Act silly and walk across a room like a specific animal! This collaborative group activity allows children to see the world from a new perspective, which can spark creativity.
No materials needed.
- List at least three animals that walk or run. For example a caterpillar, a crab, and a giraffe.
- Move across the room as each of those three animals and imagine the room as it would seem to this animal.
- Reflect and share. Consider these questions:
- How did you move your body differently to match an animal movement?
- How does crossing the room this way give you a different perspective?
- Does walking like a caterpillar allow you to look up at things that you are used to looking down upon? What else about the way a caterpillar walks is different from the way you walk?
Try these add-on activities:
- Make a new list of animals, including imaginary creatures such as dragons. Play the activity with imaginary creatures.
- Add a descriptive adjective to each animal, such as clumsy, serious, or busy. For example, a clumsy crab. Try to match both the physical animal and its personality as you act it out.