Wild World

30 Minutes | All | Indoors

Make animal masks to wear in a game that tests your knowledge about endangered wild animals around the world.



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Wild World

30 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Paper plates
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Craft materials (for example, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, stickers)
  • Activity sheet or design your own
  • Post It Notes

  1. Learn about endangered animals
  2. Gather your friends or family for this activity
  3. Ask everyone what they know about endangered animals
  4. Everyone should try to explain what it means to be endangered, and share some examples of animals that are endangered
  5. Ask everyone playing to explain what endangered animals are, and introduce the tiger, amur leopard, mountain gorilla, and polar bear
  6. Take your PostIt Notes
  7. Write an endangered animal on the PostIt Note - i e tiger, amur leopard, mountain gorilla, or polar bear
  8. Put the PostIt Note on your chosen person's forehead
  9. This person should now ask questions, to try and work out what animal they are
  10. You can adapt this game to play on Zoom
  11. Out someone in a breakout room, decide what animal they will be and write it down
  12. Bring the person back from the breakout room and resume the game where the person starts to ask questions to work out what animal you have given them
  13. Gather the things you need to make your mask
  14. Make masks
  15. cut eyes and mouth holes in a paper plate
  16. You should try and make sure they match up to your face!
  17. Use a hole punch to punch one hole on each side of the mask
  18. If there isn’t a hole punch, an adult should carefully pierce the card with scissors — it may be best to do this before the activity
  19. Decorate their mask to look like their animal
  20. Draw, colour, or use craft materials to decorate your mask
  21. We’ve also included some ‘Animal mask templates’
  22. You could stick these to the paper plates or print them on card instead
  23. Tie string to one of the hole punched holes
  24. Measure how long the string needs to be to hold the mask to your face, then cut it and tie it on to the other hole punched hole

  • Always remain aware of your surroundings and follow local COVID-19 advice, including the Hands / Face / Space / Ventilation guidance.
  • If you’re meeting online, check out the advice on using Zoom and other popular digital platforms and the guidance on being safe online.
  • To help others do activities safely over Zoom, check out the example risk assessments and remember to make sure those taking part understand any care that needs to be applied.