On a snowy mountain high above the clouds,
lived a red panda…

Ni-Hao (Knee-How)! Hello!

I’m Ren.
Ren, the red panda.
Well…

actually, I’m still a red panda cub.

And I’ve lost my red panda family! I think they’re up in the treetops but I can’t get up there all by myself.
Water color painting of Ren the red panda with family
Do you think you could help me learn how to become a grownup red panda and climb to the treetops to find my family?
You would?
THANKS!
Ren the red panda water coloring
In order to learn we’ll need our…
IMAGINATION
and some

PROPS!

We will need…

four
snug
SOCKS

Four socks

one
SOFT
scarf

Pink scarf

& one pair of
super-cool
SUNGLASSES

Sunglasses
It’s your turn now! Go and gather all the items we will need. Be sure to ask for help if you need it!
Got all the items?
SUPER!
Ren the red panda showing paws

Since I’m only a red panda cub, I’m still getting my bearings with my paws.

Water color painting of Ren the red panda walking

Did you know?

Red pandas’ furry paws help keep them warm and protected when they walk around on all fours.

Could you show me how to use my
paws?
Ren the red panda excited
Ren the red panda excited
Could you show me how to use my
paws?
Let’s grab those four socks and put one on each hand and foot. Now show me how to walk around like a red panda on all fours!
Nice job, look at those four furry paws
GO!
Ren the red panda with socks for paws
Now we can start climbing!
Water color painting of Ren the red panda climbing

Did you know?

Red pandas quickly climb up and down trees to explore the forest.

Ren the red panda excited
Could you show me how to start
climbing?
Ren the red panda excited
Could you show me how to start
climbing?
Ren the red panda climbing
Raise your right arm with your left leg! Now do the same with your left arm and right leg!
Great moves! Keep doing that and we will get to the treetops in

NO TIME!

Ren the red panda balancing
Next, let’s learn to keep our balance.
Water color painting of Ren the red panda balancing

Did you know?

Red pandas sleep and eat on branches high up in the trees. That requires a lot of balance so we don’t fall and hurt ourselves!

Could you show me how to
balance?
Ren the red panda surprised
Ren the red panda surprised
Could you show me how to
balance?

Pretend you are on a tree branch high up in the sky! Now walk in a straight line with one foot right in front of the other. You can use your arms to help keep your balance!

What a balancing act! Now we are moving like

ACROBATS!

Ren the red panda showing tail
We are so high up in the tree now, let’s be sure to make good use of our tail.
Water color painting of Ren the red panda cuddling

Did you know?

Red pandas use their tail to keep warm and also for balance when climbing.

Ren the red panda excited
Could you show me how you would use
your tail?
Ren the red panda excited
Could you show me how you would use
your tail?
Tie that scarf around your waist and wiggle it around like a tail!
Looks great! Our red panda outfit is nearly

COMPLETE!

Ren the red panda pointing
The treetops are so close! Nothing can stop us now!
Water color painting of Ren the red panda posing

Did you know?

Red pandas scare off predators and scary animals by standing tall on their hind legs.

Hey look out, a huge snake is on that
branch!
Ren the red panda surprised
Ren the red panda surprised
Hey look out, a huge snake is on that
branch!

Get up on your legs with arms stretched out as tall as you can, let’s make sure the snake knows we are not afraid!

We did it! Way to rock that red panda pose and stand with

CONFIDENCE!

Ren the red panda celebrating
We made it to the treetops! Let’s protect our eyes from that bright sun.
Water color painting of Ren the red panda in the sun

Did you know?

Red pandas have dark marks on their cheeks that reflect the sun away from their eyes.

Ren the red panda excited
Could you put on those
sunglasses?
Ren the red panda excited
Could you put on those
sunglasses?
Isn’t the light a lot less bright now? That’s how red pandas see clearly, even in the sun.
We did it, now we can see clearly over the

TREETOPS!

Hey, look! I spot my red panda family over there!
Wow, I feel like a grownup red panda now! We made it all the way to the top of this tree to find my family, all thanks to you!
Now I really am…
AHEM—
Ren.
Ren, the red panda.

Come to think of it, you look like a red panda too! Now you can run, climb and balance just like a red panda anytime you want with that amazing outfit.

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