Emotional Walk

Physical Activity


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’