G- Giraffe & Animals of the Savanna

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Weekly Activities: Giraffe/Animals of the Savanna Week
November 27-December 1, 2023

Here are samples of activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – Letter “G” Giraffes

How you can participate:  Have your child pretend to be a giraffe.  How high can the reach up (using their hands not their neck :)) Giraffe & Animals of the Savanna

Books – Laughing Giraffe (Amazon)
Action – G Cards
Art – Water Color a Giraffe
Letter Recognition – Parachute Letters
Music – Going to the Zoo

Tuesday – Shape: Square & Color: Brown

How you can participate: Play a game of “I Spy a Square” with your child looking for brown or square items.

Books – Brown, seeing brown all around us
Phonics – “G says g,g,g,g,g, giraffe… my long neck gives me a laugh.”
Art – Finger-paint Brown
Engineering – Block Challenge
Music – Trip to the zoo

Wednesday – Opposites: Up and Down

How you can participate: Practice putting things, in the house, up and down.

Books – Perfect Square
Action – Letters in cornmeal
Art – Pipe cleaner snakes
Science – G taste test
Music – Jumping with variation

Thursday – Savanna Habitat

How you can participate: Talk about what animals can be found on the Savanna with your child.

Books – We All Went On Safari
Phonics – “G says g,g,g,g,g, giraffe… my long neck gives me a laugh.”
Art – Lion Heads
Science – Capillary Action Experiment
Music – Bean Bag Boogie

Friday – Opposites: Long / Short

How you can participate: Wherever you are, compare things that are long and short.

Books – Water Hole Waiting
Action – Giraffe Facts
Art – Long and Short Tiger Stripes
Math/Science – Measure items with a tape measure; compare long/short
Music – Opposites

Fun Facts about Giraffes for Kids
  • Giraffes have hearts that are 2 feet long.
  • A male giraffe is called a Bull, baby giraffes are called Calves and females are called Cows.
  • Giraffes sleep only five to 30 minutes every day. …
  • Giraffes can run up to 35 miles per hour.
  • These tall animals need a lot of food to keep them going.

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