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At-Home Activities: Into the Jungle - Seek Out New Lands

Week 3, September 21-25

Workshop Class Activities

  1. Craft – Growing Trees

  2. Key Points – Jungle Key Points

  3. Collaborative – Jungle Game

  4. Language Arts – Hawaiian Bingo

  5. Math/Logic – Jungle Facts

  6. Prepare for Adventure - Hiking

  7. Big Activity – Poi Balls

  8. Movement - Python

At-Home Activities


  • "Who is Jane Goodall?"

  • various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to jungles

  • journal or writing paper

  • newsprint paper

  • number line numbers, printed (included)

  • long paper or sidewalk chalk

  • dry beans

  • playing cards

  • blank world map

  • jungle diorama supplies

  • dry erase board or large paper

Numberline Numbers
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  • “Who Is Jane Goodall?”

  • Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to jungles



  • “Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface ... Far beneath, in some cases.” -Moana

  • "Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind." -Lilo

Language Arts Lesson

These are the main parts of a newspaper:

  • Masthead: Information about the newspaper, its editors, its owners and its location. “The Daily Bugle, New York’s Finest Newspaper Since 1932."

  • Headline: The title of a story “New Device Reads to Blind People”

  • Byline: The writer’s name “by Jessica Gump”

  • Dateline: The location from which a writer reported a story. Originally, the date was there too, but newspapers kept the term for the location. “Shangani, Zimbabwe”

  • Caption: A description of a photo “A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. (Photo and caption by Fatma Mccormick)

Writing Activity

Choose a jungle to create a newspaper about. Use each of the parts of a newspaper listed here.


Pretend you are boating on the Amazon River. What kind of plants and animals do you see? Are there any dangers? Who is with you?


Math Concept

Monsoon rainforests are called "dry rainforests" because they have a dry season. These get around 31 to 71 inches of rain each year. Use the included number line numbers to create a 1-100 number line or draw one of your own on a long paper or on the sidewalk. Place a marker on 31, and another on 71. Count how many numbers on the timeline between 31 and 71.

Math Project

Use the number line to discover the difference between 31 and 92, 62 and 48, 69 and 45, and 54 and 67. Make up some of your own number line problems.

Math Concept

Doubling: When you double something you get a number that’s twice as much as the one you started with.

Math Project

Fill a cup with dry beans. Use your number line again. Put one bean on the one. Put twice as many on the two. What is two doubled? Put this on the three. Double it again and put that number of beans on the four. You will run out of beans before you get to the end of the number line. How far do you think you will get on the number line? Continue doubling the beans on each number until you run out of beans. How far did you get? What’s the difference between your guess and the correct number?

Mental Math

Take four cards from a stack of playing cards that have had the face cards and the tens removed. Use these four cards to make two 2-digit numbers. Try to make one a very low number and the other a very high number. Pick two more cards and place them in front of you as another 2-digit number. Does this new number come between the two numbers you created? If they do, you get a point. Here’s an example. You pick the numbers 1 (Ace), 7, 4, and 9. You create the numbers 97 and 14. Then you pick to cards to get the number 31. 31 comes between 97 and 14, so you get a point! How quickly can you earn ten points? If you want to, you may play against another person to see who gets ten points first.

Math Games

Play some of the games here:


Research and Report

Choose one rainforest. Create a short report about it.

Themed Fireworks Projects

  • Color all the jungles on a world map.

  • Make your own diorama of a rain forest. Be sure to include the plants and animals that live in each of the layers.

6-week project

  1. Use the information you collected last week to start creating your written report. Use a mind map to organize your findings. Put the report topic in the center of your paper, with related information branching out from there.

  2. Make an outline. Using the mind map as a guide, put the information into an order that would make sense for a written report.

  3. Work on your display.

Other Ideas

  • Find out how many everyday things come from the rainforest. Gather things in your home that come from jungle areas. How many can you find? You might be surprised by the things that originally come from the jungle!

  • Figure out the difference in size between the three largest jungles in the world. What continents are these jungles in?

  • Make up a new fairy tale that is set in the jungle. Perhaps retell the story of Cinderella as if it happened in the jungle.

  • Pretend you are Tarzan and you are meeting a human for the first time. What is the experience like? Write about it. If you want, you can create a short play about the experience. You can practice it and perform it for others.

  • Create some jungle music.

  • Act out a Just So story by Rudyard Kipling.

  • Which story is better: Jungle Book or Tarzan? Find someone that favors the opposite of you and debate the differences.

  • Pretend you got to interview Mowgli. What questions would you ask? What do you think his answers would be? Write the conversation out.

  • People say rain forests are shrinking. Make a line graph that shows this phenomenon over the years.

  • Draw illustrations for the story of Jungle Book.

Go to to find out more about:

  • field trips

  • in-person classes

  • online classes

  • at-home materials


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