Slow Turtles and Fast Rabbits


Pretend play is one of the most powerful ways a child can learn about the world around them.  This  circle time movement song is a great way to teach your students about slow and fast. The concepts of slow and fast are only concepts to the children until they fully experience them as they take on the role of a turtle and a rabbit. Being able to move slowly like a turtle and quickly like a rabbit has far greater meaning than being told how these animals move. In “Slow Turtles and Fast Rabbits,” children gain a better understanding of slow and fast by experiencing them through multiple senses, auditory, visual and kinesthetic.



Slow Turtles and Rabbits is a fun circle time movement song that will teach your students about opposites. Your students can relate fast and slow to animals they have seen in their world, making the concepts easier to understand. Try using the included visuals like traffic signs to show your students when it is time to move fast or slow. With this download, you will receive:

  • Slow Turtles and Fast Rabbits digital audio track – Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
  • Slow Turtles and Fast Rabbits Activity Guide –  includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments
  • Slow Turtles and Fast Rabbits visuals – print out these cut outs and attach them to popsicle sticks to use like traffic signals!