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.
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
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.
Gather your own animals stuffed/toy and:
- sort them from smallest to biggest
- sort them by colour
- make a jungle
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.
Collect leaves and branches – and explore the area around you. While you do that you can think of all the sounds jungle animals make
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