Animal magic

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By Sally Grayearly years practitioner and writer

Make your safari project a roaring success with these activities all about wild animals

Elephant © Tim Flach/

Activities in this article:

  1. Animal tracks
  2. Number safari
  3. Tall giraffe, long snake

1. Animal tracks

Learn about animal footprints and have fun making your own

Physical Development

Using Equipment and Materials

Development matters: demonstrate increasing skill and control in the use of mark-making implements (30-50 months); manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect (40-60+ months).

Early Learning Goal: handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.

Group size: small groups.

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