Daily Activity for Kids – Day 5 – Online Kids Activity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!

Today’s Activity: Create a New Animal Species – Online Kids Activity

Have you ever wanted to create your own animal species? Maybe you thought a dog mixed with a cat would be a good idea and you invented the “Cog” or the “Dat”. We found an amazing free website that allows you to do just that. It is called “Switchzoo”. We have a challenge for you. Follow these five steps to complete our Switchzoo challenge.

Step 1: Go to the website Click on the link “Make and Play”. Then click on the Switch Zoo Habitats Map and pick your favourite animal. We picked the elephant to start with.

Step 2: Switch off various parts of your animal with the pictures provided and create your new animal. Don’t forget to name it. We created a Rabbiturtphant

Step 3: Then move around the habitats creating all kinds of unique and fun animals. You must name each animal you create.

Step 4: Pick your favourite animal creation and make up a short story about it. We want to know its name, where it lives, what it eats and if you would keep it as a pet. If your child can write, have them write the story. If not, you can ask them questions and record their answers in a story format.

Step 5: Share you creations with us by either sending us a picture and the story through Facebook or IG. We would love to hear about what animals you made. You can post it in the comments here!

Switchzoo is full of other ways to enjoy the website. You can listen and figure out which animal is making the music you are hearing or you could take an adventure and create a new biome as well. It is a great place to learn and have fun.

This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: STEAM (science, technology and language and literacy).