Early this month the children were offered all kinds of nature pictures to create collages with. The teachers observed over and over that the children had more interest and questions about the mammals than any other pictures. Those observations led us to offering lots of projects about mammals!
Wild Life Drawing
Farm Animals with Watercolor Pencils
Texas Wild Life Animals
National Geographic African Mammals
Exploring Sea Mammals
Gerbils Are Mammals!
Animal Track Painting
Mammal Habitats with Shelter, Water, and Food
Red Fox and Gray Fox Masks
1. Lower the foot to land on the outside of the ball with light pressure.
2. Roll off the edge of the foot onto the ball laying the whole foot down still with only partial weight.
3. Place full weight on foot.
Another way to explain it to kids is to ask them to walk "like their soles of their feet are kissing the earth".
(Downward Dog Pose)
(Low Lunge Pose)
What animals can you find in the woods nearby?
(Camel Pose Variation)
Fox (with a bushy tail!)
What mammals can you find in Africa?
(Tree Pose Variation)
(Wide Legged Forward Bend)
The Art of Questioning
What are these mysterious bones deep in the sand box? Do you think they belong to a mammal? How old do you think they are? What kind of animal do you think they are from? What do you think this animals head looks like?
Design Your Own Alebrijes!
In the Garden...
Designing Bat Houses
Hydrology and Engineering in the Sandbox!
Chocolate Monkey Bites
3 TBS Green Banana Flour
3 TBS Coconut Oil
3 TBS Nut Butter (we used sprouted almond butter)
3 TBS Honey
1.5 TBS Cocoa Powder
Form mixture into balls and roll in grated coconut or hemp seeds. If the mix gets too soft put it in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge. This recipe makes about 8 bites.