Animal Safari

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This activity is an oldie-but-goodie in our household, one of Travis’s favorite games to play before bed. We only play a couple of times a month so that it’s always exciting when I announce it’s a night to hunt for our animal friends!

While your child isn’t looking, hide a few stuffed animals, preferably jungle-themed. This set from Giggle fits the bill perfectly. I recommend “hiding” the animals in fairly obvious places so your little one doesn’t get frustrated.

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As part of your bedtime routine, dim the lights and announce that it’s safari time. I love giving Travis a flashlight to hold as he searches to add to the excitement, and he loves when his spotlight falls on a furry find.

Somebody’s getting warmer…

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Tada! Travis triumphantly uncovers a hippo:

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And is that a monkey under the couch?

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Encourage your child to name the animals they have found, for some fun vocab practice as well. And now good night!


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