On Day 1 of WILD CHILD we explored our feelings about creatures and found a little relief from the heat in the cool forest. We were so excited to be together and venture out into the woods that I forgot to take pictures, but here are some moments we did capture.
We started the morning by coloring the cover pages in our new Nature Journals! We packed them on our exploration, but our hike took most of the morning so we didn't have a chance to write in them today. We'll catch up tomorrow.
We did an activity called First Impressions before we left for our hike. This is when we hold up a picture of a creature and stand at a place with a face (happy, frown, or not sure) that best describes how children feel about the animal. Once they were at their spot they were encouraged to discuss their feelings. Jack liked mostly all of the creatures! Some of the creatures children didn't like were spiders, ants, mosquitos and snakes because they were scary or annoying. Now we'll begin to learn more about these animals to see if our feelings change. Tomorrow's focus will be about ants and spiders!
Once we returned to the camp we cooled off in the sprinklers and made Ants on a Log for a snack. Each WILD CHILD spread cream cheese, hummus or peanut butter on a pretzel log and put a row of raisin ants on top.
|Ants on a Log|
What a fun first day! I'm so excited for the rest of this month. Continue to check for tics this evening. We found around 10 tics today on our clothes and bags.