Children play on a fallen tree in a wooded area.

Bringing Nature Home: Part 13


Exploring animals through movement is a great way to keep kids active while exposing them to science terms and information. Learning about animals through moving their whole bodies will help kids retain the information better and have fun while doing it so they want to learn more.

This week find some space inside or outside to create an Animal Obstacle Course. You can print out our ideas for animals and their movements but we encourage you to brainstorm with your kids and get creative. Our list is only a starting point. Use everyday objects like chairs and tables or benches or branches to create the obstacles your children must elephant stomp across, rabbit jump over, or swim like a whale past. Make it even more engaging by adding animal sounds or making it a race.

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