Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Safari for kids

Last week the kids went on a safari.

Leading up to our safari we made binoculars out of used toilet rolls. (Grab two toilet rolls, masking tape them together, paint them, put string in one end and presto! your very own binoculars).

I chose 10 animals you may see in Africa if you went on a safari! At the bottom of each animal, there was a colouring in picture. With the help on an adult, they would cut and paste that animal into their very own safari adventure books.

The 10 animals the kids found were:

1. Ostrich     2. Hippopotamus     3. Rhinoceros     4. Zebra     5. Giraffe     6. Elephant     7. Monkey     8. Crocodile     9. Lion     10. Tiger

The activity was planned for outdoors in the park, but it was a little too windy and cold to do that, so we went on our safari inside the house.

Here the kids are with their binoculars:

And with there "My Safari Adventure" books ready to go:

Kids used their binoculars to find the animals. Then they collected the animal for their books:

Once all the animals had been found, pasted into their books, the kids coloured in the animals they found.

This was a great activity for the 2.5yrs + They had heaps of fun and enjoyed finding the animals. Plus they were pretty smart and could recognise just about all of the animals. A great learning activity for little people :)


  1. Aww Jessima! Such a cool activity! Wish I could have been there to see it :)

    xo Tammy

  2. That's so clever! I'm sure they LOVED it! :)

  3. What a great idea for an activity! :)

  4. Totally cute and they look like they had a great time!!!
    Good effort Jessie :) xoxo