Today's safari looks at jungle animals, with lots of crafts, coloring, and interactive fun. Although today's topic is primarily for preschoolers and early elementary grades, there is one video resource that will interest readers of all ages.
These forty-six jungle animal coloring pages can be either colored online or printed on paper for old-fashioned coloring fun. Animals represented include a baby elephant, an anteater, a koala and a hyena. If you register for a free The Color account, you'll be able to save your colored pictures, and might even see your masterpiece featured on The Color's homepage.
Elephants, frogs and giraffes, oh my! Click on any of the twelve animal categories, or choose the catch-all category: Other Jungle Activities. Activities include coloring pages, craft projects, interactive puzzles, songs, stories, poems, and printable tongue twisters. "A tidy tiger tied a tighter tie to tidy her tiny tail."
From the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this interactive activity was "inspired by the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau. Create an imaginary landscape. You can mix and match the animals, control the weather and lighting conditions, or construct flowers, trees, and plants." Use the printer icon in the upper right-hand corner to print your piece, as the usual browser print function won't work.
"What is a jungle? A jungle is a kind of tropical forest. It is hot and thick with trees, plants and lots of animals." This animated three-minute video introduces preschoolers to many jungle animals, including monkeys, lions, crocodiles, and gorillas. Look in the right-hand column for two more jungle interactives: Create a Jungle and Animal Jungle Game.
From the National Geographic archive, here's a collection of twenty video shorts about forests and jungles. Topics include Toucans, Costa Rica Canopy Tour, Gorillas in Uganda, and China's Amazing Flora. "From deserts to lush tropical forests, one of China's richest treasures is its plant life. Join leading botanist and NG Research & Exploration chairman Peter Raven on a tour of China's regional flora." The videos run between two and seven minutes, and each includes links to related Nat Geo content.
Today's safari looks at jungle animals, with lots of crafts, coloring, and interactive fun. Although today's topic is primarily for preschoolers and early elementary grades, there is one video resource that will interest readers of all ages. \t\t\n