Dec 03 2011
After creating her own farm, we had a go at creating her own jungle!
Well, she doesn’t need to know that we can’t exactly “OWN” a jungle… and especially not in land-scarce Singapore where trees and flowers and even cemeteries need to be uprooted to make way for development right? For now, I’ll just let her imagination grow.
- Paper Plate (though plain paper is good enough)
- A set of Jungle Stickers (glue + printouts of animals is a good substitute too – like this)
Started off by getting her to read a book about the jungle…
Gave her a paper plate and told her to “draw” her jungle. Tree trunk + leaves + grass… and horizontal blue lines to mimick a lake…
Gave her the jungle stickers I had in my stash from her birthday party and asked her what these animals were, and whether they lived in the jungle. If yes, stick them on! This above is her final masterpiece.
So happy she was to have created her own jungle, she grabbed her “safari hat” and wore it as she sang Barney’s “Going on a Jungle Safari” song as she attempted to pull the stickers out to do the activity all over again!
That obviously does not work! So mommy had to run to get another set of stickers and a new paper plate for her to do everything over again. This time, mommy decided to help with the drawing so we could have something slightly more realistic… PLUS, she knew the stickers were coming so she was drawing VERY half-heartedly while staring at the stickers…
There you have it… two jungle scenes! Now stuck proudly on her playroom’s wall-of-fame!
I still have quite a few jungle stickers… and it would be silly to ask her to make yet another jungle right? … Any ideas what I could do with them? Probably make a zoo… Or if you want to do this with your kid, let me know and I could meet up with you and give you some.