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Triceratops… eh, Triceratops – fun Dino Park episode for kids

Tricerasnot… eh, Triceratops – fun Dino Park episode for kids

Triceratops was a dinosaur with horns on its head. But what was the purpose of the different horns? Find out the unbelievable truth in this episode of Dino Park – fun dinosaur facts for kids with Daddy Donut. Tiny T. rex pays a visit too!

The song in this episode is ‘Trixie Triceratops’ and is featured on my debut album ‘DINOSAUR SONGS’, available from CD Baby.



  • The name ‘Triceratops’ comes from the Greek language, with ‘tri’ meaning three and ‘keratops’ meaning horned face.

  • Triceratops lived in the late Cretaceous Period (around 65 million years ago).
  • The Triceratops is one of the most easily recognizable dinosaurs due to its large body, unique frill and three horns.

  • It needed its three horns to try and protect itself from the Tyrannosaurus Rex which lived during the same time period.

  • It is believed that fully grown Triceratops were about 8m (26ft) in length, 3m (10ft) in height and weighed anywhere between 6 to 12 tons.

  • The skull of a Triceratops alone could grow over 2m (7ft) in length.

  • The Triceratops was a plant eating (herbivore) dinosaur.

  • The first known fossils to be that of a Triceratops were horns attached to a partial skull, found near Denver, Colorado in 1887.

  • Triceratops had anywhere between 400 and 800 teeth, although only a small percentage of these were in use at any one time as they were constantly replaced throughout its lifetime.

  • Triceratops was represented in the popular Transformers toy line and animated series as Slag, an Autobot that could transform into a Triceratops form.

  • The US state of Wyoming lists the Triceratops as its state dinosaur.



Here is a link to the dinosaur exhibiton where I made Dino Park:

This dinosaur museum is located outside Kalmar, Sweden where I live.



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Stegosaurus – the bus of the Jurassic

I’m very excited to bring you the first episode of DINO PARK, my new Youtube series for kids. The first episode is about a famous herbivore called Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus was named the ‘roof lizard’ because of its back plates. But what were the plates for? Well, Stegosaurus was probably the bus of the Jurassic as it’s back plates formed a saddle for smaller dinosaurs who wanted to catch a ride with Stegosaurus. True? Well, watch for yourselves…

Stegosaurus – the bus of the Jurassic

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DINO PARK Teaser – Fun Dinosaur Facts for Kids.

I’m excited to announce that I will be producing a whole series of short programmes for my Youtube channel starting May 2015. It’s called ‘Dino Park’ and each episode will feature fun dinosaur facts for kids filmed at ‘A World of Dinosaurs Adventure Park‘ in Sweden.

I’ve only produced the intro clip so far. Check it out!

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Swedish for Beginners #1 – “Korv”

Hello kids!

I’m proud to presents the first lesson in my language course SWEDISH FOR BEGINNERS (and silly people). Now you have the chance to learn a bit of Swedish in a fun and simple way. The footage for this first episode was filmed during the summer of 2013 when I was visited by my dear friend Mr. America from America. He agreed to be my guest and together we improvised and ended up with a bunch of clips. In this first lesson you will learn how to order a sausage in Swedish. Good luck with your Swedish!

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Swedish for Beginners – Kids and other Illiterates

Coming soon on Youtube: “Swedish for Beginners with Daddy Donut”. The aim of the course is to equip kids with some sort of fragmented knowledge of the Swedish language. Basic vocabulary and structures in Swedish are studied. The emphasis is on practical, spoken Swedish. That said, it doesn’t matter if you learn Swedish or not, the important thing is to have fun. First lesson: “Korv” (sausage). [UPDATE: Watch the first episode here.]


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Dino Blues Music Video in the Making

Brachiosaurus_in_the_dollhouseI’ve recorded a new dinosaur music video. This time it’s for ‘Dino Blues’, a song describing a strange day when I woke up and there was a dinosaur at my door. It was my first pet dinosaur and it wasn’t long before it began tearing up the house. 

To shoot the video I borrowed a dollhouse from the seven-year-old girl of one of my friends. They were going away on vacation to Thailand so I had plenty of time to play around with the dinosaurs in the dollhouse. But I procrastinated too long and one day I got a text message saying they were on their way home and that the girl wanted her dollhouse back right away. I only had about two hours to scramble, set everything up and shoot the video. I was angry with myself because I had imagined taking a whole day filming and doing it right. But then, my other videos for kids have been done very much on the spur of the moment and they turned out all right.

