What You Need:
Dice: For dice, use two sturdy boxes or blocks. On the six sides of one flock use a marker to write left hand, left foot, right hand, right foot, any hand, and any foot. On the other block, draw a ladybug, a spider, a butterfly, a fish, a snake, and a bee (or whatever animals you wish).
Dice for Adapted Version: You will need two more sturdy boxes or blocks. Each block will have three animals that are next to each other on it.
Board: Use a white vinyl shower curtain liner (a twin size sheet could also work). Trace around a paper plate to make six rows of six evenly-spaced circles. Using permanent markers, draw a ladybug, in each circle in the first row. Fill row two with spiders, three with butterflies, four with fish, five with snakes, and six with bees.
To Play: Up to four players remove their shoes. Each stands on a different side of the nature mat. Another person rolls the dice and calls out the animal and body part rolled. Players follow the roller’s instructions. Only one hand or foot can touch each animal circle. If a player falls, her or she is out. Play continues until only one player is left.
Adaptive Play: If your players are younger children that can’t reach across the entire mat, use the adaptive dice which only uses one half of the mat at a time.
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