Ways to Walk

Use creative ways to walk whether in a game, or round the school.


When asking children to walk somewhere, doing this in an inventive way will motivate them to walk efficiently, silently, etc.

It’s especially useful for using within other games, where there is lots of walking (e.g. Stop on a Flashcard).


Use different steps: long steps, baby steps, side steps.

Different walks: tiptoe, march, skip, hop, jump.

Different speeds: you can have a 1 to 5 scale. You can also use ‘slow motion’.

People: like a soldier, like an old granny, like an astronaut.

Animals: a fish, a rabbit, a bear, a wolf.

Directions: forwards, backwards, sideways.

Consider whether you need the children to walk silently (e.g. if walking in a corridor).

Verbs: To learn about action words, the ‘different walks’ are very useful.