Dinosaurs - ROARing Good Time

This garden is great for kids to enjoy free play, roaring included. Using hardy plants is a must since dinosaurs (and kids) like to roam the garden. See the Dino’s Rock Magic Garden ideal for smaller kids (Click here for Dino Garden with Rocks). The combination of annuals and perennials lets kids plant new elements each year in the garden which gives them a sense of ownership in the adventure of gardening and helps redefine the prehistorical landscape each season.

Make the Magic Garden

Design
  • Should we create a home for the dinos?
  • What plants might the dinosaurs eat?
  • What should stay out all the time and what should come in at night?
Create
  1. Create the terrain
  2. Plant the plants the dinos like eat
  3. Build a watering hole
  4. Let the dinosaurs loose and have a roaring good time
Connect
  • What do you think it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth?
  • Would you like to meet a dinosaur?
  • How much food do you think a dinosaur eats?
Plants We Used
  • Kale – two types
  • Hosta
  • Day Lily
  • Purple Fountain Grass
  • Lettuce
  • Garden Moss
Materials We Used
  • Rocks
  • Bark
  • Log, Sticks/Branches
  • Watering Hole & Pebbles
  • Plants
  • Dinosaurs
  • Mulch
  • Pinecones
  • Grapevine Chirstmas Trees
Magic Basket
  • Action figures
  • Extra sticks
  • Rocks
  • Fire-pit
  • Trees
  • Birds
  • Other animals from the time period
  • What a Magic Basket?

More Cool Ideas for Dinosaurs

Got kids that love dinos? JoyMaster Lisa too. Here are some more creative ideas for your little monsters.

1Create a dino cemetery with plastic fossils. Kids can dig up bones or put them together like a puzzle.

2Create a cave for the dinos. Everyone needs a place to sleep and rest, why should the dinos be any different?

3Create a volcano to be the centerpiece of garden, even if it needs to come in at night. How totally cool if it could erupt? Science and nature, we love it.

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