Writing Activities: Year 2

Black rhino

Black rhinos are smaller than other African rhinos. They have a hooked upper lip, which helps them to feed on leaves from bushes and trees. They also have two horns (and sometimes even a third!).

In the past, people thought black rhinos liked to be on their own. In this clip, however, we will see how they sometimes like to come together under the stars.

Credit: BBC One - Africa. This clip may not work on some devices; please see our Help page.

Literacy idea

Imagine you are a black rhino. Write an invitation to your rhino friends inviting them to a party under the stars.

Remember to include the following information:

  • Who you are inviting

Dear …,

  • What you are inviting them to

You are warmly invited to

  • What will be happening

During the party, there will be

  • The time and location

The party will commence at …

  • A reminder for your guest to RSVP

Please let me know whether you will/will not be attending. Send your response to

You can decorate your invitation to make it look as inviting as possible.

Wider Curriculum idea

Use these facts about rhinos from sciencekids.co.nz* to make a true or false quiz. Test your friends’ or family’s knowledge – you could give your rhino party invitation to whoever does best in the quiz, as a prize!

*Please note that this site is funded by adverts.