Preschool Safari Theme Activities Sensory Habitat

We’re going on safari, y’all! And here’s a fun preschool safari theme activity to get us started. If you’re looking to make your own safari habitat with your little kids, then definitely check out this post for lots of inspiration! 

preschool safari habitat activity images with text: Preschool Safari Theme Safari Habitat Investigation StationWe started our Going on Safari theme a few days ago and the little guy and I are both having a blast! This is one of those themes that we’ve been looking forward to for a really long time now.

Like since we started our preschool homeschool journey a few years ago. Just sayin’. Lol…

safari habitat sensory activity with green dyed rice and elephant and zebra figurines
The new year is a breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and it’s nice to be getting back into our routine.

I love Christmas and it’s especially magical when you have little kids, but the extra work that goes into all of it… Oh my! It can definitely be exhausting.

preschooler adding materials to pretend safari habitat
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler creating safari habitat on baking sheet using dyed rice and other basic supplies
Safari Habitat Sensory Activity

Set Up

  • In a large shallow tub or in the corner of your room, create a safari habitat with grass, sticks, rocks, and safari animal figurines.
  • Encourage children to create their own game reserve using the nature items.

preschooler making safari habitat with animal figurines
Big Questions

  • What do you think safari animals need to survive?
  • Where do you think animals hide?
  • Who would they be hiding from?
  • What animals would want to stay together?

preschooler making pretend safari habitat with dyed rice
For January, I made some major changes to our preschool homeschool. One of the biggies was rearranging and reorganizing so that the little guy has his own space.

preschooler playing with zebra figurine in pretend safari habitat
My main workspace is an 8-foot-long, handmade trestle desk and I totally emptied half for him and his homeschool stuff. What that means is that the little guy can work on his stuff while I’m working in the evenings and he’ll be right beside me if he needs anything.

preschooler making safari habitat using basic sensory materials
So far, we’re both thrilled about it. He has his crayons and his scissors and tape along with whatever books he’s currently reading and all of the projects that he’s working on.

preschooler adding dyed rice to pretend sensory habitat
The one exception to that is of course sensory activities. We’re still doing those on his table. It just makes more sense to keep all of the messy stuff on that side of the studio.

preschooler adding sensory materials to pretend safari habitat
Speaking of sensory activities, he obviously loved this one too. We didn’t have any sand, though. Instead we used green rice that we made a while back for another activity.

I love how easily we can make the activities work for us using what we already have on hand.

preschooler adding pretend grass to safari habitat
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Going On Safari theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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preschool safari habitat activity images with text: Make Your Own Preschool STEAM Safari Habitat