Have each child draw either a picture of their pet, an animal that they would like to own or any animal they would like to learn more about.
Once the pictures are complete, help the children find out more information about their animal. You may wish to work together in small groups if multiple children choose the same animal.
Have the children share their picture with the rest of the group and tell them one new thing they learned about the animal.
Share what you've all learned together as a group and display your artworks for everyone to see.
Whether you are discussing household pets or the wild animals of the jungle, there's always something new to learn. The children may already know a lot about the animal they've chosen, so encourage them to share their knowledge with one another, as well as look for supporting sources.
Tips and Tricks
You may choose to restrict the children's internet searches to reputable educational sources, or an online encyclopedia. This can help them browse safely and avoid distractions.
Follow up Activity
Turn what you've learned into a story! Have children use puppets, masks or dramatic play costumes to improvise a scene. Have each child act for the animal that they chose and try to incorporate what you've learned into the story.