Monday, April 29, 2013
Today we went on an Animal Safari. We walked through the same
woods as Fairy Lane but on a new trail.
Before we went I printed photo cards from Sparklebox and added
information about the animal on the back. I taped a bag with a stamp
of that animal and an ink pad on the back. Next time I would just carry
one good ink pad instead having one per bag.
Early this morning I took my dog for a walk and hung the photos in
the woods. I settled on eight photo cards.
When the families gathered for the walk in the woods I handed out their
The bag had toilet paper binoculars and a blank book for collecting
stamps of the animals. This is an easy book to make and I found a
tutorial for you to follow at Teach Beside Me.
Off we went singing “Going on an animal hunt, going to find
lots of them, we’re not scared,
tall trees, green leaves,
and look at those flowers.”
As we found the animals we talked about what they ate,
where they slept, if they lived by themselves or in a group.
And tried to act or make the sound that animal would make.
Then they pulled out their book and had it stamped.
We continued through the forest till we found all the animals.
It was a wonderful way to spend a morning exploring the woods.