The Incredibles, about a family of super-heroes living in the
suburbs or Spiderman. There is even a new TV show about a family with super powers.
The connection - Build Your Wild Self is a tool that allows children (of all ages) to build a "wild" picture of themselves adding human and animal body parts.
While it could be a cute tool that allows children to explore their creativity, I think it could be much more for teachers. The website definitely meets my "keeping it simple" as it is clear and easy for young children to navigate.
When I first came across this site, my first thoughts were using it to support a writing prompt and using it to promote speaking and creativity.
- Creative writing linked to why they chose the body parts.
- What would it be like to have arms and legs like a tiger?
- Would they have "super ability" based on their choices?
- This tool could be used with the Interactive White Board as a class activity.
- How are animals different from humans?
- Students narrate "why" they are making body part choices. This supports ELA standards, would be an engaging exercise. You could video tape the wild self development and explanation.
Note-there are links to all the NYC zoos and the aquarium. These pages offer additional resources you can explore.