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

Moving and handling

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 equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Group size: small groups.

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