Animal Trick or Treat


Halloween is such a fun holiday for the young at heart.  We get to dress up, play tricks on people and of course, get treats.  We did all three at Oatland this past Tuesday.  First we learned about treats that animals prefer.  I told you Mom’s about an awesome app called Tiny Tap that you can make up your own games.  It is really a fabulous teaching tool.  I made a game with a picture of the animal and two pictures of treats, and the kids had to touch the treat that the animal prefers. Now, don’t try to push the pictures here (it has to be done in the app), but here are the animals and their treats that I quizzed them on:  (Answers will be at the bottom of this post.)

photo (2)bunny and treats quizfox treats wolf treats tortoise treats donkey treats butterfly treats

After learning about treats I read a Cat in the Hat Story about what animal tricks and treats and then we had our own trick (broken nose and finger trick) and then treat:

Ghost bananas:

banana ghosts (just bananas and chocolate chips)

Grape bats:

bat treats (just grapes sliced and blue corn tortilla chips wedged in)

=Happy kids!

halloween party 2


At the end of the class, the giant armadillo walked the tots to the barn where we reverse trick or treated with the animals.  Soldier Joe our donkey and Streaker, our hog both got peppermints.


joe gets candy


It was the best Halloween Party!!


Happy Halloween!



Cougar/ sour cream



wolf/ marshmallows


donkey/ mints

monarch butterfly/flower nectar


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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