Safari Week - DAY 2, Tuesday

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Welcome to Safari Week!

Here is our Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 715 6218 8864

Passcode: 8jq0sJ

Today is Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The resources for today are posted below.

Enjoy this mini Safari documentary (17 min)

Can you identify these animals?

  • Rhinocerous

  • Zebra

  • Hippopotamus

  • Giraffe

  • Warthog

  • Water Monitor

  • Impala

How do you say “lion” in Swahili? Or how about “elephant”? 

Swahili is one of many languages of the African savanna. 

This website will teach you how to say some animal names in Swahili!

(You must run and allow flash player for this site to work).

STEM Activity: As tall as a Giraffe!

A Giraffe's neck is about 6 feet long and weighs about 600 pounds. Is there anything in your house that is as long as a Giraffe's neck? Let's find out!

You will need:

  • Measuring tape or a 6 ft piece of string

  • Paper and a pencil


  • Set up your paper with a line down the middle.

  • Write Longer on one side and Shorter on the other.

  • Use your measuring tape or string to measure different things in your home.

  • If the object is shorter than 6ft write it on the Shorter side of your paper.

  • If the object is longer than 6 ft write it on the Longer side of the paper.

Which objects in your home are longer than a giraffe's neck? Which are shorter?

Are you longer or shorter than a giraffe's neck? What about your grownups?

Extra Craft: African Sunset Shadow Tracing

You will need:

  • Plastic safari animals from your mystery box

  • Plain paper

  • Pencil

  • Red, orange and yellow paints OR

  • Red, orange and yellow paper torn into strips and glue

  • A flashlight or a sunny day


  1. Depending on how you want to make your sunset, either paint broad strokes of red, yellow, and orange onto your paper or glue down torn up strips of red, yellow, and orange paper in an overlapping pattern.

  2. Let dry completely before moving onto the next step.

  3. Bring your sunset art outside or set up a flashlight near the end of your paper so it shines like the sun.

  4. Grab some safari animals from your mystery box and set them up at the bottom of your paper so their shadows fall onto your picture.

  5. Experiment with moving your animals around until you find a spot that works well.

  6. Using a pencil, trace the shadow of the animals onto your sunset picture.

  7. Finally, color in the outline and add grass, trees, or other details.

Idea and images from taminglittlemonsters

Today's Book: We All Went On Safari

Practice counting to 10 in Swahili!

We All Went On Safari (1)
Download PDF • 2.55MB

Today's Safari craft is a Curly Paper Lion! Check out this video to see how this lion gets his mane.

P.S. At the end of the video (25:57), Ms. Claire accidentally said to add more paint to the pipe cleaner whiskers to help them stick. She meant to say glue! Adding more paint will just make the craft more wet and may not help anything stick.

If you have not set up your sensory bin yet, go back to Monday's blog post and watch Ms. Claire's video called "Setting Up Your Sensory Bin."

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