Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Going on a Lion Hunt

I am trying to ensure that Lil Man and I do something active each day he does not have school.  Something outside of organized sports so that we can have some fun playing, because we all love to play and it's a great learning experience.  Lil Man can be a bit, hmmm lazy I guess, but not really lazy, I mean he likes to run and jump and play and if he's with a friend at a park he can play for hours, but when we go for walks, I often get "I'm tired, my legs are sore" etc and he wants me to carry him or put him in a stroller. So I have to come up with some imaginative ways to get him to think he's not exercising even when he is...

I remember back to my days in Wakaw school and one of the most enjoyable activities that we did was "going on a lion hunt".  It was such a fun song to play in gym, so I decided to play a version of that with Lil Man while we went for a long walk the other day.

Do you know the song?  here's a video from youtube to check it out, or to remind you of it. There's another version of "going on a bear hunt", I think it's pretty much the same, just a different animal.

We started out from home and in the end walked a total of 8.2 km, and Lil Man walked all of them as well!! He was happy about walking and didn't complain once.

 We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's a bus stop bench, can't go under it, can't go through it, better go over it!!

We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's some trees!! Can't go around them, can't jump over them, better go through them!!
 We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's a shaking shrub!! Can't go through it, can't go under it, better jump over it!!

 We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's time for a break!!!
 We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's a mountain like hill, can't go around it, can't go through it, better go over it!!

 We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! Its a jeep safari, better drive that Jeep!!
 We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's lily pads!!! Can't go through them, can't go under them, better jump across them!!



We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's the monkey bars, can't go over them, can't run through them, better swing under them!!!

We're going on a Lion Hunt, but I'm not afraid!! I'm not afraid!! I'm going to catch a big one, and I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid!! Oh what's that!! It's a hippo!! Can't go in it, can't go under it, better climb on it!!
We were never afraid, but we never found that lion!!! Next time we go to the zoo I might do this type of scavenger hunt for Lil Man, he had a lot of fun!!!

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