I just came across Switcheroo Zoo, a website that lets you mix and match animals to create new ones. It’s fun for kids to watch as their elephant’s head morphs into a pig. What would a zebra look like when it has a monkey head, bison legs, and a cheetah’s tail?
You can visit nine different habitats and make new animals in each. While you play, you can read facts about each of the animals in your current combination. Learn more about the animals by reading their Profiles in the Resources section.
Not only can children have fun imagining they are creating new species, but there are all kinds of games that teach about habitat, animal sounds, geography, and animal foods.