Miss Possum started school just over a month ago and I was dreading the chore of making a meal for the lunch box every day. I don’t feel overwhelmed with it now because I’ve been using it as a way to connect and communicate with Miss Possum while we are apart (I still miss her every day she is at school).
I’ve been writing on a little post it note and sending it in her lunch box every day. Since I’ve surpassed my ‘I love you’ quota for the moment, I decided to spark it up with some animal quiz questions instead.
When it was time for morning tea, Miss Possum would read the question and when I picked her up from her classroom she would excitedly give me the answer. We have both really enjoyed this simple connecting (and educational) activity.
A few quick tips:
- Write the questions at their reading level. You don’t want them to give up on the question because it’s too hard to read.
- Make sure your child would know the answer most of the time.
- I love that Miss Possum tells me the answer when I pick her up from school but sometimes you can mix it up by pasting a picture of the animal on the opposite side of the post it note or hiding the picture under the sandwich.
Animal quiz questions and answers
- What animal looks like a horse and has stripes? Zebra.
- What is a big animal that has a trunk? Elephant
- What animal eats gum leaves and bellows? Koala
- This animal is white, hops and loves carrots. Rabbit.
- What animal says ribbit, ribbit? Frog
- What animal is tall, jumps up and down and has very big feet? Kangaroo
- What bird’s voice sounds like a laugh? Kookaburra
- What lizard has a big blue tongue? Blue Tongued Lizard
- What animal says Ssssss and slithers? Snake
- What animal turns into a butterfly? Caterpillar
Adding a little animal quiz fun to your lunch box is not only fun for you and your child but it’s educational too!