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Title: Forest Animal Circle Dance

-Sent in by Jane Hauger from West Virginia, USA


Use the forest animal cards in a circle game:  nominate each child to represent one of the animals (each might wear a tag with the animal's name).  The group stands in a large circle.  The caller looks at the first card and reads the caption, e.g. "A deer and a squirrel." and those two "animals" quickly change places.  This would be best for the youngest children.  After the first few rounds, a child should be the caller, assisting him to speak clearly and to 'read' the cards.

A second version is to have the caller read the card and then have the two animals come into the center of the circle and do a short dance, and then trade places.