One simple movement game that the children have always loved in the classroom was making body shapes. My girls love it too. I also think it’s pretty great because it is easy to play and fun to play both inside and out.
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 try and imitate. This version is challenging, so best for grade schoolers, though children in kindergarten will give it a good go to!
As well as moving, this version of the game involves lots of problem solving, and inevitably lots of laughter too! It’s a fun way to play, explore and learn about the body and it’s range of movement, encouraging body control, co-ordination and balance.
Printing Your Body Shape Cards
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