Wee Inspirations

Spike: Dinosaur Jigsaw

  1. The Basic Idea

    Can you make your bodies into the shape of different parts of a dinosaur? Try being a tall, strong leg, or a swishy tail, or turn your arms or legs into huge snapping jaws! Use your bodies to build a dinosaur together.

  2. Over to You, Wee One

    Ask “Can you show me how to turn my body into a swishy dinosaur tail?” and go from there – listen to the suggestions your wee one gives you, either through their words or their movements, and have fun moving together.

  3. Cheeky Bonuses

    • Team work, problem solving
    • Stretching our bodies into big shapes can be a good way to explore big movements in fairly small spaces
  4. Variations

    • Once you have all the different shapes, try moving from being a leg, to a tail, to a head and back again, building a simple dance together
    • Once you’ve built a dinosaur, can you move around the room while linked together?
  5. And Remember...

    There’s no pressure to move like a professional dancer or take things too seriously – this can be great excuse to cuddle and play and celebrate what our bodies can do.