Monday, April 22, 2024
Wayne the Stegosaurus

Wayne the Stegosaurus

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11

A short animated film about Wayne the Stegosaurus. This is adapted from a children’s poem by Kenn Nesbitt.

Watch this video with your children, and then try some of our teaching and activity ideas below.

Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Listen to the poem. Can you make a list of all of the rhyming words?
  • Can you identify the rhyming pattern in each verse?
  • Make a list of nouns, adjectives and verbs that are used to describe Wayne.
  • Read the original poem on the author’s site. Could you perform this poem to an audience?
  • Find out more about the author and use the information to create a biography.
  • Could you write another verse to add to this poem?
  • This poem is very negative about Wayne the Stegosaurus! Can you make a poem to describe his positive qualities?
  • Write your own short story about Wayne.
  • Write a diary entry from Wayne’s point of view.
  • Write a report about the day that Wayne came to your school to learn new things.


  • Find out more about the stegosaurus. Can you write a report about one?
  • Use this animation as part of your Dinosaurs topic. Don’t forget to explore our other Dinosaurs resources too.


  • Could you make your own animated version of this poem using the written version on the author’s site?
  • Could you choose a new poem and make your own animated version of it?


  • Create your own illustrations / paintings of Wayne.
  • Create a comic strip about an adventure that Wayne might have.

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