No Scaredy Squirrels Here


Today’s theme was suppose to be all about the flying squirrels, but then we had some unexpected baby grey squirrel baby visitors so the theme was just “squirrels”.

Today’s story introduced my new favorite children’s literature character “Scaredy Squirrel” by Melanie Watt.
Scaredy Squirel

In this first adventure of SS, we find out that he is no ordinary squirrel. After he takes a big leap out from the safety of his home he glides far and away to the bushes only to learn that he is a flying squirrel.

Our craft was based on the epic saga of Scaredy Squirrel, “Too scared to come out of his tree” puppet:

It was such a great group and a great time!

So how do flying squirrels fly? Check out this Nat Geo video:


About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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  1. strange that your story time was squirrels this week….I have heard at least 4 squirrel stories this week….true stories…plus seeing the squirrel scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory..that was a SCARY Squirrel story… sounds like this was a fun story time…

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