Tuesday, February 2, 2016

StoryWalk - The Jolly Postman

While we were at the Visitor Centre I set up several activities outside.
One was a StoryWalk.
 The Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg.
There isn't much green space around the centre so I used a clothesline
to hang the story on a fence.
To expand the idea of mail I set up a mail box with envelopes and pens.
They wrote their address on the envelopes and put them in the mailbox.
I'll mail them soon.
I hope they are surprised when it arrives at their house.

Marmots on Groundhog Day

We spent the morning at our local Visitor's Centre.
They have a wonderful hands on discovery area.
I created a scavenger hunt of items to find in the discovery area.
It worked as a guide because there is so much to see.
I'm just sharing a bit here today.
But what interested me the most was the marmot display
and their burrows.
It's perfect for the children to crawl into.
I brought the stool so they could pop their head out of the top.
We discovered that there are small tunnels connecting both sides.
At one point a child thought he saw a snake inside,
so I crawled in with a flashlight
and discovered it was a wire hanging down.
But that lead us to discover that the burrows are connected.
We practiced, a little, looking for our shadows.