The Can-Do Dinosaurs tool box

Additional ideas, information and resources

Congratulations on purchasing Can-Do Dinosaurs, 28 fun and colourful cards with an important message for every kid out there (including big kids!)—we all have skills and strengths.

Can-Do Dinosaurs is a ‘skills’ teacher dressed up in Jurassic garb that can help children to explore and build skills around safety, managing feelings, personal worth, self-awareness, self-reliance, respectful relationships and resilience.

These cards are an ideal tool for anyone who spends time with children and wants to support them to mobilise their strengths, develop life skills and create valuable habits.

Now that you have the cards, you will be wanting some fresh and innovative ideas for how to incorporate them into your work or so that you can use them with the kids in your orbit.

In this Toolbox, you will find:

  • a digital version of the booklet
  • access to a digital set of the cards so you can use them anywhere, anytime
  • ideas banks, blogs, card hack videos, interviews and other support material.

The digital booklet includes lots of inspiring ideas for using the cards, along with great information as to why skill-building is so vital to the social and emotional development of all children.

We hope you enjoy browsing this page and are inspired by the stories of others who have used the cards. Don’t forget to explore the range of other supporting materials and information at your fingertips any time you need it.

This toolbox is exclusively for people who have purchased the cards. We will continue to add resources and ideas, so check in regularly to see what’s new!


The Can-Do Dinosaurs booklet

The Can-Do Dinosaurs digital cards

Card hack

Ideas bank

Blog- Building strengths literacy

We are surrounded by many different cultures—not only cultures from other countries—but also the different mini-cultures found in families, schools, communities and workplaces. Each of these cultures may emphasise different strengths—for example, ‘standing out’ may be admired in one setting, while in another, ‘blending in’ may be highly prized. Read more

Blog- School-based family worker gives practical tips for using cards

Recently we were contacted by Penny, a highly respected and experienced child, youth and family worker, about the various ways she is using Innovative Resources’ cards and tactile resources with children in a school setting during COVID-19. She generously agreed to share some of her experiences and tips. Read more

Blog- Tools for helping kids manage emotions, build resilience and stay safe

With many kids in Australia (and around the world) starting to return to school after the lockdown, we thought it was a good time to do a quick roundup of the resources we have available for supporting kids to build their social and emotional literacy. Read more

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