Friday, January 24, 2014

Wild Animal Party

Are your little ones acting like wild animals this winter? Then these party ideas are for you! Whether you have a winter birthday celebration to plan or are just looking for a reason to party, pick some of the ideas below for some wild and crazy fun.

1. Watch this fantastic TED talk about Leopards, Lions and other Big Cats. Derek and Beverly Joubert are amazing and the footage they capture is incredible. My students loved this video.

2. Make some Elephant Toothpaste.
We were so inspired by the elephant who wouldn't give up in the video above that we made this toothpaste in her honor. The chemical reaction is so fun to watch and this toothpaste just doesn't quit either! I purchased the 6 % Hydrogen Peroxide at a local Taylor Maid Beauty Supply Store for just $4.00.

Elephant Toothpaste

3. Create your own zoo full of wild animals using these amazing patterns from first palate.

Folding Paper Zoo Animals

4. Make some Paper Plate Masks to wear as you party it up in the jungle.

Animal Masks

5. Tell this fun interactive Bear Hunt Story that you might remember acting out when you were a kid.

Going on a Bear Hunt Story

6. Read some fun wild animal books.

7. Watch a fun wild animal movie.

8. Build a Snow Bear.

We are reading the book "I am Malala" in our school class and apparently snow bears are much more common in the Swat Valley of Pakistan than more traditional snowmen. Try this multi-cultural version of snow play for a fun change.

9. Play Fox and Geese in the Snow.

Fox and Geese in the Snow

10. Make some paper plate animals for a fantastic menagerie wall display. They would make great decorations for the party.

Paper Plate Animals

11. Hunt for Peanuts. Give each party guest a bucket and instruct them to act like elephants as they hunt for shelled peanuts around the house. (Check for peanut allergies first.) The one with the most peanuts at the end wins.

12. Play Animal Charades.  Free printable animal charade cards are found at the link below from Layers of Learning.

Animal Charades Cards

13. Play Monkey Says or Go on a Stuffed Animal Safari. Instructions for these games and more are listed at the link below.

Lots of fun Safari Games!

14. Make some chocolate animal crackers. Check out the other food animals at the great site below. I think the snake is especially cute!

Chocolate Animals Crackers

15. Dance to this crazy, popular wild animal video.

What does the Fox Say?

Have fun making a wild rumpus around your house this winter!

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1 comment:

  1. Love them all! Our birthday party at Playgroup this week just got more interesting!


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