What am I?

Age
3 - 5
Child Development
Running, galloping, hopping, jumping, walking, balance
Equipment
None
Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play


Have the adult stand in front of the children where they can all see. The adult begins to perform movements such as standing on one leg, galloping, running, jumping etc and the children have to guess what the adult is being. The movement can be stationary as if you are a statue, or more dynamic depending on your location. Once the children have the correct answer, they copy the movements. After 30 seconds or so of the children moving, have them all watch the next movement.

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • For someone who has a visual impairment, you can describe the movements while performing. 
  • If you have someone who has a gross motor limitation or uses a wheelchair, be aware of the movements you choose and think of adaptations for that individual if the performance is beyond their ability. For example, pumping arms up and down when jumping like a frog. 

Source: Chris Wright