We had a whoo filled week in the woods! We studied owls, their pellets, read some cute stories, made nests, crafted owl puppets, sang some made up owl songs and of course had lots of pretend time in the woods!
The kiddos were really into imaginary play today. They also built a giant nest, started making daisy chains!, and made little owl puppets:
They also worked on their machine, wrote on "tablets" with their "pencils", opened a drive through cafe, a loved running down mountain trail!
I set up 3 stations for these students. They did an owl pellet dissection (actually fake owl pellets so they each had a guaranteed skeleton), paper owl puppets, and tube owl puppets:
They also explored, went on a good hike, were very attentive to my big pile of owl books, found some beetles waking up for spring, smooshed in the mud, and built a good pine needle fort with "stabilizers":
We passed around the "bones" from an owl pellet and ooed over how tiny they were, and then proceeded to find a real skeleton after investigating under some logs with a dead bird nearby:
Ahh, the wonderful part about being a preschooler is no squeamishness in their investigation of a dead bird, and with guidance they are safe and careful
They also worked well on teamwork today, going together up trails, holding hands, opening up a restaurant together (serving Teacher Erin some bracken fern yummies below), and comforting each other when needed too!
Yowza, I flaked on the pictures this week! Not that you kiddos aren't adorable, I think it was the bit of rain in the way of good shots and lots of action! We also made little puppets with adult help, took a good walk around the woods, and enjoyed owl stories during snack time!
We'll take our bird and owl knowledge to Shoreview Park next week!