Some of the seahorse’s physical attributes can remind you of other animals. Did you know that seahorses have tails like monkeys that they use to cling to seaweed to stop them from being washed away? Male seahorses have pouches like kangaroos, in which they carry the eggs. And, of course, their horse-like heads gave them their name. (Although we think they look more like foxes.) Together with the children, make up other crazy mixed-up animals that could live under the sea: How do your made-up animals move? What do they eat? Where do they live? How do they sleep?
You could also take the children on a bushwalk or to a park or have a look around the garden. Do all the leaves on a tree look the same? Can they see any animals? Do all the cockatoos look the same? Which differences can they see? What about ants? Can they see any differences in their appearance? Encourage the children to describe one particular animal or leaf in detail. Can the other children guess which one they mean?