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