Suggested Family Activity • Animal 🏁 Racing

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Suggested Family Activity • Animal 🏁 Racing


If you are looking for some fun outdoor activities to do this weekend, check out these instructions for Animal Racing, courtesy of the website

  1. Find a big open space, preferably outdoors, with nothing around that can be knocked over.
  2. Warm up and stretch! Have your child warm their joints up and get the blood flowing to their muscles with jumping jacks and arm circles.
  3. Set up a start and finish line. Make sure there’s enough space after the finish line for your child to slow down.
  4. Ask your child if they can think of ways for them to move like animals (galloping like a horse, hopping like a frog, crawling on all fours like a dog, crawling sideways like a crab, etc.)
  5. Race! If you use a stopwatch, your child can race against themselves and try to beat their time. Your child can also race against siblings or even you if you’re up to it!
  6. Have your child compare their speed between the different animals they act out and see if they think the differences are the same in nature. For example, does a galloping horse move faster than a crab?


Don’t forget to take pictures of your Animal Race and send them to us at