What you’ll need
- Dish soap
- Scrap paper or newsprint
Ask About Today
Where do lions live?
Today’s Explore activity includes content about predators that some young campers may find upsetting. As always, please use your judgment when sharing with your child. Here is a gentler alternative if you’re looking for one.
est. 25 min
A Lion’s Life
These “kings of the jungle” don’t actually live in the jungle. Learn about the lives of lions in this National Geographic Kids video.
est. 30 min
Paint your animals, then give them a bath!
Lay out a sheet of scrap paper (old grocery bags or newsprint will work, too). Set out creature figurines along with some washable paint, brushes, and a small tub of soapy water.
Blue lions? Red dinosaurs? Paint your creatures any colors you want. Paint their feet to make footprints. Who has the biggest tracks? When you’re done, give them a “bath” in the soapy water.
est. 5 min
What’s a lion want for lunch? Find out in this story by Miriam Busch.
est. 5 min
Move Like a Lion
Now that you’ve learned about lions, be one! How do lions walk? Crawl? Stretch? Act out your lion life. Don’t forget to ROAR.