Cats Love Boxes


Oatland Island’s cougars are fun loving cats.  We learned that Shanti and Comanche are playful and curious.  This  past TT celebrated cat play.   Boxes are loads of fun. And cats love boxes.

We played a circle game sung to Pop to the Weasel:

Who is playing in the box

Hiding from me?

Who is jumping out of the box?

Meow it’s a kitty!

Each kid that wanted a chance got to be the cat in the box and jumped out on cue…

We discussed how fun playing in boxes can be and made a pretend box rocket ship.  It was a blast (no pun intented).

We read My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand:

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Our activity of the day was to decorate a big washing machine box with crayons and wool



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and then off to Cougar Crossing we went:



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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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