Body Talk

Body Talk Donald Judge

Encourages children to explore creative expression though talking with their bodies.

What to do:

  • Divide group into pairs
  • Children should be facing each other in pairs
  • Each child takes a turn using body movement to silently "say" something to the other person
  • The child observing then says aloud what their partner has "said" with their body

Hints and Tips:

  • Give the children examples of body talk such as good - thumbs up, come here -  beckon with fore finger, be quiet - forefinger to lips, I don't know - shrug shoulders, surprised  - raise eyebrows etc.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 4 year+
  • Number of Children: Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    moves forward and backward
    enjoys movement routines
    enjoys playing with other children

  • Play Based Learning: Dramatic Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Music and Movement, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.


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Last modified on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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