This month in our Mother Goose Time curriculum our theme has been Going On Safari. The boys have really enjoyed using our African Safari sensory bin this month, it has been such a fun sensory idea for the kids. At the beginning of our unit the boys had a great time making a Safari hat and then going on an African safari looking for animals.
The boys worked hard to make their African Safari hats. Ethan decided he was not cutting his tissue paper and glued the entire thing on his hat. He found a paw print stamper marker we had and the boys used that on their hats as well. It was really a perfect thing to add to their hats. Gabe very carefully cut each of the pieces of tissue paper up and glued them onto his safari hat. Ethan always loves to use the stapler, and using it to put his safari hat together was no exception. Their completed African Safari hats. They are now all ready to go on a wild animal African Safari.
Going On An African Safari
First the boys were given money “fake money.” They had to use it to pay for their African safari tickets. I had set up our manipulatives “aka African animals” along with animal pictures in a circle. We had to do it in the kitchen which isn’t real big, but the boys didn’t mind anyway. Each time they passed an animal they had to cross it off of their African Safari ticket. They finished the safari when they had every box checked off of their tickets. They had so much fun doing this! The boys have had such a fun month learning about Safari’s, the animals they would see on a safari, what tools they would use on safari, and all of the other fun things we have done.
Looking for more African themed learning ideas? Stop over to my African Pinterest board for some great ideas. Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Africa Learning Ideas on Pinterest.
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