Hippo Eats a Watermelon

Have you tried our Spotlight lesson with your young learners this week? We featured Maze Craze: five simple, fun mazes for very young learners. The object of those mazes is to get the food item to the animal. When I came up with the idea for these mazes, I automatically thought of a hippo eating a watermelon. The explosion of pink goo is something to see! I wanted to include a video of a hippo eating a watermelon for your students, so I asked my sister, who works at a zoo, to film the video. It’s a little blurry and shaky because it was filmed with her iPhone, but I hope your students enjoy it!

If you can’t make out what my sister is saying, it’s “Come a bit closer! I can’t throw that far!”

Thanks to our talented designer, Robyn Shesterniak, for making these mazes come to life with the cute animal characters! These mazes were born from a request from a customer who asked for more materials for very young learners. Stayed tuned for more materials geared to pre-K and K students. If you have any other requests, please contact us or leave a comment below. We love making materials that teachers want and need!

Find these mazes in the Games Room – Paper Games.


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Tanya Trusler

Tanya is a freelance editor and writer with an extensive background as an ESL teacher. She edits lesson plans, creates new materials, and writes weekly blog posts for ESL-Library and Sprout English. Her company is Editing to a T. Follow her on Twitter (@tanyatrusler) and Google Plus.

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