Monday, April 11, 2011

The Dinosaur Train Hatches New Ideas for Easter Fun! (GIVEAWAY)

Everyone’s favorite dinosaurs from the PBS KIDS hit television series, Dinosaur Train, are ready to celebrate Easter with you and your kids! How about making some yummy homemade treats with a Dinosaur Train theme? It’s easy to do when you have a Dinosaur Train Cake Decorating Set


… or Dinosaur Train Cupcake Rings, featuring Buddy and Tiny, from DecoPac!


And here’s another fun idea that my kids got to try. With Dinosaur Train Hatchers, kids can watch the characters from Dinosaur Train hatch from eggs and grow 4x their size! Here’s what the process looks like:


My kids loved trying out a Dinosaur Train Hatcher. Unfortunately, I dropped it on the floor when I took it out of the packaging, so the top of the egg broke off, just like a real egg! However, it’s actually good because it enables you to see how small the dinosaur was before we got started:


After two days in the water, our dinosaur had definitely grown!


If you don’t break the egg like I did, you’ll be able to see the dinosaur actually crack his way out of the egg. Fun!

Here’s another fun Easter goody from Dinosaur Train: If you’ve got an iPhone, iPod or iPad, you’ll want to get the Dinosaur Train Eggspress application for just $2.99! This game challenges your child to find and match dinosaur eggs and then reunite dinosaur families while progressing through three different time periods. Your child will discover real flora and fauna from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras. Along the way, Buddy and the Conductor reveal mystery dinosaur hatchlings, fun dinosaur facts, and an adorable Dinosaur Baby Book. If your kids are dinosaur-crazy, the Dinosaur Train Eggspress application is a must-have.

The hit television series Dinosaur Train® airs daily on PBS KIDS® (check local listings).

LINKS

Dinosaur Train on PBS: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/
The Jim Henson Company: www.henson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hensoncompany
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hensonparents
Cake Ideas: www.cakes.com

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Easter holiday with Dinosaur Train, The Jim Henson Company is offering a Dinosaur Train Cake Decorating Set and Dinosaur Train Cupcake Rings from DecoPac to one lucky winner! To enter, leave a comment describing the best cake or cupcake you’ve ever made! You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries when you... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Follow Henson Parents (@hensonparents) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet up to three times each day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

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- Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Monday, April 25, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, For Their Future!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary Dinosaur Train Hatcher to facilitate my candid review. No financial or other compensation was provided.

139 comments:

  1. The hatching dinosaur is a fantastic idea! From the way my kids like watching seedlings and look at insects in jars, these dinosaurs would be fascinating to them. Thanks for the information!

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  3. I made icing stuffed cupcakes once with a betty crocker recipe. They were a hit!

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  13. For my daughter's birthday a few years ago I made a pizza cake. A large round cake with white frosting. The kids helped me assemble the cake by spreading raspberry jam on the top, squiggling more white frosting for cheese and then adding circles cut out of red fruit roll-ups as the pepperoni! It was tasty and cute.

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  101. The best cake I decorated was a Monster Jam cake for my sons 6th birthday.

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  110. The best cake I ever made was for my daughter for her 2nd birthday. It was Dora and she loved it! Plus it was so much fun to see her and my 3 year old daughter digging into it with there hands when they thought no one was looking. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  116. i made a care bear cake for my daughters 1st birthday. i think that was the most creative i ever got
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  131. The best cake I ever made was an ice cream cake! It was for a baby shower & it was all different shades of blue plaid!

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