Interlingual Energizers/Horse race

amount 1:30
language level (simple)
age 5+
group size min 1
materials nothing special
space free space outdoor or indoor
time max. 5-10 min
Energizer for younger children or ice breaker for older participants

The activity Horse race (Deutsch: Pferderennen, română: cursa de cai, español: Carrera de Caballos) is part of the collection of interlingual energizers. See a list of all activities.


The introduction is also available in 2 other languages: español, Deutsch

We are on a horse race. Which sound does the horse make? How does the horse move? …


The rules is also available in 1 other languages: español

  1. We will have to avoid different obstacles. Please copy my movements!
  2. Those movements can be:
    • left / tree: everybody bends to the left
    • right / tree: everybody bends to the right
    • jump: everybody jumps
    • duck: everybody ducks
    • grandstand: everybody waves to the audience
    • pictures: everybody takes picturs
    • bridge: instead of hitting you thighs you start hitting your chest and make a sound
    • police: you have to stop instantly

End of the Game

We arrived. Puh, I'm tired.

Possible extensions

  • Be creative and invent new movements / obstacles.
  • This game can also be used to tell stories or introduce aspects of a different culture. E.g. for Finland: We walk. We arrive at the airport. We fly. We get off the plane. It's incredibly cold. We have to put on more clothes. We meet Santa Claus here has a huge belly…
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