Move like an Elephant

J has recently started Gymnastic classes at the local gymnastic centre and their warm up activities are perfect for Action activities within the home especially on a rainy day.

What you need

Some space to move around in



How the fun happens

We cleared the toys from the floor or the lounge or if the weather isn’t too bad put on suitable outdoor gear and head into the garden, where we start moving in a circle in the room/garden.

Still walking in a circle shout out an animal and their movement type and we start to move like that animal. Some of our favourites are

  • Stomp like an elephant (remember the trunk as well)
  • Tall like a giraffe – both hands above the head making the giraffe’s head and on tiptoes to make yourself as tall as possible
  • Snap like a crocodile – running fast with arms out stretched snapping at the person you are chasing
  • Jump like a kangaroo – jump around the room with arms in front
  • Hop like a frog – Down on haunches hopping around
  • Slithering like a snake – laying down and sliding along the floor
  • Wriggling like a worm – similar to a snake
  • Galloping like a horse
  • Prowling like a lion
  • Swimming like a seal

You can make up your own as you go along and develop ones that your little one enjoys playing as well.

Fun Factor

This is great for getting rid of some pent-up energy especially on a day that is just not good for going outside.


Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


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