This activity challenges children to embody their favourite animals. Through animal acting, kids will use their imagination and explore different body movements and noises. Furthermore, watching the actions of others and matching their movements to the correct animal is an exciting group activity and fun cognitive test.
Top tip!Remember to make funny animal sounds to match your animal movements!
About the activity
Animal acting can be enjoyed as an individual activity, but it’s particularly fun when played in a group. Get those taking part to gather under a tree or somewhere outside that has a central point –– this acts as the ‘stage’.
The child who goes first should choose an animal they like, and think about the way it moves and sounds. Then get them to imagine they are the animal and ‘perform’ to the group. The first person in the group to figure out the animal gets to have the next turn, with the other players guessing.
If played individually, challenge your child to act out the sounds and movements of a variety of different animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds and even fish!