Noisy Animals

Noisy Animals Lorina

An activity to begin identifying animal sounds.

Materials Needed:

  • Individual animal pictures.
  • A box (to fit animal pictures inside).

What to do:

  • Place animal pictures inside the box.
  • Place animal pictures inside the box.
  • Choose a child, to reach in and select an animal.
  • Child looks at the picture (not showing anyone else) and begins to make the sound of the animal in the picture.
  • The rest of the children have to guess what animal it is.

Hints and Tips:

  • For older children, you can just write the animal name onto a piece of paper, instead of having the animal pictures.
  • Instead of using the whole picture of the animal you can cut it in half, add half of the animal picture in the box in which the child has to figure out what animal it is before making the noise.
  • Make a big dice using cardboard or paper on each of the sides, glue an animal picture. Child rolls a dice in a box out of view of others. Whichever animal it lands on, child makes the animal noise that others have to guess.
  • Use the "animal flashcards" available in our Printables section. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    For a 2 year old child:

    - Names familiar objects in pictures.
    - Able to express needs
    - Comprehends simple instructions.
    - Responds to direction.
    - Communicates with peers and staff.
    - Can be stimulated by events.

    For a 3 year old child:

    - Participates in circle games.
    - Recognizes different sounds.
    - Uses words to describe objects.
    - Participates in group time.

  • Play Based Learning: Dramatic Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement, Science and Nature
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Language Development, Learning Games, Pretend Play Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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Last modified on Saturday, June 27, 2015
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