Game: Speak Animalia
playful, active, creative, ages 2+
Prep: Gather stuffed animals, photos, family pets or look outside for inspiration for your play.
How to Play: Take turns pretending to be different animals or beings. Spend some time doing an activity. For example, two dogs might sniff around for bones. With older kids, grab their attention by selecting activities they love (reading, art, video games, etc.). During your pretend play, make up a language for each character and allow for different languages.
Purpose: Develop empathy and perspective-taking in a fun, playful way. Consider different accents, words and topics of conversation for different breeds and personalities.