- Mama Mirabelle - "Play's the Thing"
Bo, Karla and Max can't decide on what game to play â€” they each have a favorite of their own. Mama's home movies show them that every animal likes to play differently whether it is swinging, running or gnawing. As a result, the children understand that each of their favorite games actually helps them practice skills they will use later in life.
- Caillou - "Episode #301: Caillou's Safari"
Caillou wants to play with his animal cards but they have disappeared. A search soon reveals that Rosie has been playing with them, scattering them around the house. Caillou's new mission: to find them! So Caillou and Rosie head out on a safari, working together to find the animal cards.
Do in Class
- Clifford: Animal Match - Explore the animal kingdom by discussing the names, characteristics and habitats of various wild animals. Match two parts of an animal's picture to make a whole animal, then try mismatching pieces and renaming them to create new crazy creatures.
- It's a Big Big World: If I were an animal... - Pretend to be various animals, moving and making sounds like them. Draw pictures of yourself as your favorite animal.
- It's a Big Big World: Who's in the habitat? - Explore different habitats and identify things that live in them. Create a mobile that shows a specific habitat and the plants and animals that live in that habitat.
Play and Watch Online
- Kratt's Creatures - Go on a safari with the Kratt brothers. Find videos and information about all kinds of animals as you explore the globe.
- Mama Mirabelle: Photo Safari - Take photos of animals on the move and collect them in your own special savanna album.
- Mama Mirabelle: Video - Travel to the savanna on a virtual safari by watching video from the Mama Mirabelle series.
- Stop & Go: Maya & Miguel - Why is Maya riding an elephant? Is she on safari? Did she join the circus? You finish the story.
- Zoboomafoo: Feature Creature Fact Cards - Learn more about unique and exotic animals with these quick fact cards. Click on the feature creature link in the bottom navigation to move from one card to the next.
- The Water Hole
By Graeme Base
Published September 2001 by HNA Books
Take a round the world safari and count to ten, then carefully search the pages for hidden animals. Base has hidden details everywhere: in the parched Australian outback, in the Indian jungle, in a drop of water. Follow the waterhole as it dries up and is finally replenished when rain returns. The book features a cutout waterhole that gets smaller with every two-page spread.
- Young Naturalist's Handbook: Insect-lo-pedia
By Matthew Reinhart
Published September 2002 by Hyperion Books for Children
Kids can go on safari in their own backyards with this picture book. Reinhart provides an insect overview: anatomy, life cycle, origin and distribution, then serves up twenty-six chapters on specific insect groups. He concludes with information on humans and insects, including insects as food.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.