Building a Dinosaur will engage your Lil’s engineering and problem-solving skills! They will absolutely love it and have no clue that they are learning! Those are always the best activities in my opinion.
Grab a copy of the template in the Required Materials section.

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Build-A-Dinosaur Template



*Play Doh

Step #1
Print out the templates to use as a guide.
Step #2
Cut straws into various lengths: short, medium, & long.
Step #3
Use straws and Play Doh to build the various dinosaurs.

Teacher Tip

Our templates are a guide for your Lil’, but if they are feeling creative, let them try to build their own dinosaurs.

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