You might think that it's not very nice for parents to pull pranks on their kids, but then again, you haven't seen Dinovember. It's a project of Refe Tuma and his wife, and it is really creative and adorable. At night, the parents set up their kids' toy dinosaurs in a variety of different scenes and activities.
In the morning, the children find them in the midst of activities from the night previous— drawing, painting, recording albums, or even making mischief.
To the kids, the toys are a source of inspiration but also, funnily enough, sometimes mild worry. Once, after the dinosaurs had made a mess with some food, Tuma heard his two daughters whispering, "Uh-oh. Mom and Dad aren't going to like this."
dinovember food mess
But the band of plastic partiers has also been found scrubbing up a mess, which is certainly not a bad lesson for the kids.
Outside of the Dinovember house, people on social media are huge fans of the project. Tuma's Twitter account is overrun with people raving about what an amazingly creative project it is.
A Dinovember Fan
And the reason? Tuma writes, "...in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don't want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world's questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery... Childhood is fleeting, so let's make sure it's fun while it lasts." That's a really great message, and a really fun trick.
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