Does your child enjoy the replicas in our Safari Farm or our Wild Safarii® Wildlife collections? Why not take their learning to the next level by building a biome model to explore the ecosystems that their favorite animals live in? Whether you are looking for an after-school activity or something fun and educational to do on the weekend, building these models can be a great option.
You can start on your ecosystem model by first deciding which area you are going to focus on. You can let your child pick their favorite animal and then continue by researching the environment they live in. Different factors to look for are plant life, animal life, rocks, weather conditions and how the animals interact together in the area. Once you have researched the area you can start to build your model by using a cardboard box, or storage container. You can then fill the environment of your biome model with materials collected from around your house, the backyard, or even a local craft store.
(Photo credit: Dary Caballero)
Once your environment has been built, you and your child can have fun placing our animal replicas inside the model appropriately. This activity will help give your child further dimension about the animals that they often play with all while having fun! It can also be fun for your kids to take pictures of their replicas as if they were in their native habitats. Featured above you will see a fan photo sent into us by Dary Caballero.
Posted on Friday, August 17th 2012