ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Create Your Own Red Carpet Event

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Create Your Own Red Carpet Event

Dinosaur Train fans get ready for a fantastic new ride into the big city!   PBS KIDS’ popular show DINOSAUR TRAIN is launching its second season in August, and to kick it off, PBS KIDS is airing a one-hour DINOSAUR TRAIN movie special called Dinosaur Big City on Monday, August 22nd!

My excited children and a group of their friends enjoyed a sneak peek of the new Dinosaur Big City adventure at a movie preview event today.  What a treat!

The parent paparazzi was in full force as our own stars walked the red carpet.  Some guests were dressed as fancy as it gets and others were decked out in their favorite dinosaur gear.

Our guests were greeted to a fine swag bag that included clapping noise makers for the exciting parts of the show and play sized character figurines for acting out their favorite scenes.

The theme of Dinosaur Big City is based on research from scientific advisors who help DINOSAUR TRAIN bring history to life and make science fun and accessible for kids. Laramidia – the “Dinosaur Big City” – describes an island continent that existed during the Late Cretaceous period and stretches from 
modern-day Alaska to Mexico.

During the feature the kids watched as Buddy and his Pteranodon family journeyed on the Dinosaur Train with the theropod friends to the big Theropod Club Convention in Laramidia, the “Dinosaur Big City.” Along the way they met Mayor Kosmoceratops and helped King Cryolophosaurus overcome stage fright.

Our movie critics enjoyed this new adventure with many of their favorite dinosaur characters.  They also enjoyed popcorn and lemonade (smiles!).  After the movie the kids brainstormed awards they would give the show based on their favorite parts of each episode.  They wrote their award titles on paper certificates (an effort to sneak in a little writing activity - wink!).

To read more about the content of Dinosaur Big City, the creators of the movie, or the airing schedule check out the article here.  Also, be sure to check out your local PBS listings to figure out what time the movie will be showing in your area on Monday, August 22nd!

A BIG thanks, from our little crew, to PBS KIDS (and their marketing co.) for providing us with all the gear, goodies, and giveaways for a special red carpet morning.  The idea to host this sneak peek preview event was theirs, and such a fun idea for an out of the ordinary celebration. One we hope to recreate again sometime.  


  1. Just found your blog and love it!! How creative of your own red carpet event!! I hope you took lots of pictures.

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  3. How fun! My little boy LOVES Dinosaur Train and would really enjoy something like that. I've already set to DVR it on Monday, but now I think I'll have to do something more fun to make it extra special! Thanks for the great idea!
    - Rachel