Programs Offered

Africa

Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Hyenas, Gazelles, Cheetahs, Hippos

Asia

Camels, Cobras, Crocodiles, Orangutans, Rhinos, tigers, Pandas, Komodo Dragons, Sharks, Peacocks

North America

Eagles, Bears, Bison, Beavers, Porcupines, Owls, Raccoons, Rattlesnakes, Skunks


Introductory Price

$200.00

For stand-alone 45 minute program, enrichment packet, and painting $10 per child.

What is Learning Safari?

As a seasoned face painter and experienced Life Science teacher, I have brought my knowledge of fun children’s entertainment together with science content and learning styles to create an “edutainment” program I call LEARNING SAFARI.

This highly engaging multi-sensory educational program combines face painting with learning about animals. This 45 minute Learning Safari program is perfect for ages 3-10 and has been presented in Child Developmental Centers, Libraries, Home School Groups and Elementary Schools around Charlottesville. This would also make a fabulously fun and informative birthday party for animal lovers!




Enrichment Packet Includes: 4 x 6” photo of face painted child against a photo backdrop of animal’s habitat, full color flashcards of 10 animals in program, instructions for using cards to do mind reading effect, and clip card trick used in program.

Requirements: 16’ wide and 8’ deep with an electrical outlet for the stage / backdrop, 1 hour prior to presentation to set up, and about 2 hours to paint and photograph up to 75 students


Learning Safari Alignment with Virginia SOLs

K.4: The student will use simple maps and globes to

  • a. develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the earth
  • b. describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations
K.5: The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes

  • a. show a view from above
  • b. show things in smaller size
  • c. show the position of objects
1.4: The student will develop map skills by

  • b. using cardinal directions on maps
2.4: The student will develop map skills by

  • a. locating the United States on world maps
2.5: The students will develop map skills by

  • a. locating the seven continents on maps and globes
3.4: The student will develop map skills by

  • a. locating West Africa
3.5: The student will develop map skills by

  • a. positioning and labeling the seven continents
K.8: The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves

  • a. taking turns and sharing
  • f. participating in decision making in the classroom
  • g. participating successfully in group settings
1.10: The student will apply the traits of a good citizen by

  • a. focusing on fair play, exhibiting good sportsmanship, helping others, and treating other with respect
  • b. recognizing the purpose of rules and practicing self-control
  • c .participating in classroom decision making through voting
K.3: The student, given an ordered set of ten objects and/or pictures, will indicate the ordinal position of each object, first through tenth and the ordered position of each object.

1.9: The student will use nonstandard units to measure length.

2.11: The student will estimate and measure

  • a. length to the nearest centimeter and inch.
4.7: The student will

  • a. estimate and measure length, and describe the result in both metric and US Customary units
The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic and the nature of science by conducting investigations in which

K.1:

  • a. basic characteristics or properties of objects are identified by direct observation
  • c. a set of objects is sequenced according to size
1.1

  • a. the senses are used to observe difference in physical properties
  • c. objects are classified and arranged according to characteristics or properties
  • d. simple tools are used to enhance observations
  • e. length is measured using nonstandard units
  • f. inferences are made and conclusions are drawn about familiar objects
2.1

  • e. length is measured in metric units and standard English units using the proper tools
  • i. data are analyzed
  • j. conclusions are drawn
3.1

  • b. predictions are formulated using a variety of sources of information
  • e. lengths are estimated and measured in metric and standard English units using proper tools
  • j. inferences are made and conclusions are drawn
K.2: The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow them to seek, find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn about their surroundings. Key concepts include

  • b. sensory descriptors used to describe common objects and phenomena
K:4 The student will investigate and understand that the position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described. Key concepts include:

  • a. colors of objects
  • b. shapes and forms of objects
  • c. textures and feel of objects
  • d. relative sizes and weights of objects
K.6: the student will investigate and understand the differences between living organisms and nonliving objects: Key concepts include:

  • a. all things can be classified as living and nonliving
  • b. living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects including growth, movement, response to the environment, having offspring, and the need for food, air, and water.
K.7: The student will investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. Key concepts include:

  • a. animals need adequate food, water, shelter, air and space to survive
  • c. plants and animals change as they grow, have varied life cycles, and eventually die
1.5: The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans have basic needs and certain characteristics. Key concepts include:

  • a. basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter and space
  • b. basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter and space
  • c. animals can be classified according to a variety of characteristics.
2.4: The student will investigate and understand that animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they mature and grow. Key concepts include:

  • a. animal life cycles
2.5: The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key concepts include:

  • a. living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings
  • b. an animal’s habitat includes adequate food, water, shelter or cover and space
  • c. habitats change over time due to many influences
3.4: The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment. Key concepts include:

  • a. behavioral adaptations
  • b. physical adaptations
4.5: The student will investigate and understand how plants and animals, including humans, in an ecosystem interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Key concepts include:

  • a. animal adaptations
  • c. flow of energy though food webs
  • d. habitats and niches
  • e. changes in an organism’s niche at various stages in its life cycle
  • f. influences of human activity on ecosystems
5.5: The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment. Key concepts include:

  • b. classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organisms
  • c. traits of organisms that allow them to survive in their environment
2.7: The student will investigate and understand that weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals and their surroundings. Key concepts include:

  • a. effects of weather and seasonal changes on the growth and behavior of living things
3.8: The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include:

  • b. animal life cycles
3.9: The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth. Key concepts include:

  • d. water is essential for living things
2.8: The student will investigate and understand that plants produce oxygen and food, are a source of useful products and provide benefits in nature:

  • c. plants provide oxygen, homes, and food for many animals
3.9: The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species. Key concepts include:

  • a. the interdependency of plants and animals
  • b. the effect of human activity on the quality of air water and habitat
4.9: The student will investigate and understand important Virginia natural resources: Key concepts include:

  • a. animals