Build Your Wild Self will engage children in a land of make-believe, allowing them to become a new kind of wild creature by adding their different animal features to a boy or girl body.
It also includes animal sounds that bring another layer of enjoyment to the process.
I have just started letting my three-year-old on the computer (figuring it was important to start computer skills early) and although she can’t read yet, she still found it relatively easy to navigate with limited help by me.
The Build your Wild Self Game, would benefit from adding audio when scrolling over the body part categories.
Once you’ve finished creating your wild self, you’re given an exciting wild name and a list of information on the benefits of your chosen adaptations.
For younger children, parents will need to read this out to gain any educational advantage.
What can you do with the finished product? You can print it, send it to a friend or even add it as your wallpaper. Websites like this make for a great learning tool when used as part of a larger educational activity.
Pre and post activity ideas:
- Build your wild self out of recyclable products in your home
- Extend on the adaptations your child chooses by learning more about the animals they belong to
- Read the picture book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Ask your child to act out their wild self
- Ask probing questions about their wild self– What food do you eat? Where do you live? What are your predators?
- Use the generated picture as a prompt to start a story, whether oral or written.