Exercise Corner | Bambi – The Movie (1942)
1. Arrange the below-mentioned events from the story in the correct order:
2. Where is Bambi not allowed to go?
Bambi is not allowed to go into the meadow at the beginning of the movie.
3. What was Bambi’s first word?
Bambi’s first word is ‘bird’.
4. Why does everyone respect the Great Prince of the Forest?
The Great Prince of the Forest is the protector of the forest and is the oldest living stag in the forest. Therefore, he is respected by everyone.
5. Who are Bambi’s best friends? Describe them using adjectives.
Bambi’s friends are Thumper, Flower, and Faline.
Multiple adjectives can be used to describe each of these characters. They could be physical attributes of the animals or the other characteristics as well.
6. What happened to Bambi’s mother in the end?
Bambi’s mother was shot by Man.
7. What did you like the most about the movie?
For this question, children might give a variety of answers. Check if it is in relevance to the central theme of the movie and if it reflects the interference of Man in the lives of animals.
8. Did you like the name of the movie? Can you think of another name? Write down in the provided space:
This can be any captivating name that the students choose to give for the movie. But, make sure they give a name that is different from the current one.
Two words, which are opposites of each other, are jumbled up in the following list. Find the words and write down in the blanks provided:
Based on the pictures, circle the correct months and write down the name of the seasons in the space provided.
Children need to learn to appreciate the different ways in which their parents support them and return that support in every way they can. Ask students to think of 10 things their parents do for them. These shouldn’t just be activities such as helping them with homework, preparing their food, etc., but it should also involve the motivation and support they offer to them emotionally. Then, ask students to think of what they do for their parents and list them down. Check their responses and see if they offer the required amount of help in return. Give them suggestions for improvement if they can support their parents better.
Take part in an activity with your parents. It could be their hobby or something that they like to do.
Through this activity, we aim to get children to spend some quality time with their parents. Ask them to pick any activity of their parents’ choice and some time doing that activity with them. Ask them to follow all the instructions given in the book. Then, ask them to write about this experience by properly explaining what the activity was, how they did the activity, the outcome of the activity, if any, and how much they enjoyed this experience. Check their answers and see if these details are properly reflected in the passage. If this was a success, you can suggest to the students to make this a regular practice at their households.
Prey or Predator?
Read through the exercise and teach children about the differences between prey animals and predator animals using the book. This will also give them an idea about the food chain and about which animal eats which one. Give children animal names and ask them to guess which category they belong to. Additionally, you can also use this activity to help students revise the concept of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.
How does a forest fire occur?
Destruction of forests is a huge danger to our ecosystem and forest fires are one of the major causes of this destruction. Read through the exercise with the students first. Help them understand the manmade reasons due to which forest fires occur.
You can even give them examples of manmade forest fires in India. The 2019 Bandipur forest fire was started by humans and it affected thousands of acres of land. In Tamil Nadu, the 2018 Theni forest fire caused widespread damage and even took the lives of several humans. Through this, tell them about the serious threat faced by forests. This awareness will go a long way in helping students realise that they themselves have to be as careful as possible and do whatever they can to preserve our environment.
Think & Write
1. What lessons have you learnt from Bambi and his friends in the forest?
The story of Bambi teaches children many valuable lessons. It teaches about the lives of animals in the forest, the dangers that are posed to them, human interference in the lives of animals, and about the different seasons. Additionally, children also learn about resilience, never giving up, facing adversities, and also forming good friendships and relationships. Check if students write about these learnings in their answers and also check for good language (spellings, punctuations, grammar, sentence structure, etc.).
2. We often forget that animals have strong bonds with their family and are capable of feeling similar emotions as we do. The result of this forgetfulness is reflected in the way we treat animals. Comment.
Kindness and compassion are important qualities that we need to inculcate in children. This can often be viewed in the way children treat animals. Through the movie Bambi, ask children to think about whether we treat all animals kindly and think of the animals’ families when we ill treat the animals. Then, ask them to write down how they feel about this. In their responses, check if they acknowledge that we need to be compassionate towards animals. If you notice that some children give harsh answers, start a discussion around this and inform children about how important it is to treat all living beings equally.