Fun #EarthWeek fact: roughly 50% of the plants and animals on the earth live in the rainforest! Today’s edventures are all about rainforest fun for kids!
We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!
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It’s time to get wild! While outside today, have your child imagine that they are an animal living in a rainforest. Challenge them to swing like a monkey through the trees, march like a leafcutter ant, fly a Toucan, leap like a lemur, jump like a tree frog, and creep like a jaguar!
Two Kinds of Rainforests
Does your child know that there are 2 different types of rainforests in our ecosystem? One that is hot and steamy and one that is cooler and more mountainous. Join SciShow Kids to find out where the different rainforests are located and what animals live in each one.
Make a Plant Snake
Have your child make a paper plate snake! Use bubble wrap and paint for a fun scaly texture. Don’t have bubble wrap? No problem look for other items in the house to use with paint to give texture. (A small sponge or wadded up saran wrap works great!) This craft tutorial from CraftyMorning.com is easy and adorable.
The Rainforest Song
The Rainforest Song by Big Word Club is sure to get your kiddo moving and singing along with this catchy tune and fun animated video. Don’t be surprised if they ask to watch it again! They also have fun songs about Toucans and a Green Anaconda!
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Visit the Rainforest!
Take a virtual trip to the Amazon Rainforest with VirtualFieldTrips.org!
SNACK LIKE A MONKEY
Give each child a banana on a stick to dip in melted chocolate and decorate with rainbow sprinkles!