Make a copy of a dinosaur skeleton. Cut the picture apart separating head, legs, ribs, tail, and so on. Then make multiple copies of each body part and give each child a set of the parts. Tell children to use the pieces to build their own dinosaurs. Children can work to decide where they want pieces to go. Accept any creations. Explain that this is how archeologists put together fossils that they discover.
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Sue LaBella, Education World's former early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.
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