girls why they were quiet and all three shrugged at me and kept on playing.
Scratching my head, I wondered what I was missing and thought perhaps it might have been that they didn’t have costumes.
Confused, I decided to make them some printable dinosaur masks because I couldn’t think of any other reason why they weren’t being loud. Could you?
The girls were thrilled when I placed three different dino masks in front of them. I put the masks on for them, and almost instantly, my three girls roared louder and stomped loudly around the house.
I was relieved they were acting like real dinosaurs again and I put it down to the dinosaur masks I’d made for them.
I was wrong. I’ll tell you why in a minute.
Download your own dinosaur masks
You can download all the dinosaur masks below (plus colour-in versions). Then all you have to do is print, cut, tie string and play. Time to let your kids stomp, growl and play outside. RAWWWR!
Download them all
So, why were my little dinosaurs so quiet?
I asked the girls why they were so quiet before I gave them the masks. All three turned and stared at me, puzzled. I started acting out what they were doing. I felt like I was playing a game of charades.
My eldest looked at me strangely and said. ‘Oooooh! We weren’t dinosaurs.’
‘You weren’t?’ I asked confused again.
‘No, we were fairies.’
You may also like our dino straw toppers too!
I hope your little ones enjoy them!
ooooh SO COOL! (and kinda a bit scary… which is also cool! LOL)
Thanks Kate. That makes me feel awesome. Especially since your printables are the best in the business (seriously, so professional!)
So easy and fun!
Thanks so much Miss Kell. Sorry I haven’t commenting on your blog lately. I’ll get there, promise. xx
These are sooo cool! My kids – Dino Boy and Little Miss Q are going to go a bit wild over these 🙂
Danya Banya says
Wow, you made those printables? They are great! I have a little dino-loving girl here who would love playing with these. 🙂
Kate - An Everyday Story says
These are really awesome Penny. I wish my littles like dinosaurs. I’ve tried but they just aren’t into them….yet 🙂 I think a passion for dinosaurs is a childhood right of passage 😉
Jay @ Learning to play and playing to learn says
Your lucky kids, you are so creative. Thank you for sharing the wonder that is you!! I have a friend with a 2yr old having a birthday party soon, I think she will love these!
Thank you! My girls will love these! I’m pinning it so I remember when we are near a color printer!
Nae Peters says
Awesome & thankyou
Kate_Laughing Kids Learn says
These are AWESOME! My niece and nephew would love these and spend many hours scaring their grandma. I can see it now. LOL
These are great! Pinning & sharing 🙂
[email protected] says
How clever are you? Such fantastic printables and those pics just crack me up!!
Ness @ One Perfect Day says
Oh my goodness! So cool! I will be hearing lots of roars from my little dino tomorrow thanks to these.
You are so talented! What fabulous free printables!
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
These look great, so much fun to play with 🙂
Wonderful printables! You are so clever 🙂 My Chook would go mad for one of these masks and spend the entire afternoon scaring the pants off me!
Julia Reed says
Haha, I see the prehistric play was a success. Those were wonderful printables. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.
Mama Carmody says
I loved dinosaurs when I was young, too…ok…I STILL love dinosaurs. Can’t wait to make these masks with my great niece and nephews.
Penny Whitehouse says
I hope they love them. Kept I’m an in-the-closet dino fan too. Can you tell?
Brisbane Kids says
Wow, the masks look fantastic and really come to life. The kids would really enjoy them. This is a great way to let their imaginations run wild, and your daughters clearly had fun with them. I will have to try this myself, the kids will have so much fun.
Penny Whitehouse says
Thanks so much! I’m glad you like them. I hope your children like them as much as mine did!