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Musical Animals


This is an easier and more suitable (for younger children) version of the familiar musical chairs game.

Materials
  • 1 stuffed animal for each player
  • 1 chair for each player (optional)
  • Music

Directions

  1. Place several chairs in a circle and put a stuffed animal on each chair, or place the animals in a circle on the floor.
  2. Toddlers walk around the circle and, when the music stops, each player picks up an animal and sits down.
  3. Players then take turns acting out that animal.
  4. If you don't have enough stuffed animals, paste pictures of various animals on sheets of paper and tape them to the chairs or place them in a circle on the floor.
  5. If only you and your child are playing this game, try placing the stuffed animals inside a pillowcase.
  6. Then take turns removing an animal from the pillowcase and acting it out.

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Copyright © 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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