Most children enjoy a trip to the zoo to see the many different animals. This is a good way to teach children about taking care of the animals in our world, especially those that are on the endangered species list. Most zoos provide an educational program for groups of children. There are also some great websites that provide animal webcams and a virtual zoo experience.
Children learn best through active exploration. Through hands-on activities, children:
- Stretch and move with Animal Yoga
- Participate in drama, acting out Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathann
- Create their own ‘kangaroo pouch’
- Practice cutting skills by creating a lion
There are so many animals to learn about in our world. The Jungle Safari Unit of Study provides activities on other animals children might see in a zoo.