If fall ever had an animal poster child, it would be a squirrel gathering nuts for the winter. We learned a bit about squirrels today, grey, red and my favorite flying squirrels. We learned how squirrels eat acorns, but they also bury them and when they forget to dig them up, they grow into mighty oaks.
We watched some squirrels in flight. Check out this Nat Geo video showing these high trapeze artists:
Skippy and Jiffy our two acrobatic flying squirrels put on a good showing as we read Melanie Watt’s story Scaredy Squirrel:
Scaredy Squirrel finds out in this episode that he is no ordinary squirrel, but an adventurous, high flying squirrel.
We ended this fun class making a puppet of Scaredy Squirrel in his tree. We did this using a toilet paper roll with a lunch bag wrapped around it. We glued leaves on our tree and put our little paper cut out of scaredy squirrel on a popsicle stick and popped him up into his tree.
You can say we were squirreling around at this Toddler Tuesday!