Before the students arrived for the day, we taped 12 animal photographs all around the room at eye level.
Each student had a clipboard and a journal page. I showed them how to make a check mark. (I love preschool.) Then they went off on their own safari adventure. As they found each of the animals around the room, they checked it off on the journal.
We also talked about how we had to be a little quiet so that we wouldn’t frighten any of the animals away. (It’s spring and we’ve got a good case of spring fever. I’ll use any tactic available!!)
The students were so excited to complete the safari tour and find all of the animals around the room. Plus, later in the day during centers they were talking about “gazelles” and “ostriches” and other cool African animals. Hooray!
Have fun playing and learning with your children today!