This was by far one of Alyssa's favorite stations. She truly enjoyed observing different types of sand collected from around the world through the microscope. She was fascinated with this activity! The lady in charge said that her students would bring in samples from vacations they've taken.
What a thrilling experience! We had the opportunity to pet and hold baby raccoons for the first time. So adorable! This one was sucking on the blanket. We also saw a rescued painted turtle and an opossum.
Recycled Spoon Art
This arts and crafts activity utilized yarn, spoons, fabric, and other craft materials that were thrown out, given away, or purchased inexpensively. The lady taught the children how to use items that others consider trash to create crafts.
Bird Beak Stations
This was a cool activity! I remember doing stations similar to these when I taught 2nd grade. Even though the sun was shining in her eyes, Alyssa insisted on finishing the activity.
|The sun was right in her eyes.|
Alyssa identified the skulls that belong to certain animals. She also observed the teeth from several skills in order to figure out what kind of food they eat.
Butterfly and Ant Lifecycle Stencil Fun
Children used stencils to create beautiful butterflies showing the lifecycle stages. They also gathered information about butterfly migration and received a plastic insect figurine.
Beetles and, Moths, and Butterflies
My daughter LOVES her microscope. I knew this activity would be a big hit, because it was combined with her curiosity for insects.
Made a Antler Necklace
Children spoke with a gentleman about the types of deer, their antlers, and created an antler necklace. He also showed Alyssa old tools and weapons made from the past including spears, bow and arrows, etc.
Plant a Bean
She decorated the cup and and planted a pinto bean. It is sitting on our kitchen window sill right now. She was jumping for joy today when she noticed it started to grow.