Save the Savannah

3 - 5 years old
Child Development
Focusing on communication and literacies
Animal cards, with two of each animal (pairs)
Physical Activity

Running, Jumping, Galloping, Side Shuffling

How to Play

1.    Pass out an animal card to each child.
2.    The children then have to move around like that animal until they find another child with their matching card.
3.    When the children find their match, they can balance on one leg (or another movement) until all the matches have been found.
4.    Give the participants a different card and play again.

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options

-    For a modification to this game, have one person move like the animal and one person make the noise of the animal, then try to find their match.
-    For children with gross motor limitations or who are unable to move like the animals, suggest making the noises of the animal instead.
-    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications

Source – Adapted from Live 5210 Multicultural Outdoor Activities