Monday- Find a park with a “forest”. Enjoy it. Order your books from the library. Download and listen to Strauss’s Tales from the Vienna Woods, and Gynt’s Peter and the Wolf. Gather all your forest animal toys Make animal tracks with paint and the small plastic animals. Read any books you might have about forest animals.
Tuesday- Listen to your music again. Take a walk outside and see if you can find any animal tracks. Have a forest animal race, where everyone races as a different animal. Build a beaver dam in a tub. Play animal crazy eights for family game night.
Wednesday- go to the library and pick up your books. See if you can spot any wildlife nearby. Is it different than the creatures near your house? Which animals live in the deep forest? Read your books. Have the children act out a story from the books.
Thursday- make a nature collage from objects found in your yard, and pictures from magazines, stickers, etc. Paint a rock as a turtle. Make forest animals from pipe cleaners, pom poms, paper plates. Make a tiny forest for them to romp in.
Friday- Take a nature walk. It’s also Family Movie Night.
Saturday- Take a family hike, try to get to the actual woods, if you can. If you’re in the Birmingham area, Fresh Air Family is offering a Hikes For Tykes at Birmingham Botanical Gardens this Saturday at 10 am.
Have fun this week!