What is your favorite mythical creature?
Is it a unicorn? The Loch Ness Monster? A drop bear (a meat-eating koala that ambushes its prey from the treetops)? Maybe a mermaid or dragon?
In this task, we want you to imagine if your mythical creature were actually a real animal …
Think of everything your creature would need to survive, such as food, water, air, and shelter. What would it eat? What habitat would it live in? Would it be a predator or prey in its ecosystem? Would your creature have a den or burrow to sleep in? Or would it sleep out in the open?
Would your creature be social? Would it live in large groups, small groups, or alone? How would your creature behave around other types of animals? Would your creature roam over large distances or live in a small territory?
Option 1: Drawing
Using the questions above as a guide, draw a picture of your mythical creature and the imagined habitat where it lives. Remember to include its food, water, and whatever else it needs to survive.
Option 2: Diorama
Using the questions above as a guide, create a diorama (3D model) of your mythical creature and the imagined habitat where it lives. Remember to include its food, water, and whatever else it needs to survive.
Option 3: Short story
Write a short story about a day in the life of your mythical creature. How does the day begin? How does your creature find the food or other things it needs to survive and thrive? What challenges does it meet along the way? How does the day end?
You may choose to illustrate your short story or turn it into a comic strip.