duplicate an action?

I don’t know if ACTION is the right term.
i mean where you Keep pressing I-loc etc.

anyway i need to duplicate an action for 5 objects so they all do the same thing at different places on the screen. at different times
I need to duplicate an action for an object and put other Is in to move it to another part of the screen betweeen.
so… action1, move, action1, move again then action1 again.
i tried those little arrows at the side of the ipo box “copies to buffer” but it din’t seem to do anything.
thanks all