Weekly Themes #17 Wild About Books for 3-5 year olds

Hello, it’s Bibi again! I am wild about books, especially books about wild animals! I just love them so much! But let me tell you a secret…I need someone to help me open the pages. Who would you ask to read about the wild with you?

Read Together at Home

Here are some books to read together! The Lion Who Wouldn’t Try or Rabbit Becomes a Chef are some of the titles you will enjoy.  You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

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Things to Do Together

  1. What does it mean to be wild? Can you make a list of wild animals?
  2. What animal am I? Take turns to describe an animal from the list you made. The person trying to figure out the animal can ask questions to get more information but these can only be answered yes or no. 
  3. Make a list of the wild animals that live in your neighborhood. These may include:
    1. Raccoon
    2. Opossum
    3. Armadillo
    4. Feral hog
  4. What do we need to do to live alongside these animals?
  5. Watch animals live on the following sites:
    1. https://www.earthcam.com/events/animalcams/
    2. https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/ 
    3. https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams 

Ways to Move Together

  1. Animal yoga
    1. Move like a bear – walk on all fours
    2. Make yourself a tall as possible and roar like a lion
    3. Zebra – kneel on the floor with hands shoulder-width apart, push your tummy towards the floor to arch your back. 
    4. Monkey – stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees to lower into a squat. Now you can either bang your chest or shift your weight from side to side. 
    5. Elephant – stand tall, put your hands together and fold your fingers over – this is your trunk. With feet shoulder-width apart, swing your trunk from side to side!
    6. Giraffe – kneel on the floor with your hands shoulder-width apart, reach up to the sky, alternating arms and making them as long as possible like the giraffe’s neck.

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • Did you learn any new words in the books you read?
  • Which animal is your favorite? Why?

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Weekly Themes #17 Wild About Books for 3-5 year olds
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Weekly Themes #17 Wild About Books for 3-5 year olds

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