Sidewalk Stencils: Animal Games

Pond Party • 2+ players

This game works best with music and one person starting and stopping the music. If music isn’t available, one person can clap or sing a song and stop as needed.

  1. Players start on an animal (example: turtle, frog, duck, or fish).
  2. When the music starts, players act out their animal, moving around the area where the animals are painted.
  3. When the music stops, players rush to a different animal.
  4. Repeat the activity.
  5. As a variation, the music keeper calls out how players should move (example: silly, quickly, slowly, quietly, etc.).

Animal Clues

This game works best with someone calling hints for the players.

  1. The caller says a clue about an animal.
  2. Players go to that animal. For added fun, players can move, make the sound of, or imitate the animal as they go to it.


  • The caller says “I swim”.
  • Players swim to the fish.

Animal Adventure

This game works best when the stencils are painted along a path or scattered throughout an area.

  1. Players take a tour of the animals, starting with one and moving to find the others. As the move along, players pretend to move like each animal.


If the stencils are laid out in a path with the fish, frog, duck, dragonfly, and turtle, players start out by swimming from the fish to the frog, hopping from the frog to the duck, waddling from the duck to the dragonfly, flying from the dragonfly to the turtle, and walking/crawling slowly from the turtle back to the fish (if stencils are in a loop) or to the dragonfly, and then repeat going back down the line.

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