Hybrid animals – exercising their imaginations

Every Monday I do a journaling activity with my Grade 5 class. These are great both for practicing writing and expanding upon the curriculum based classes. At the moment we are doing about animals and endangered species so I decided to get them using their imagination and asked them to come up with a new animal. The Cambodian school system often doesn’t allow for children’s imaginations to run wild so I try to encourage it as much as possible, especially in their journals. Below are their new creatures, complete with a little bit of writing about their creations.

The journal prompt for this exercise was:

Hybrids are new things made from old things. Make a hybrid animal by joining two animals together. Describe you hybrid and why you chose your two animals.

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One thought on “Hybrid animals – exercising their imaginations

  1. What a great post and a great activity! Come visit my blog and leave a comment, this post looked lonely and so is mine…


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