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Does your student ever need a break? Grab this set of farm animal movement cards and help improve your student’s focus with gross motor movements.
You can find all of our movement cards here.
What’s Included in the Farm Animal Movement Cards?
The file includes 16 cards with these exercises:
- flap like a chicken
- kick like a goat
- bounce like a chick
- stretch like a cat
- waddle like a duck
- gallop like a horse
- graze like a sheep
- roll in the mud like a pig
- meander like a cow
- charge like a bull
- trot like a turkey
- wag your tail like a dog
- scamper like a mouse
- walk like a donkey
- strut like a rooster
- hop like a rabbit
Add some enthusiasm while demonstrating the actions, and your students will catch on quickly. The cards are best used with the prompting of a teacher (or group leader—if you want to have one of the kids take the lead).
You can make farm animal noises while doing the various exercises. You can also help your students learn a few new words (meander, charge, strut, etc.) as you act out the farm animal actions.
Consider using big, dramatic movements to help your students get their wiggles out.
How to Use the Farm Animal Movement Cards
- Download the file.
- Print the cards on cardstock.
- If desired, laminate for durability.
- Cut out the cards.
If you are at home with just one or two students, you can use the cards in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas:
Put them in a jar. When your student gets the wiggles, let her choose one and act out the card together.
Let your student choose 3-5 cards and put them in order for a fun farm workout!
Hide the cards around the house. When your student needs a break from schoolwork, go on a hunt for a card. Find one (or two or three!) and act out the exercises together.
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