One simple movement game that the children used to love when I was teaching was making body shapes. Immy loves it too and I think it is a great game because it is easy to play both inside and outside.
In it’s simplest form, to play body shapes I would ask the children to use their bodies to make the shape of an animal or object. A more complicated version of the game involved me showing the children cards of stick figures body shapes for them to attempt to imitate.
As well as moving, this version of the game involves lots of problem solving, and inevitably lots of laughter too. This is a fun way to play, explore and learn about the body and it’s range of movement, encouraging body control, co-ordination and balance.
If your would like your very own set of Body Shape cards, you can download each of the three sets shown above (in pdf format) by clicking on each picture. Then print them out, laminate and play!
Why don’t you give it a go as well
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