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Walking Animals

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This printable walking animals worksheet will keep kids busy while improving their creativity and teaching them science concepts like friction, gravity, and forms of energy.

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This printable walking animals’ worksheet will keep kids busy while improving their creativity and teaching them science concepts like friction, gravity, and forms of energy.

Perfect for kids of all ages, this activity will challenge a child’s creativity, problem-solving, and analytic skills.

What you’ll need

  • printable worksheet with walking animals’ template
  • a sheet of paper
  • scissors
  • a pencil
  • a ruler

This activity also requires a sturdy surface that can be used as a ramp for the animals to walk on. This ramp also needs to be placed in a sloped or slanting position. A piece of cardboard or wood, a book, or other materials can be used.

What you’ll love

  • Kids will understand physics concepts like gravity, friction, kinetic and potential energy.
  • Kids will experiment with different angles and textures of the slope to get the animals walking. This will improve their analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The activity could encourage kids to learn more about different animals. This will increase their knowledge about animal diversity and the environment.
  • The activity doubles as an art and craft activity. Kids are encouraged to use different shapes to create various animals.

Getting the animals to start walking

Once you’ve cut out the animal shapes, it’s time to get them walking. Getting the animals to walk will require some experimentation. You cannot put the animals on a flat surface. They will not start walking. You must put the animals on a tilted ramp or a slope so they can walk downward.

To do this, try to position the ramp at different angles. It might take some time to figure out the perfect angle of the ramp, and the appropriate texture of the surface. You might also need to apply some force like a push for the animal to start walking.

Sometimes, they will stop walking mid-way and will need your help to continue walking. But once you have it all that figured out, this activity promises to be an enjoyable activity for kids of all ages but most especially for young ones!

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