Hours of fun: Meet Google’s 3D animals

Got a little animal lover who’d love to have a tiger round for tea or try their luck at racing a cheetah? We know just the thing…

We’re super excited about Google’s 3D animals – a super fun augmented reality (AR) activity that lets little ones get up close and personal with their favourite creatures and wild animals! And we can’t think of a better time to try this exciting feature, as we stay indoors and try to keep our children’s imaginations and learning ticking over!

What are Google’s 3D animals?

First launched in 2018, it’s a fun way for children to learn about their favourite animals and its popularity is now soaring with parents looking for exciting and educational ways to fill the day. By using the feature, which is home to a huge range of animals, you can project the creature into your phone’s screen. These 3D images highlight details that might not otherwise be seen in a normal image. The only limit here is your child’s imagination! They can go on a bear hunt in their Cozy Coupe® or build sandcastles with a real turtle in their Turtle Sandbox!

How to get Google’s 3D animals

To view the animals, you’ll need a supported smartphone or tablet and will need to downloadGoogle Chrome. After that, simply Google your favourite animal and you’ll see 3D images at the top of the search. You’ll notice a knowledge panel and an overview of the animal. Click ‘view in 3D’ to begin the AR experience! Head over to our activity sheets to get detailed instructions – just download the sheet!

More activities to do at home:

Google’s 3D animals are the perfect for helping your children to learn more about the natural world and all the amazing animals that live in it. Why not spend some time helping your children to find out:
– Where in the world does their favourite animal live?
– What food does their favourite animal eat?
– Is their favourite animal an endangered species, what can we do to help these animals?

Meet the animals – and show us your pics!

We’re keen to see what your little animal lovers have been getting up to with Google’s AR experience – and we’ll be giving out prizes for the best ones! For a chance to win a Little Tikes prize bundle, share your 3D animal pics on Instagram and tag @officiallittletikesUK or head over to Facebook and share them in the comments on the contest post! Good luck!


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