Act Like An Animal

Age

0-3

Duration

15-30 minutes

Stuff

Others

People

2+

About this activity

Can you roar like a lion or bounce like a kangaroo? Have a go with this hilarious animal game for kids which helps develop physical skills and supports speech and language development. If you want to play an animal game for kids who are older, turn it into a competition to see if you can guess what the animal is.

Required material
  • Small toy animals or photos of different animals, along with a container to put them in.

Instructions

1

Start by asking each participant to pick an animal out of the container.

2

Each participant then takes it in turns to ‘be’ the animal they picked out. Can they imitate the sounds and movement of their animal and run and jump and roar?

How was this activity?

Too easy?

Give participants more unusual animals to imitate or make it a competition and see if other players can guess what the animal is.

Too hard?

Only include the most common animals so they’re easy for children to imitate.

Advice for grown-ups