Afterschool Activities: Animal Power

In “Animal Power!” kids explore a range of amazing skills and behaviors that animals use to survive. These activities include a PLUM LANDING animation and a related hands-on activity, both with extension ideas, to provide about one hour of programming.

Start by having kids watch Squirrel for a Day, a short animated video about how squirrels in cities and towns find water to drink, even on a dry day. Then, head outdoors for Animal-ympics, a hands-on contest that pits kids’ skills against the feats of amazing animal athletes. If time permits, wrap up your day by completing one or more of the “Explore Some More” activities.