Jungle Day - Bill Crawford

Today we’re grabbing our boots and binoculars to make our way through the jungle! What better time to get outside and do some exploring? Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member William (Bill) Crawford. His hometown is Frederick, Oklahoma. Crawford was a banker by trade, but was passionate about wildlife conservation. He led one of the largest wetland restoration projects, the Hackberry Flat Wetland Restoration Project. Crawford helped restore over 7,000 acres of wetland basin. Because of his efforts in conservation, Crawford received the 2001 Alexander Calder Conservation Award. You can learn more by reading Bill Crawford’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

So many Oklahomans give their time and resources to wildlife! You can learn more about pilot Jerrie Cobb and conservationist John T. Nickel on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame website.


Movie Time! Do you have a favorite movie set in the jungle? One of ours is The Jungle Book! This classic makes us laugh every time! You can rent and stream it now. There’s also this fun jungle cartoon!


Storytime! Jazzy Jungle is one of our favorite jungle stories! We love this story and love it even more when we hear it read aloud.


Arts & Crafts! This fun resource has all kinds of paper plate animals to make, one of our favorites is the giraffe! There’s also this fun handprint sloth if you want more fun crafts.

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Make & Eat it! Jungle animals eat all different kinds of foods, but we thought what is there lots of in the jungle? Plants and fruits! Try this awesome fruit salad from Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.


Listen to it! Spotify has this awesome jungle party playlist designed for fun! There’s also this awesome Jungle Animal Song!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home exploring the jungle! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Jungle Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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