Learning about how animals get ready for winter is an interesting topic, but it’s even better when you can pretend to be those animals. That’s what we and few of our friends did today at the Kuehn Conservation Center’s nature program.
First, a few of the kids got to dress up as animals that tough winter out, hibernate,and migrate. The naturalist helped the kids think about what teach type of animal does to survive winter.
Next, the kids got to pretend to be squirrels by making a nest under a tree and then grabbing a nut one at a time to bring back to their nest. Then they got to touch and see other animals native to Iowa and learn about how they survive winter.
Finally, after a hike in the woods to build more nests, they got to crack open some hickory nuts with rocks and eat them.
As an added bonus, there was an Indian tepee the kids could explore and play in.
What a fun way to relish in a gorgeous November day, learning about and exploring God’s creation.