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Parent-Child Activities

PET SAFETY TIPS

Curious George worked with The Humane Society of the United States to produce 5 easy tips (PDF) to keep your pet safe, healthy, and happy.

EXPLORING ANIMALS

A trip to the zoo is fun and educational, but there are also many opportunities closer to home to explore and observe animals. Use Exploring the World of Animals (PDF) to look for animals in your neighborhood, including birds and insects, and to get reading recommendations. George's Butterfly Hide-and-Seek (PDF) activity sheet lets you color a butterfly to blend in with a background your child chooses. And in Act Like an Animal! (PDF) you can help your child make a "critter catcher" and then imitate the movements and sounds of different animals.

DANCE ACTIVITIES

Dance is a great way for kids to get exercise, express their creativity, communicate feelings, and enjoy music. Download Dance Party with Curious George (PDF) or Un bailango con Jorge el curioso (PDF) and join in the fun! Plus, learn more about the importance of dance in Exercise Your Creativity (PDF), written by children's physical activity specialist Rae Pica.

SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

Just like George, children are curious about the world and how things work. Do these simple activities at home and have fun making discoveries together. To get the most out of these activities, take a quick peek at these helpful tips. Choose a topic to get started:

Exploring Earth Science (Season 3)

Earth Day, Arbor Day, the first day of spring... Any time of the year can be a great time to celebrate and explore earth science. Play outside, learn about nature, and get a little greener!

Going Green (Earth Science, Recycling)

Pinwheels (Earth Science, Art)

Recycled Sailboat (Earth Science, Recycling)

Sand & Soil (Earth Science, Problem Solving)

Water Drops (Earth Science, Observation)

Water, Rocks, & Mud (Earth Science, Nature)

 

Let's Build! (Season 2)

These K-1 activities will introduce your child to basic but important engineering concepts such as building, using tools, and following a plan. Download the complete Let's Build! Teacher's Guide which has print-outs for all the activities.

Build A House (Engineering, Art Design)

Dig It (Science, Engineering)

Monkey Made (Math, Science)

On A Hike (Engineering, Problem Solving, Creative Movement)

Plastic Bottle Birdfeeder (Engineering, Science, Art Design)

Size Them Up (Engineering, Science, Art, Music)

Tools Count (Engineering, Science, Math, Vocabulary)

What's That Shape (Math, Art, Vocabulary, Design)

 

At-Home Science (Season 1)

Kids are natural engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. Encourage their natural curiosity with these hands-on engineering, math, and science activities. Download the Curious George Family Activity Booklet which includes many of these ideas.

Bubble Stuff (Science)

Curious Pancakes (Math, Science, Cooking)

Feel the Wind (Science, Creative Movement)

Invent! (Engineering, Art)

Let's Build! (Engineering)

Marvelous Meringues (Science, Cooking)

Pattern Play (Math, Art, Music, Creative Movement)

Ramp-N-Roll (Science, Engineering)

Sort It Out (Math, Science)

Wheel Discoveries (Engineering, Science, Art)

It's "plane" fun! Introduce your child to basic engineering concepts with these two high-flying activities: Exploring Paper Airplanes (PDF) and Exploremos los aviones de papel (PDF).


CURIOUS GEORGE FAMILY ACTIVITY BOOKLET

This activity booklet invites parents to join their children in exploring science, engineering, and math through play. It can be used as a handout for children to bring home and share with their parents and siblings. Download the English activity booklet (PDF) or the Spanish activity booklet (PDF).


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