This month we have been working through “going on a Safari” in our Mother Goose Time curriculum. One of the games we play using our African Safari Animal cards provided in the curriculum was a huge hit with my boys this month.
Exciting African Safari Animal Challenge
One of the great things about Mother Goose Time curriculum I really love, is that instead of using cartoon images on many of their cards they use real life images. I think this is better for kids, they can then see what the animals or people really look like.
We took one set of the cards and the kids we instructed to hide them around the house. We would say put the elephant behind our visual schedule, put the giraffe under the table, put the gorilla in the fridge 😀 , etc. They thought this was so much fun.
Once the animals were hidden all around they would draw from a pile of face down cards that the other one hid, and they had to remember where they put it. It was a challenging game, but the boys LOVED it. We ended up playing 3 different time just on the first day, and we have played multiple times since this lesson as well.
Getting pictures of kids running through the house excitedly on a cloudy day didn’t work out so well. So many of the pictures are not so clear. But you get the idea of how much fun they had with this anyway 😉 .
Even though our images were given to us from Mother Goose Time, you could find some printable images from around the web to use and print off 2 copies. It would be just as fun!
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