Developing movement skills (body awareness and manipulation, balance)
- Walk around with the children pretending that you are different types of animals such as: bears (on toes, wide stance, with “claws”), rabbits (hopping), frogs (hopping and touching hands on the ground), dog/cat (hands and knees), snakes (slithering on the ground), monkeys (bouncing and skipping), etc.
- Have the children make the animal noise as they are moving along.
- Discuss the environment the animal lives in (forest, Arctic, jungle….), what they eat, etc.
Adapted by Healthy Beginnings 2-5