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Emotion Motions: Musical Dinosaurs (Tool Required)


Development Level: Preschool/Pre-K

Learning Areas: Music, Movement, Dramatic Play, ECSEL

Overview: It’s time to move and groove to some dinosaur tunes while pretending to be dinosaurs ourselves! Support children’s emotional expression with this creative music and movement activity.


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Two medium-sized foam dice (or blank foam cubes)
  • Six printed-out images of different dinosaurs (size needs to match the sides of a foam cube)
  • Scissors (teacher use only)
  • Tape
  • Permanent marker (if using blank foam cubes)
  • Dinosaur-themed music (see some suggestions below!):
    • “We Are the Dinosaurs” by The Laurie Berkner Band
    • The Jurassic Park soundtrack
    • “Dinosaur, Dinosaur (Turn Around)”
    • Dinosaur roars, noises, and sounds
  • Speakers or a music-player
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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