End of the Year: Summer Safari Unit | Summer Safari Unit for Summer School

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Why not take an in-class safari to keep your students engaged with these African-themed interactive activities for the end of the year (or for summer school!)?


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Want something fun that’s still full of learning for the end of the year, summer school, or enrichment programs? This Safari-themed packet of resources has plenty of materials to keep students happily learning for an entire week or more!


Each day contains at least one reading activity, one writing, one math, one science, and one social studies lesson. Most items are ready to print and go, with materials you already have in your classroom. There is also a detailed set of Teacher Notes with helpful tips for you to use as well as a list of recommended books, a safari-themed list of snacks, and an art project. Your students will LOVE the interactive materials in this fun unit!

Here is the suggested schedule of Summer Safari activities:

Reading: Welcome to the Safari
Writing: Animal Cinquain Poetry
Math: Lions on the Loose Multiplication Game
Social Studies: Take a Trip to Africa
Science: Food Chain Sort

Reading: The Caterpillar’s Roar – East African Folktale
Reading/Writing/Science: Taking Notes for Animal Research from the Computer
Math: Safari Problem Solving
Social Studies: Serengeti Timeline
Science: Animal Concentration Game

Reading: Read Safari Books in Pairs
Writing: Make Animal Brochures
Math: Coordinate Grid Activity
Social Studies: Serengeti National Park
Science: Food Chain Activity

Reading: Postcard Summary of a Safari (or any) Book
Writing: Start Memory Book
Math: Survey and Graphing Activity – Favorite Safari Animals
Social Studies: Make a Mancala Game
Science: Hungry Lions Game (Outdoor Science/Movement Game)

Reading: The Leopard and the Rabbit (Tanzanian Folktale)
Writing: Finish Memory Book
Math: Safari Munch
Social Studies: Tanzania Mapping and Play Mancala
Science: Make Your Own Quicksand

Extra Activities:
Big Cats in Danger (Math: Reading a Graph Activity)
Safari Silhouette Art Project
Create Your Own Folktale
Safari Snacks


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • All of the activities are academic but lots of fun to keep your student happily busy and learning at the end of the year!
  • There are lots of activities included for each subject area.
  • The activities are interactive and hands-on to keep your students’ interest!
  • The suggested schedule makes lesson planning easy!
  • Detailed teacher notes make the unit clear and easy to manage.
  • The letter to parents is editable so you can customize it to your needs.


If you’re looking for more end of the year week long units, check out these:
Beach Club: End of the Year Unit for 3rd – 5th Grades
Art Adventure: End of the Year Unit or Anytime (3rd – 5th Grades)


Here are some more end of the year resources:
End of the Year Literacy Set for 3rd – 5th
Time Capsule: Don’t Open Until High School Graduation Project
End of the Year Award Certificates: Editable
End of the Year Awards: Editable
End of the Year Memory Book


I love these hands-on units too!
End of the Year Activities for 3rd – 5th Grades (Set 1)
End of the Year Activities for 3rd – 5th Grades (Set 2)
End of the Year Activities for 3rd – 5th Grades Bundle


Hope you have a really great end of the year!

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