Wednesday, August 24, 2016

TD Summer Reading Club Week 8: Ages 9-12

Week 8: African Safari 

This is our last week of the Summer Reading Club, so since we have been learning about animals all summer, we decided to go on a safari! To start things off I asked the kids to tell me what types of animals they would find in an African savanna. Some of the answers they came up with were lions, hippos, zebras, giraffes and so much more, we also discussed how you wouldn't find any unicorns there because they live in rain forests! ;) 

Look at how cute they are!

After we finished talking about savannas and African animals, we got ready to go outside and play our first game of Cops and Robbers. Then we also played Kick the Can, Anteater Tag (everyone's favorite) and Everybody's It! It was a great way to spend the last day of class outside in the sun!

After we were all tuckered out from playing we came inside to make this week's craft, elephant puppets! Here's how you can too:

  • Paper plates
  • Googly eyes 
  • Grey knee-high socks 
  • White construction paper 
  • Markers
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Scissors
  • Glue / hot glue 


1. Take your paper plate and cut a large hole in the middle. 
2. Take your construction paper and cut out two large elephant ear shapes. (I used this stencil). 
3. Allow the kids to decorate their paper plates and ears. 
4. Pull the sock through the hole until there’s about an inch poking out of the inside. Line around the hole with hot glue and put some on the sock as well – press firmly together until it is dry (do not let the kids do this part).
5. Glue googly eyes on the front and glue each ear to both sides of the plate. 


Thank you to everyone that came and got wild with me this summer! I loved every minute of it and hope you guys did too! :)