On Monday my tiny treks class found large animal prints in the mud next to the first little bridge at Farrel McWhirter Park. So I downloaded a bunch of images of possible large animals and their prints to have The Outdoor Preschool kids help to figure out what animal they might be from.
After our lesson on animal prints we hiked until we came to on of the kids secret spot. As the kids ran under the trees they were excited and shocked to see that there was a new dead tree down in the stream. We searched the area until we found the tree stump it came from. As we examined it we found the inside of the tree had turned to mush! The kids were eager to dig their hands into the sawdust middle of the tree.
Who knows what wonders we will find next time at The Outdoor Preschool?