Rubber duck!

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This theme was all about bath time and cleanliness and how animals clean themselves.  We discussed how some animals preen:

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some animals lick their fur:

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some animals take dust baths:

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and some animals get a little help from their kin:

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We discovered all about animal grooming!

We read a few stories including On My Way to the Bath by Sarah Maizes

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At the end we counted our rubber duckies…count closely:

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One ducky tried to eat the others.  Can you guess which one?

We ended class with some shaving cream and paint finger play.  It was sensory for sure and good ole’ wholesome, clean fun!

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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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