Looking for a simple activity to do with your kids while we're all stuck at home? We're here to help!
Today I put together these animal themed movement cards. They are so much fun and teach a little bit about animals and how they move along with helping to burn up a little energy.
Typically when using these cards I first introduce each animal / movement to the children. Once they are familiar with them, I'll put them in a little bag or basket and let them pull out one at a time for us to do.
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The cards are as follows:
Shuffle like a gorilla - Shifting weight from side to side while swinging arms back and forth
Stomp like an elephant - Take big steps, picking your knee up as high as you can each time. Bonus points for making a trunk with your arms too.
Crawl like a crab - Lay on the ground with your feet and hands under you (in bridge pose) and crawl back and forth. To make it harder you can pick up one hand at a time and pretend to pinch the air.
Walk like a bear - Put your hands and feet on the floor and walk around, giving a good growl and swipe of your claws each time you pick up your hand.
Run like a cheetah - Run in place as fast as you can moving both your arms and your legs.