Thursday, October 17, 2013
What Lives in Trees?
Awhile back I shared a post about leaves falling and how the
children played with chipmunks in and around our tree.
That led to a question, “Which animals like trees?” and
“Who lives in trees?”.
As the children played they thought of animals that like trees; owl, eagle,
small birds, raccoon, and deer were a few they mentioned and I found them
We started to gather quite a few toy animals and used a variety of
baskets for nests and homes. But I noticed that the tree we were using
was limiting their play and understanding of how the animals used trees.
So a new tree was created out of boxes stacked on top of each other,
covered with paper and holes cut into it so the animals could hide away.
More animals were added to the list; snakes, mice, bats and spiders.
Books were provided to help us answer questions that the children
have about the animals.