October 4th is World Animal Day!
We are celebrating this day by sharing a fun way to have 3-6 year old children learning about animals with Animal Trackers and other World Animal Day crafts and activities.
Animal Trackers is a monthly subscription service where kids receive a new activity packet every month based around the animal they will be tracking. Each month is a new animal. We received the Introduction Box and Zebra Packet free for reviewing and sharing our thoughts and experiences with all of you. This whole concept is so perfect for my 3 year old daughter who is so imaginative and loves pretend play. It was a big hit with both her and her 6 year old brother.
The Introduction Box comes with everything you need to start your Safari Adventure with Bode the Bear. The starter box is actually a super cute lunchbox which is used for storing different things sent with the packets every month. Inside was a paw print pencil and an African savanna information card. I also thought it was neat that it included a ‘My Animal Tracks’ collection ring. Each monthly packet includes a real photo of the animal you are tracking with that animal’s footprint on the backside. These get added to the collection ring.
Also inside were foam animal stickers and 2 scenes for creating her own African savanna. She loved matching the mommies with the babies. Her favorite activity was the animal matching memory game which my son also enjoyed. They thought it was hilarious that they has to match the animal ‘fronts’ with their ‘backs’ (a.k.a. ‘butts’ in little kid terms!). They couldn’t stop giggling about it!
Little Sister absolutely loved the Zebra Packet (month 2). It came with a pretend zebra mask which she has played with more times than I can count. My hubby thought it was so funny/cute to see her wearing the mask and laughed everytime she came out wearing the mask with a different zebra clothing item (like her super fluffy tutu!).
Each month is based around a different animal that you track along with Bode the Bear. Each packet includes a foam mask, figurine to play with, fun facts card, real photo with animal track for collection ring, an art activity, and a learning activity.
The learning activity for the zebra kit was drawing stripes on zebras that corresponding with the number next to it and a beginning sounds/phonics worksheet. The art activity was a printed zebra where you created the stripes using Magic Nuudles. Little Sister had a blast with the Magic Nuudles! You press them on to a wet cloth or paper towel, then stick them to the paper. The instantly stick and stay on when lifted by holding on to just one of the nuudles – she did this over and over many times because it was funny in her eyes. She also had fun making them stick to her fingers.
Bottom line: I would definitely recommend the Animal Trackers subscription service – especially for littles ones with a ‘WILD’ imagination like my daughter….. tee. hee!
What ways have you celebrated World Animal Day?
More Animal Crafts to Explore:
- Clothespin Zebra
- Easy DIY Elephant Ears and Trunk
- Animal Crafts Roundup
- Handmade Animal Masks
- Safari Craft and Activities
- Madagascar Escape 2 Africa Themed Playdate
- Handprint Animals
- Animal Crafts Pinterest Board
This post is part of a collaborative blog hop series with other kid bloggers celebrating World Animal Day.
Stop by the main post to see the main list of participating blogs. Topics include: ways to appreciate your pet, how preschoolers can help animals, 10 ways to learn about animals, Montessori farm animal theme for toddlers, more farm crafts, games, and a party, endangered species unit, and a free printable ‘If you give a child a pet’ activity.
→ World Animal Day Crafts and Activities for Kids by The Magic of Play