- What materials do you need for the activity?
- What animals will you learn about?
- How will you stay safe in this activity?
- As a Section, start by writing down as many animals as you can onto small pieces of paper and place them all in a large bowl.
- Next, there are a few ways you can play this game!
- Follow the Leader: have one person pick an animal from the bowl and move around like that animal, while everyone else must follow their actions!
- Charades: one person pick an animal and imitates how the animal moves around, while everyone else tries to guess! Then, take turns.
- Freeze the Zoo: Everyone chooses an animal to act out at the same time, when a Scouter says “FREEZE!”, youth switch their animal with another youth close by and imitates that animal and repeat!
Some animal ideas:
- Stomp like a Bear
- Swim like a Fish
- Hop like a Deer
- Slither like a Snake
- Scamper like a Squirrel
- Scurry like a Mouse
- Fly like a Bird
- Glide like a Canada Goose
- What did you learn about how animals move around?
- Which animal movement was your favourite?
- What might you do differently next time?
- Large Bowl
Keep it Simple
- Work through these animal movements as a Section first so that everyone can learn a bit about the actions before jumping into the games.
Take it Further
- Instead of just making the animal movements and actions, make an obstacle course that you’ll have to navigate as if you were that animal – from start to finish!