For this activity, you can think of a favorite animal, a pet, a Minnesota Zoo animal, or, you can look at the picture below.

When you look at or think about your animal, try to answer the following questions. You might find it helpful to write out your answers.

THINK: What do you believe this animal is thinking right now? How do you know that? What are you thinking about when you look at this animal?

FEEL: How do you think this animal is feeling right now? What makes you think that? How do you feel when you think of this animal or look at its picture? 

DO: What is this animal doing right now? What do you think it will be doing in an hour, a day, a week? What do you think is a favorite behavior or thing for this animal to do? Why?

This is a great activity to do on your own or with family and friends! You can even keep your chosen animal a secret and have others guess what it is based on your answers!

The Minnesota Zoo would love to see examples of how you used this activity at home! Please share pictures or comments via email at [email protected], and take less than 5 minutes of time to provide us feedback by completing this short survey.