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.
Susan Stephenson says
So glad you liked this site – I love sites like this that let kids create and use their imaginations!
Thanks for sending the link my way! It’s a fabulous resource and yes, great for little imaginations.
This is so cute Penny. One of my twinnies is at home sick today (why is everyone getting sick?!) so will let her have a play later…when she stops ya know, yakking everywhere!
I think I may have mentioned it before but again, you’ve done an amazing job in your site and the fact that you did the illustrations yourself…Im in awe.
Shucks, thanks Kirri! I’m loving the combination of writing and drawing for this blog. I’m finally getting my much needed creative juices flowing.
Don’t forget the offer a gave you a couple of weeks back. 😉
Oh just had to try this one! Too much fun…will build a little family portrait gallery of ‘wilds’ with the little ones tomorrow – Thanks!
Naww, that’s a lovely idea Jo. I might also try the family portrait. I wonder what animal parts my husband chooses; Something to support how big and strong he is I’m sure!
Grace Titioka says
What an awesome way to encourage creativity, be tech savvy and teach your children about animals.
I love the activity idea of asking your child to act out their “wild-self”…I know of one little twinlet in this household who would go crazy over that question 🙂
Zanni, Heart Mama says
That’s a very cute idea…A fun, creative way to learn how to use a computer for your three year old.
Look forward to reading more from your site 🙂
Elise @ Creative Play Central says
I am looking forward to trying this with my three children over the weekend. It sounds like this website would be right up their alley. Thank you for sharing.