What a great class we had on Tuesday learning all about habitats.
We learned that a habitat is where an animal gets everything it needs to survive: food, water, shelter and space. We learned about deserts, arctic habitats, oceans and forests of all kinds, but really focused on rain forests due to my latest trip to the Costa Rican Rain forest:
Can you pick which animal does not belong in the picture above?
We sorted animals into different habitats.
We went on a bear hunt and sang and slapped rhythm for a fun adventure through forests, marshes, lakes and caves. We ended the program with a little monkey play. We read a cute story called Big Little Monkey by Carol Lexa Schaefer. It is a cute story about a little monkey who is yearning to play with someone but his family is too sleepy so he decides he is a big monkey and ventures off on his own fun seeking adventure and meets some other tree dwelling, rain forest friends and foes.
Everyone went home with their own howler monkey friend:
Here is how we made it with a little glue, a few staples and wa-la, our own big little monkey: