Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More Zoo School

We had two more classes at Zoo School at Prospect Park. One was mostly free play at the Zoo's terrific Discovery Center, where Mikro pretended to go camping, played veterinarian practicing on a stuffed animal "patient", and played a very cool frog life cycle board game made up by the zoo staff. We also got to meet a Flemish Giant Rabbit.

Yesterday's class was about texture. The kids felt various objects like sponges, sandpaper, seashells, feathers and fur, and described their texture. Then they tried to guess what the objects hidden in a pillow case were using only their sense of touch.

They met a bearded dragon and got to touch him and describe his texture.

Then they made a craft-- a turtle made from a paper bowl with head, tail and legs stapled on, which they decorated with all sorts of textured materials.


Dee said...

I like your field trip and class ideas. never thought to have a class or lesson about texture. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

I've been thinking paper hats for a while now.
Your turtle hat is lovely! :)

Mon said...

Zoo school!!?? I want zoo school!