Free your kid’s imagination – summer animal series

by Jen in #freetheirimagination,art,book activity,contest,craft,kids craft,summer

Is there anything better than freeing your kid’s imagination? It truly is wonderful to see what they create. This summer we have been creating and playing our way through our summertime fun list and one item on that list is learning about animals. The only question is which animals and how will we learn? So, last week we hit the library and the girls picked up a few books about whichever animals they liked…rabbits and giraffes. When we got home we started our summer animal series.
Our summer animal series is a great way to promote learning and have fun! After reading the books, my girls answered a few simple questions about their animals. Here are the questions…
list of questions about animals
My youngest daughter, Cee, wrote out her rabbit answers on red construction paper. She loved doing this little research project.
kid writing answers about rabbits
The final step was drawing and colouring a picture of their animal in its’ natural habitat. I rolled out a large sheet of blank paper and gathered up a variety of crayons, markers and pencil crayons.
rabbit habitat
Love the rabbit’s in their burrow, carefully avoiding their predator, the fox
The artwork was hung up with pride. This week we’ll pick out a few new animal books…who knows what they’ll pick.
Now, for some exciting information. We all know that the best part about freeing your child’s imagination is seeing where it will lead them. Well, Energizer and Crayola have teamed up to help your kid’s unleash their creativity. From June 25th to October 1st  Energizer is giving away over 2,000 Crayola prizes! Every hour – Every day there will be a draw!  Pretty incredible! All you have to do is head over and “like” the Energizer Bunny Canada Facebook page. Once there you’ll find all the details about the Energizer Free Their Imagination Contest
Here is the best part…Kitchen Counter Chronicles readers can use a Bonus PinMARKER” for a bonus entry every hour! That’s 2 entries every hour…2 chances to win an awesome Crayola prize  every hour…from now until October 1st! Hop on over and take advantage of the Bonus Pin MARKER.” Good Luck. 
**Contest is open to Canadian residents only**
Disclosure – I am participating in the Energizer program by Mom Central Canada.  I received compensation for my participation in this campaign.  The opinions on this blog are my own.
The Monko July 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

My son would love this activity (despite being not yet three). He loves all animals and knows a surprising amount about them – he amazed me the other day by telling me pandas ate bamboo (I didn’t teach him that!)
I love the fox in your daughters picture, he looks very sneaky

KitchenCounterChronicles August 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

Thanks, it is so much fun learning about animals…I always learn something new!

MaryAnne K August 1, 2012 at 4:16 am

I love your daughter’s artwork!

What a great activity – thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

KitchenCounterChronicles August 1, 2012 at 7:56 am

Thanks! Love your linky!

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