Welcome to Safari Week!
Here is our Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 715 6218 8864
Today is Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
The resources for today are posted below.
How Does a Cheetah Run So Fast?
Watch this video to find out what makes the cheetah the fastest animal in the grasslands.
How do you think their speed helps cheetahs survive?
Movement Activity: As Fast as a Cheetah
A Cheetah can run about 58 mph, that's as fast as a car!
Now it's time to test your speed.
You will need:
A stopwatch (you can use the one a smartphone)
A big open space to run like a park or backyard
Obstacles like cones to run around
Decide where your starting point and ending point will be and mark them.
Stand on the starting line and have someone start the stopwatch when you start to run. stop the stopwatch as soon as you reach the finish line.
Look at the stopwatch and see how many seconds it took you to run from start to finish!
Cheetahs can also turn very quickly. Can you turn quickly like a cheetah? Set up some cones or other obstacles on your track and run the race again, this time turning to go around the obstacles. Did your time change?
Take A Virtual Safari in Kruger National Park!
See what it would be like to go out into the grasslands in a jeep and see many amazing animals. This is a 360 degree video. You can click and drag the video to look to the side and behind you too!
Extra Craft: African Snakes
There are many different snakes that live in Africa that you might see on Safari. In this craft, you will create a snake that can slither across the floor and decorate it using colors inspired by real snakes.
You will need:
Short pasta with holes
Googly eyes (optional)
Choose a snake from the images here or find one that you like
Tie a knot at one end of your string and begin to thread the string through the holes in the pasta until your snake is long enough. Then tie the other end of the string.
Use markers to color the pasta with the same pattern as the snake you chose.
Add googly eyes if you wish
Where do you think your snake lives? How does it blend in using the colors of its skin?
Can you make your snake slither across the floor or up a tree?
Safari Matching Game: Who Am I?
Click the file below to download and print the safari animal matching cards. Use the cards to practice matching zoomed-in images of safari animal's fur and faces to the full image of the animal. Also included are Montessori-inspired animal cards with labels.