Moving or making sounds like an animal is something our family does daily. If it’s not my husband jumping around scratching himself like a monkey, it’s me imitating any animal noise I hear outside. But, if you’re not a crazy animal-mad person like me, it might be harder for you to draw out your inner animal. So, here’s a free downloadable Wildlife Movement Dice just for you and the kids!
Click here to download the Wildlife Movement Dice.
- Print the template on thicker than average paper (100% recycled paper if possible).
- Cut the template out
- Bend all the tabs and lines to make construction easier
- Glue it together to make the wildlife dice.
- Decide on whether you will imitate movement, sound or both.
- Let your child throw the dice.
- Imitate the animal it falls on.
Some examples in the table below:
|On all fours (arms and legs), hop around the room.||Ribbit, croak or imitate a frog sound you’ve heard.|
|Make a beak with one hand in front of your mouth; make a tail with one hand coming from your bottom. Strut around the room as emus do.||It’s generally a low hmmmm sound. If you’re really good you can make the hmmm vibrate slightly.|
|You can imitate a flying cockatoo by putting you arms out and flapping, or make one arm fly and the use your other hand as the crest on top of your head.||They have a loud screeching call. Craaaaak!|
|This one is easy! You can yawn and fall asleep (remember they sleep in a tree, so no curling up on the floor) or you can also pretend to climb the tree or eat gum leaves.||This is a hard one. Koalas bellow. The best way to describe it is that they sound like a grunting pig. The experts make a koala sound by breathing in, not out. Give it a try! You can now learn here!|
|Hands flat together, out in front of you with finger tips pointing away. Move from side to side, imitating the fluid movements they make.||Sssssssssss!|
|Hop high and hop proud with two paws out in front of you.||Kangaroos don’t make much noise, except when they are cranky with another kangaroo. It almost sounds like a humpf! The only other sound they tend to make sounds like grinding their teeth. A skippy-like flick of the tongue will suffice.|
Update: You can now learn to bellow like a koala. Try it!
Here’s some Top Wildlife Songs to extend on moving like animals!