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 Animal Movement Dice just for you and the kids!
Check out how much fun we had!
Animal Movement dice instructions:
- 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.
Wildlife dice game instructions:
- Decide on whether you will imitate movement, sound or both.
- Let your child throw the dice.
- Imitate the animal it falls on.
Animal Movement and Sounds
|On all fours (arms and legs) and hustle around the room. Wombats also LOVE to dig!||A wombat’s vocalization sounds like the grinding of teeth. Ch, ch, ch, ch!|
|Move around fast and jump every now and then.||If you can flick your tongue and make it vibrate with a sound coming through it that very similar to the sound a cricket makes if you can’t make that sound you just say ‘chirp, chirp’.|
|You can imitate a flying cockatoo by putting your arms out and flapping.||They have a call that sounds like a laugh. Coo, coo, cah, cah, cah.|
|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 and clap. Move from side to side, imitating the fluid movements they make as they swim through the water.||Snap, snap, snap!|
|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 too. Try it!
I hope you love this animal wildlife dice as much as we do!
Here’s some Top Wildlife Songs to extend on moving like animals!