I recently found Wildlife Fun 4 Kids and am loving all the fun stuff over there.
The girls and I tried out the wildlife movement dice today. It was a big hit. I printed it out on cardstock and followed the directions on the site but then I switched up the pictures a bit. Using the internet I just printed some small sized photos of animals that my kiddos are familiar with. The original animals are great but I wanted to use more local animals instead.
Once the dice was set I simply explained to the girls what to do (roll the dice and then act out the movements and sounds of the animal that showed up on top) and we got busy being animals!
It was a lot of fun! Wish we would have made multiple dice so that we could do more animals.
Thanks Wildlife Fun 4 Kids!
The Nitty Gritty!
To extend this activity you could add some reading.
- Can You Growl Like a Bear by John Butler
- Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder
- Swing, Slither or Swim by Patricia M. Stockland
- Do Goldfish Gallop? by Michael Dahl
You could also extend this game for older kids by asking them to tell you one fact they know about the animal that they roll before they act out the movement. This could lead to great discussions and learning about the animals on the dice.