The following activity; Animals I See…"Energize Me” is a “high energy, fun and organized” classroom activity that gives your students a chance to move their bodies in a number of ways, while learning to recognize various animals and to be able to perform their unique walks/balances.
Animals I See…"Energize Me" does not require any equipment and can be used as a “Brain Break” or as a functional, animal recognition lesson. It can also be utilized in the gym or outside by a classroom or PE teacher if students need to move their bodies, in unique ways, in a larger space.
You can show the cards and do a whole group activity where all of the students perform the same movement at the same time (while you reinforce animal recognition). You could also set up “station” or “center” areas throughout the room and have your students rotate to each animal card and movement.
Print out the Animals I See…Energize Me 8 ½ by 11 sheets, fold them in ½ at the line to produce a double-sided item and then laminate them. Using cardstock paper makes for a sturdier product. Cut a hole in the top left side of the ½ sheet, double sided cards. Put a ring in the hole and you are ready to go.