Playful Verbs

Rather than provide a concrete list of play activities (e.g. go for a bike ride, tell a story, sing a song, etc.) this list of playful verbs allows the reader (and the author) to use their own imagination to decide how these verbs can be used to create play states.
  1. run
  2. jump
  3. whisper
  4. crawl
  5. hop
  6. leap
  7. crunch
  8. swap
  9. rattle
  10. snap
  11. crack
  12. pop
  13. laugh
  14. roll
  15. duck
  16. hide
  17. seek
  18. find
  19. tap
  20. creep
  21. imagine
  22. create
  23. sneak
  24. draw
  25. color
  26. pick
  27. guess
  28. ponder
  29. prance
  30. dance
  31. swing
  32. rock
  33. flick
  34. throw
  35. twirl
  36. whirl
  37. spin
  38. twiddle
  39. doddle
  40. giggle
  41. share
  42. trot
  43. strut
  44. gallop
  45. choose
  46. collect
  47. narrate
  48. celebrate
  49. tell
  50. tumble
  51. socialize
  52. move
  53. gather
  54. replace
  55. wander
  56. sing
  57. write
  58. touch
  59. feel
  60. taste
  61. observe
  62. see
  63. discover
  64. wiggle
  65. scribble
  66. trace
  67. follow
  68. predict
  69. sniff
  70. smell
  71. count
  72. peel
  73. tear
  74. smear
  75. paste
  76. stick
  77. alternate
  78. switch
  79. turn
  80. walk
  81. examine
  82. slide
  83. splash
  84. slip
  85. stir
  86. hang
  87. climb
  88. hike
  89. ski
  90. skate
  91. surf
  92. score
  93. squeeze
  94. clap
  95. swipe
  96. pour
  97. stack
  98. drive
  99. ride
  100. twist
  101. shout
  102. listen
  103. hear
  104. fiddle
  105. tinker
  106. smile
  107. smirk
  108. slurp
  109. try
  110. tickle
  111. kick
  112. push
  113. hold
  114. shake
  115. pretend
  116. fabricate
  117. pull
  118. paddle
  119. peddle
  120. build
  121. make
  122. invent

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