This is an exercise to develop balance and co-ordination skills


  • The players mimic the movements of common animals such as the dog, the limping dog, the crab, the snake and the rabbit
  • To further progress these exercises get the players to change from mimicking one animal to another on a signal or once they have reached a marker or cone
  • Introduce animal relay races to further challenge the players

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to move around safely
  • Change pathways to avoid other players
  • No bumping


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section