Sponsored by Woolworths
Most kids love animals – they love learning about them, caring for them and pretending to be them. I was inspired to try this Aussie Animals Charades game with Pebble this week after collecting Aussie Animals trading cards from Woolworths. Woolworths and Taronga Conservation Society have launched a fun collection of 108 Aussie Animals cards, helping to educate Aussie kids about native animals.
Our Aussie Animals adventure began with our visit to the Woolworths with Pebble in her kangaroo onsie, complete with her joey in her pouch. She hopped up and down the aisles and gave the other shoppers a bit of a giggle. When we had finished our shop we happily gathered up our collection of Aussie Animals cards. Lucky for us the cards are free with every $20 spent in Woolworths.
Pebble’s favourite card is the Ulysses Butterfly but she is quite fascinated with them all. She especially loves learning about which animals are dangerous. I’m quite enjoying learning some new facts too – did you know that a Barking Owl can eat other animals the size of a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo? And that a Green Jumping Spider forces blood into it’s legs to jump up to 25 times it’s own height. Eeeek!
Aussie Animals Charades
You will need:
- a collection of Aussie Animals trading cards
- a curious kid (or three)
- place the cards into a box (we used an empty tissue box)
- take turns to choose a card from the box (no peeking!) and act out the animal that you’ve picked.
- other players guess which animal is being portrayed.
Make it easier:
- Choose five or six trading cards to put on display for all players to see. Each player acts out one of the animals of their choice from the selection.
Make it harder:
- Play a “Who Am I” game, using animal facts.
More fun with Aussie Animals
Visit the Woolworths Aussie Animals website for lots of fun ways to play, cook, create and trade cards.
Which Aussie animal would your kids like to learn about?