Anyway, I got all the scenes I wanted, but afterwards I was dissapointed to see that one of the best scenes I shot never got filmed. It was a brachiousaurs munching on a Christmas tree, flipping it over, banging a door open to reveal the terrified owner of the house and then just pulling the Christmas tree out of the door. I must have hit pause when I was supposed to hit the record button (it’s the same button). Well, well. That’s how it goes when you are making kids music videos Daddy Donut style. Just grab the camera and go! I hope to get some time to edit the music video for ‘Dino Blues’ soon. It’s gonna be so much fun and I can’t wait to let you kids watch it.


/Daddy Donut

UPDATE! Here it is.

Dino Blues Music Video in the Making

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Amazing T-rex illusion

Amazing T-rex illusion

There is a Youtube video going around with a paper T-rex that seems to turn its head as you walk past it. Check it out.

You can actually download the T-rex for printout and make your own T-rex illusions at home with your kids. Here are the direct links:

GreenT-Rex image

Red T-rex

Blue T-rex

And here is what the filmmaker writes about the video.

This is based on the famous dragon illusion which was inspired by Jerry Andrus. I’ve always wanted to try this illusion with several of these at once. I wanted to use 20 or 30 but after I tried a test with only 12, I realized 20 or 30 was going to be too many. So another thing I’ve always wanted to try was to have a large version. The original file was about 9 feet X 9 feet. I had to split the image into 4 files so the printer as my local print shop could print it. I traced all of the pieces on cardboard which I used to build a support structure for the prints. I used small pieces of cardboard and hot glue to make the structure really solid. One problem that I had was that the paper for the large dragon was really shiny. So if you look closely you can see the reflection of the eyes on the “top” and side panels. I bought some matte spray to try and minimize the reflections. It worked a little. Over all I was happy with the results.

The t-rex design is an original design used with the Gathering for Garder 3D dragon template. The original 3D template design (dragon) was inspired by the work of Jerry Andrus to celebrate Gathering for Gardner 3.

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The Dinovember Song

When I discovered Dinovember I was blown away. It was just so great to see how parents Refe and Susan Tuma’s used their creativity to let their kids experience a sense of wonder and excitement about some plastic toy dinosaurs. The same day I found the Dinovember website I started writing a song called “The dinosaurs come alive at night”. It was one of those songs that pretty much wrote itself. I started recording it a few days later. Recording it took about a week. The month of November was over but I felt I wanted to do something to honor the initiators of Dinovember. So I made a music video from Refe’s and Susan’s photos. It’s now finished and available on Youtube. The song is not available on iTunes yet. Instead I made it available as a free download here on the website. That way you can make your own youtube video if you are a Dinovember fan. [UPDATE: The free download campaign is over. Now you can get the Dinovember Song on Bandcamp.]

So here it is: Dinosaurs come alive at night – The Dinovember Song


Lyrics to the Dinovember Song

In our house there are many toys
fluffy toys and toys that make a noise

then there are the dinosaurs
they’re different from the rest
when we go to sleep at night
they will make a mess

the dinosaurs come alive at night
the dinosaurs come alive at night

they drink from the milk carton
they pee on the bathroom floor
they never beg your pardon
they just roar

the dinosaurs come alive at night
the dinosaurs come alive at night

The dinos can be a handful
they plunder and they loot
They draw on the walls
They steal our eggs and fruit

oh, the dinosaurs come alive at night

it doesn’t happen every night, of course
and I don’t know why it’s just the dinosaurs

and if you try to catch them
up to mischief at four am
they will simply freeze
and pretend it wasn’t them

the dinosaurs come alive at night
the dinosaurs come alive at night

It’s happening all over
It’s spreading across the world
yes, I know it sounds all crazy and absurd

but the dinosaurs come alive at night…

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Running from a T-rex available on iTunes

Running from a T-rex available on iTunes

The video for the dinosaur song “Running from a T-rex” has been a great success on Youtube with over  million views to date. I’ve had requests from viewers asking where they could buy the video so that they could download it and have it available for their kids offline. I recently found out it was possible to distribute music videos via iTunes and so last week I sent it in. So now you can get “Running from a T-rex” from iTunes with a higher resolution and without the product placement at the end.

Here is where to get it:

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Tyrannosaurus Rex – Music Video for Kids

I made a new music video for the song “Tyrannosaurus Rex” taken from the album Dinosaur Songs. It was shot during a beautiful summer’s day at the Donut family farm where Grandpa Donut lives. There are lots of animals on the farm which the Tinty T-rex seems to appreciate. Sheep, cows, cats. He’s also very interested in Grandpa’s feet. Mmmmmm… feet! At one point the Tiny T. rex takes the tractor and goes on a sheep hunt. Well, I hope you like it. I used a new video editing software for this video and I learned a lot. It’s fun making videos. It really adds another dimension to the music. The video is available on Youtube. Enjoy kids!

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