Virtual Story Time for World Chimpanzee Day

  • Location
    Jupiter, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    5 to 7 Years
    8 to 10 Years
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

The world needs the children of today to be inspired for the future and compassionate towards the wildlife we share the planet with.

Our Plan

We will be attending a virtual story time about chimps and Jane Goodall to learn, get excited, become inspired as change-makers and even do a craft together. Look for "Go Ape for World Chimpanzee Day" and Sign up here:

Themes Addressed

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    Dr. Jane Goodall
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    Reasons for Hope

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

What a fun day! Twenty four children and caregivers joined me for a library story time held via Zoom. We had a blast reading Jane Goodall's book 'The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe' and the kids made their own binoculars using cardboard tubes. I feel everyone learned a little something about these special animals and hopefully left the activity feeling inspired to make a difference in their own community or beyond!

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned about chimpanzee behaviour and daily life through reading Jane's book. We learned to make our own binoculars using cardboard tubes, tape and paper. We learned everyone can make a difference in their own way, big or small. We might find chimpanzees fascinating because they aren't native to where we live, but everyone has some pretty special creatures living right in their own community.

What I/we might change:

I forgot to start and end our story time with a Pant Hoot! We had some technical difficulties so we will be sure to test our sound before each Zoom session now!

My/our favorite part of this project was:

I loved seeing the families joined together to look at the pages of the book and hear me reading. I especially loved all the children holding up their binoculars to the camera to spot me! It was great seeing so many smiling faces during this time of difficulty and change!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

A link to a Jane Goodall Paper Doll was also supplied in case the activity wanted to be extended! Pinterest has so many wonderful resources and points of inspiration. I believe it's important to give everyone a chance to voice their thoughts and ask questions. I try to be as welcoming as possible to let all children know their voice matters and I care what they have to say!

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