Andy's Wild Adventures

15 minutes

Kenya - Sengi

Watch a whole episode of Andy's Wild Adventures.

15 minutes

Kenya - Flamingos

Head off to Kenya with Andy and Kip and watch a whole episode of Andy's Wild Adventures.

5 minutes

Sengi

Sengis can really move!

5 minutes

Meerkats

The meerkats come out for breakfast.

5 minutes

Grass Cutter Ants

Grass cutter ants are very, very strong!

5 minutes

Mountain Gorillas

The gorillas make their beds every night.

5 minutes

Flamingos

Andy gets up close to a newly hatched baby flamingo (and gets stuck in the mud!).

5 minutes

Emperor Penguins

Can you spot Andy among the penguins?

5 minutes

Elephants

Elephants use their trunks for lots of helpful things - and sometimes just for trumpeting!

5 minutes

Chinstrap Penguins

Can the penguin find her own family?

5 minutes

Capuchin Monkeys

These monkeys are having a cracking time in their hammering workshop.

5 minutes

Black Bears

Andy climbs up high with the bears in the trees.

30 minutes

Jigsaws

Can you piece together the jigsaw puzzles?

15 minutes

Monkey Nut Crackers

Set in the Amazon rainforest, help the monkeys crack nuts. How quickly can you spot the nuts?

15 minutes

Beaver Builder

Set in the Rockies, help a beaver build a dam. Match up the differently shaped sticks to complete the dam.

15 minutes

Run Sengi Run

Can you work out the best route for the Sengi to run through the maze to find her lunch?

15 minutes

Swim Seal Swim

Explore the Arctic and help the seal catch as many fish as possible!

15 minutes

Giant Millipede colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Sengi colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Capuchin Monkey colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Elephant colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Flamingo colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Giraffe colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Scarlet Macaw colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Tarantula colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

15 minutes

Caiman colouring sheet

Print off and colour in the picture.

Information about Andy's Wild Adventures

Target Age

2-5 year olds

Episode Duration

15 minutes                        

Show Summary

Each 15-­minute episode of this show takes young viewers on an incredible journey to exotic places to get up close to wild animals in their natural  environments. Using a combination of footage from the BBC Natural History Unit and clever CGI, CBeebies presenter Andy Day takes a break from his day job as a park keeper to join his sidekick Kip on a wild adventure.

When Andy goes to his workshop for a tea break, Kip fires up the KipMobile to take them both wherever they want to go, however inaccessible it  may seem, getting right next to the wild animals. Andy is also able to shrink to any size, allowing him to get where no park keeper has gone before. He could be catching salmon with bears or sliding down slopes with penguins, but one thing is certain: he’ll be having lots and lots of fun!

Main Characters

Andy – A park keeper at Pickles’ Animal Park who loves his job but is always up for a new adventure – as long as it involves meeting some more wild and wonderful animals.

Kip – Andy’s sidekick, a cat who takes Andy to lots of exotic and faraway places in her KipMobile, and makes sure he gets home safe and sound.

Educational Benefits

Andy’s Wild Adventures helps children to:

  • Learn about different animals from around the world, and how their behaviour and characteristics are linked to their environments.
  • Understand the concept of different countries, continents and places.
  • Foster a sense of curiosity and adventure.
  • Develop an understanding of fantasy versus reality.

Website benefits and summary

With videos and photos from the show, the website offers a chance for children to explore the animals and their habitats more closely. The print-outs of some of the animals Andy and Kip meet on their adventures include vital facts and figures for children to marvel at. Colouring them in will help children get to know these exotic animals and their characteristics – have fun choosing fantasy colours or trying to paint the real thing.

The games explore four parts of the world: the Arctic, the Rockies, the Amazon and the Savannah. As with the TV show, the real-world footage means children can get up close to the animals, helping them out with their matching skills.

Games

Swim Seal Swim

Explore the Arctic and help the seal catch as many fish as possible, using the mouse or spacebar. This game is a good introduction to using the mouse or space bar for children just getting used to the computer.

Beaver Builder

Set in the Rockies, help a beaver build a dam. Children have to match up differently shaped sticks to complete the dam. This game helps children with their matching, shape and spatial skills.

Monkey Nut Crackers

Set in the Amazon rainforest, help the monkeys crack nuts. This game tests children’s responses - how quickly can they spot the nuts and how many can they crack in the time available?

Run Sengi Run

Set in the Savannah, this game tests children’s problem-solving and planning skills - can they think ahead to work out the best route for the sengi through the maze to find her lunch?

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