Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions.
Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, April.
Book Suggestion: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Jacqueline Kelly’s book following the 11-year-old, Calpurnia Tate, is written with young adults in mind, but it truly hits home with anyone who curiously ponders and explores the goings-on in nature. This read truly made me feel nostalgic for my younger days wandering outdoors.
Craft Suggestion: Magnetic Jumping Frog
Who doesn’t love playing with magnets!? I’ve done this craft before by sticking the straw or dowel in playdough or clay instead of foam. If you use the tabs from orange juice or milk cartons to glue the frog on they can also double as a ring to wear! Share your finished product on social media using #Maymont.
Favorite Animal Fact
Over 50 species of animals recognize the Chickadee’s alarm call “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” as a warning that danger may be near. Bonus fact! The more “dees” added to the end of the call, the more agitated a Chickadee is.
Movie Suggestion: Harry Potter series
What can I say, I always want to reread and rewatch the Harry Potter series. Particularly in dark or uncertain times, it is an escape from reality. The series offers opportunities to engage in discussions of justice, equality, and the choice to be good.
YouTube Video Suggestion: Stella’s Best Leaf Jumps of All Time
Because it is fun!
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