Safari Animals Unit
- Safari animals to sort
- Camera die-cut: write numbers on camera & have them put the numbers in order from 1-10.
- Pictures & names of safari animals
- Put safari animals in the sand table
- Large safari animals
- Dip safari animals in paint & make footprints
- Modeling clay & play dough safari animals
- Safari animal stamps & sponges
- Toilet paper rolls to make binoculars
- Dramatic Play
- Going on a safari: make jeep, cameras, pictures of animals, notepads, hats, etc…
- Camping: tent, camera, thermos, long blocks for fire, fire with construction paper, backpack, flashlight, magnifying glass, canned goods, etc…
- Safari animal word cards
- Travel agency: brochures, keyboard, phone, etc…
- Wild animal stamps
- Class book or chart story:
- I went on a safari and what did I see? I saw a _____ looking at me!
- If I could be any safari animal, I would be _____.
- Have pictures of various safari animals. Tape it to one child’s back and have other children describe animals for the other child to guess.
- The book Caps for Sale: have children act out and retell the story.
- Class book: with Four Fur Feet
- Oh he walked around _____on his four fur feet.
- Word list of safari animals in writing center
- Graph your favorite safari animal
- Make animals using different shapes after reading The Color Zoo(use matrix & document which shapes they know
- Sort animals by strips, dots, solids
- Put animals in order from smallest to largest.
- Make 3d safari animals & measure length or height (ie, giraffe neck)
- Four Fur Feet by: Margaret Wise Brown
- Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by: Verna Aardema
- Caps for Sale by: Esphyr Slobodkina
- Honey, Honey, Lion by: Jan Brett
- Handa’s Surprise by: Eileen Browne
- Printable books from
- Talk about how animals use their sense of smell. Have them smell different scents and guess what they are.
- Look at pictures from safari habitats and compare it to where we live. (venn diagram)
- Place animal pictures on a map in the continent where they live.
The elephant has a trunk for a nose,
Up and down is the way it goes.
He wears such a saggy, baggy hide,
Do you think two elephants could fit inside?
Do You Hear The ______?
(tune: Do your ears hang low?)
Do you hear the ___?
When you see them at the zoo.
They will make this sound
If they want to talk to you
(make the sound)
Do you hear the _____?
The Elephant Song Dr. Jean & Friends Cd #4
Los Elefantes multicultural cd
Safari Animals Websites
Busy Bee Crafts