Episode Description: Bluey’s backyard zoo is home to wonderful animals, especially the big blue Daddy Gorilla. But when he grabs visitor Bingo and escapes, Zookeeper Bluey must recapture the wild beast.
- Have your kids set up their own zoo in the backyard or living room with their stuffed animals or toys. Extend the activity by having them think about what kind of habitat would best suit each animal.
- There’s no shortage of zoo animal-themed art and craft projects. Here are a few ideas:
Even just print out some black and white animal prints – like this cheetah print and have the kids colour it in, cut out shapes with it, etc. for an easy open-ended art activity.
- Lots of zoos have started offering free “virtual field trips” or live zoo web cams where you can check out what’s happening with the animals right from your computer. Check out this great list of zoos around the world that offer virtual tours, including Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
- If your kids are particularly taken with Ooh-ooh the baboon, why not learn more about primates from the expert: Jane Goodall. There are heaps of books about her (and a page in the Rebel Girls book). Also check out her Roots and Shoots program which offers resources and lessons plans for teachers.
- Don’t forget to get moving with some Zoo Animal Yoga Poses.