While teaching young kids about Dr. Jane Goodall, her work with chimpanzees and actively working to instill an excitement for learning, we first explained to the kids about the chimps and how closely related they are to humans.
This led us to an activity of drawing chimp faces and expressions, we asked them to draw emotions like they might feel. Mixing science with art seemed to really spark interest and intrigue for younger school age kids. It was a lot of fun as you can see!
After the art activities, we sat with the children and explained in more depth the life work of Dr. Goodall, her historical discoveries and continuing efforts to save the habitats of the chimpanzees and great apes.