Most children are fascinated by animals and often have an animal that is a particular favorite but do they know the difference between a horse and a donkey or do they know which animals are wild and which are domestic and that some can be both? Are they aware of the fact that different animals make different sounds? So, here at UTOPIA we decided to educate little ones about all these things and designated the entire week as Animal Kingdom Week.
Throughout the week we organized different fun activities in which our kids participated actively. The activities included rescuing the animals and adorable origami. In the animal rescuing activity, we stuck different animal figures on a table with the help of a tape and asked the kids to rescue them by removing the tape carefully and placing them in their natural habitat (i.e. land, water, or air). This activity promoted empathy, classification skills, increased attention span and observational skills and boosted imagination. For the children to have some crafty fun, we organized adorable origami activity. As origami requires folding paper in the right way to create specific shapes, it increased the dexterity of little hands and improved fine motor skills, and behavioral skills, developed imagination, and stimulated the left and right sides of the brain.
The entire week we motivated kids to learn and recognize different kinds of animals and how to distinguish among them with thrilling and enjoyable activities. Moreover, by learning about different animals kids learned that we are not the only ones living on this planet, there exist with us other four-legged fluffy friends too with whom we need to co-exist with a lot of love, kindness, and respect.