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Week 3: Animal Kingdom Vocabulary Activities

Go wild this week in the Animal Kingdom!

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Don’t have a cow but we need to address the elephant in the room. We’re approaching the dog days of summer! Brush up on your animal idioms, learn the difference between a reptile and an amphibian, and find out what a dodo and kiwi bird have in common this week at Puku Summer Camp!

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This Week’s Vocabulary Lists

Types of Animals Vocabulary List

Animal Idioms Vocabulary List

Flightless Birds Vocabulary List

This Week’s Book Recommendations

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Vocabulary Activities

Design a Fun Fact Bookmark - Design a bookmark featuring one of the animals from the Types of Animals list Vocabulary List. On the front draw a picture of the animal and on the back list facts about that animal like where it lives, what it eats, and other fun facts about it. Bonus: Make a bookmark for every animal on the list and quiz your friends.

How to Care for a Pet - Pretend you’re going on vacation and have to leave your pet with a friend while you’re gone. Write a list of all the things you do to care for your pet. Be sure to include when your pet eats, what they eat, and fun activities your pet likes to do.

Write a Haiku - Pick an animal to write a haiku about. A haiku is an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables. Here’s an example: I have a pet dog. He likes to play fetch and swim. His name is Charlie.

Other fun activities

  • Make origami animals out of paper
  • Tune into the Smithsonian’s National Zoo webcams to watch animals like pandas, lions, and more
  • Build an animal habitat diorama in an old shoebox or with LEGO®.
  • Draw your favorite animal or take photos of your pet(s) or animals you see in your neighborhood.
  • Create a poster for an animal that’s available for adoption at your local animal shelter. Include a photo and fun facts about the animal that would help it get adopted.
  • Record a video promoting an endangered species. Try to convince the audience why they should work to help save that species.

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