Move Like an Animal

Ideal for Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

Young children jump and raise their hands in the air | Bright Horizons | Daycare

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to:

  • Use their large muscles to explore and interact with the environment.
  • Coordinate multiple muscle movements.
  • Enjoy and seek out physical activities.

Materials Needed:

  • None

Participants: This activity is intended for child interaction.


  1. View the movement video below and make sure you have space to move.
  2. Watch and listen to Ms. Andy as she shows different pictures of animals e.g. frog, penguin, etc.
  3. When you see a picture of an animal, use your whole body to move like that animal!

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