No preschool experience would be complete without some macaroni art, so we will be using a variety of different pastas to create dinosaur skeletons.
I definitely tried eating a few pieces of uncooked pasta and quickly learned that dried pasta does not taste good… With that said, we only used a little bit of each type of pasta and the rest were put back into the pantry for dinner.
Grab a FREE copy of the templates HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways


  • Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Required Materials

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Various Shaped Pasta

Dinosaur Skeletons Template


Step #1
Print out the dinosaur skeleton templates
Step #2
Lay out handful of various shaped pastas
Step #3
Apply glue to your dinosaur
Step #4

Lay the pasta on the dinosaur to represent the bones of the dinosaur.

Teacher Tip

You can create your own dinosaur skeleton without using a template if you choose. Rea (and I) are not quite skilled enough for that so we used the template as our guide.


I’m really happy with how these turned out. Let us know what you think of this activity and be sure to share pictures of your Lil’s dinosaur skeleton!