The children are working together to put a safari floor puzzle together.
This child is painting binoculars that she can use when we go on safari. We discussed all of the things we should bring on our safari. Toys, food, water, & binoculars were at the top of our list to pack into a backpack!
Here we are on the airplane traveling over land and ocean to Africa! The children took turns being the pilot.
Once we were in Africa, we visited a village and learned that in the evenings, villagers often gathered to tell and listen to stories in front of a fire. We were fortunate enough to be able to take part in this one evening. The story told was based on an old African folktale. It was called Abiyoyo. After the first telling, it was repeated many times over our trip. The children also acted out the story like a play.
The children also learned that people speak in different languages in Africa. One of the languages is Swahili. We practiced counting in Swahili with the help of this book called Moja means one.
Driving in a jeep to our first safari!On Safari in the Savannah! Looking for animals!