Questions for the Ride Home

  1. What was Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Musical about? If you had to summarize the play in one sentence, what would it be or what would be the main message or messages, in your opinion?
  2. When the other animals made fun of Gerald, how did he feel? How did you know? What can you say if you see someone being teased for being different? How can you help?
  3. Cricket tells Gerald that the people in a community must show up for each other. How many different communities are you a part of? Can you describe how people help each other in your community? What is one way you could help your community?
  4. Gerald dreams of dancing but does not think he can do it. What is something you are scared of doing? What can you do when you are scared to feel more brave?


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Experience the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens a 116-acre zoo and botanical garden located north of Orlando, Florida in Sanford. With 350 animals for you and your family to experience, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that inspire actions on behalf of wildlife.

Visit- Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park offers a captivating blend of entertainment and education, immersing visitors in the wonders of the natural world. Guests can embark on thrilling adventures like the Expedition Everest roller coaster, journey through Pandora on the Avatar Flight of Passage, and explore the breathtaking trails and treks to experience close-up encounters with some of the world’s most incredible animals. Additionally, the park’s commitment to wildlife conservation is evident through immersive exhibits like the Kilimanjaro Safaris, where guests can encounter real animals in habitats designed to mirror their natural environments.

Visit- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park


Craft Giraffe Masks

Children can create their own giraffe masks at home for imaginative play! Use paper plates, construction paper, markers or paint, and craft sticks to let them design masks resembling Gerald. This activity allows them to practice fine motor skills like cut, stick, grip, and pinch. Paper Plate Animal Instructions

Giraffe Drawing and Coloring

Set up a station for drawing and coloring giraffes. Provide templates or let children draw their own giraffe characters. This artistic activity fosters creativity and fine motor skills.

Download and Print: Giraffes Coloring Page

Dance Party

Arrange a dance party where children can express themselves through dance, just like Gerald the Giraffe in the book. Put on a guided Kidz Bop dance video like the one here, or play music with different rhythms and encourage kids to create their own dance moves.

Build Giraffe Cookies

No baking required! Try constructing these amazing Giraffe’s Can’t Dance inspired cookie creations from the “Littles Love Learning”. Little ones can practice fine motor skills like grip, stick, and pinch while building a really delicious treat!

Make and try them at home: Giraffes Cookie Recipe 


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