Easy Nature Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Walk Like the Animals

Kids can walk like the animals for a fun race with friends at a park or the beach. They'll need to think about how different animals walk. That's because everybody runs like a certain animal in each race of this easy nature activity for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Group of kids
  • Knowledge of how different animals walk

Step 1: Decide on a starting and finishing line.


Step 2: Try the animal races listed here.

  • Crab race: Racers are on all fours (hands and feet) and must move sideways.
  • Chimp race: Racers hold their ankles with their hands or drag their knuckles on the ground.
  • Frog race: Racers squat in frog position and hop.
  • Your choice: Think of another animal to imitate in a race.

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