Emotional Walk

Age
2-5
Equipment
None
Physical Activity

Locomotion

Where this can be played
Indoors or outside
How to Play

Use the following verses to explore emotions through physical activity. The verses can be sung or spoken:

      1.  This is the way a happy person walks

           Skip, skip, skip! Skip, skip, skip!
           (Skip around with a grin)

      2. This is the way a mad person walks

           Stomp! Stomp, stomp! Stomp, stomp! Stomp!
           (With fists clenched at side)

       3.  This is the way a sad person walks

           Slump. Slump, slump. Slump, slump, slump.
           (Drop shoulders, drag feet)

      4. This is the way a cranky person walks

          Grump! Grump, grump! Grump, grump! Grump!
          (Fold arms, stomp around)

     5. This is the way a scared person walks

          Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe.
         (Tiptoe around looking scared)

     6. This is the way a tired person walks

          Slow, slow, slow. Slow, slow, slow.
          (Shuffle feet slowly, yawning)

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • Change the emotions to ones that the children may have experienced recently

 Source – Adapted from ‘A Hop, Skip and a Jump’