The Indoor Park
An indoor activity that promotes both movement and listening. Great for a rainy day.
How to Play
When going to the park is just not possible, bring the park indoors. Think about 4-5 things you might find in a park – tree, bird, bench, squirrel, see-saw. When the leader says one of these words, everyone will act these out with movement and sounds. For example, for bird, they could be flapping their arms like a bird.
Clear space so kids can move around. Have kids come up with other words.
Make it Easier
Act out the movements first so that your child knows what to do.
Make it Harder
Make this game like “Simon Says” where they only move if you say certain words or phrases: “In the park” or “Be a…”. If they move at any other time, they would be out.
Adapted from http://activeafterschool.ca/activities/indoor-park-actions