With Week Three of Mother Goose Time‘s Baby Animals theme, we learned about keeping baby animals safe.
The first thing we learned is that baby animals need regular doctor visits, just like kids! Monkey and Booger had so much fun giving the pig manipulatives medicine with the syringe we received with this month’s materials. We also pulled out our doctor dress up kit and gave all of our stuffed animals a thorough veterinary exam.
Next, we learned how baby animals can stay safe by staying close to the adults. We practiced staying close by pretending to be ducks. We took turns being Mama Duck and played follow the leader around the room. We also had a “Pig Puddles Party” and practiced our counting and addition skills.
Then, we learned how animals make noises to alert others in their community when there is danger. We made duck calls with cardboard tubes that we decorated with feathers. It took a bit of problem solving to figure out how to get the feathers to stick to the tube, but Monkey was able to figure it out and was quite proud of his finished project.
Later in the week, we played “Be Careful Bunny” and helped a baby bunny get to its mother while avoiding dangerous predators. After one round of play, the boys decided they would rather have all the animals be friends and reimagined the game to include a secret cave under the table and a grand adventure to get to the garden for everyone to enjoy a feast.
Thanks for stopping by! Next week we wrap up our Baby Animals theme by learning how baby animals change.