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Lions, Tigers, and Bears OH MY! Today we will be talking about Jungle Animals. Who lives in the Jungle? What do they eat? How do they look? What do they sound like? Either you can make the animal sounds for your kid to guess, or you can use this clip for them guess the animal.

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JUNGLE ANIMALS

Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:

Lions, Tigers, and Bears crafts

As seen here


Materials needed:

  • Half paper plate (or half a circle)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paint
  • Scissors
Learning Through Videos & Books

Learn about these animals from National Geographic Kids:

Animal Stomp

Grab some empty tissue boxes, decorate as tiger paws, zebra, elephant or any other jungle animal and have fun stomping around the house!

Animal Mix Up

Lion, tiger and bear - oh my, the animals got mixed up! Can you help put them back together by cutting out their parts and then pasting them back together? Have fun mixing up their bodies! Printable as seen here

Make Your Own Shoebox Jungle

a. Take leaves and branches that you gathered from outside and glue them in an old shoe box (or on paper) and make a jungle. You can add animals by drawing them or using cutouts from teatimemonkeys.com

b. Use playdough to create the scene of a jungle or the animals or use magazines to cut out images of animals, trees, and other jungle items.

(pic credit

Animal Sorting

Gather your own animals stuffed/toy and:

  • sort them from smallest to biggest
  • sort them by colour
  • make a jungle
Foot Animals

Step into paint and let it dry and create an animal! As seen here.


Materials needed:

  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Popsicle stick
Paper plate animals

Create different animals using paper plates, as seen here: 


Materials needed:

  • Paper plate (of regular paper cut into a circle)
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored paper

Indoor Active

Jungle Yoga


Go on a Bear hunt! You can walk around the house and go on a bear hunt making different rooms different adventures that you need to get through. You can alternatively hide a stuffed bear somewhere in the house and take turns looking and hiding it.

Outdoor Active

Collect leaves and branches – and explore the area around you. While you do that you can think of all the sounds jungle animals make

Food Ideas

Snack – banana and granola bar

Lunch – ‘zebra/tiger’ grilled chicken and rice

Snack – ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, and raisins) and ‘twigs’ (pretzels)

Dinner – mac n’ cheese with animal pasta

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