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Hibernation Unit Research and Winter Playdough Recipe


Picture courtesy of @jojomontessori

That is the time of yr once we change to what I wish to name “cozy-schooling” ~ cozy crafts, recipes, a number of books, and naturally candles and tea.

One among our favourite issues to find out about this time of yr is hibernation. The place we stay, we see an enormous change within the exercise of bugs and wildlife throughout the winter months. Listed below are some enjoyable concepts for learning hibernation along with your kiddos.

Whimsical Snowy Playdough

Typically we simply learn books, however typically we learn books AND add somewhat whimsical enjoyable to go together with it. One of many actions we did this yr was make snowy, sparkly playdough to go along with our studying of Over and Below the Snow, by Kate Messner.

For this exercise you simply want some playdough, forest animals and paper bushes (the boys helped make these). First, we set the stage by rolling out the dough clean, after which added the bushes on the prime. As I learn by the story, the boys took turns including the animals, both hibernating of their burrows or frolicking round on prime of the snow.

They acquired inventive and made tracks within the snow they usually even used toothpicks to create somewhat beaver dam. Cute.

Sparkly Snow Playdough Recipe

(tailored from my fav playdough recipe from @wovenchildhood)

Combine collectively:
– 2 cups white flour (I used unbleached however bleached flour will make it look extra snowy white)
– 1 cup advantageous salt
– 3 tablespoons cream of tartar
– 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil

Rigorously stir in 2 cups of boiling water

Permit it a couple of minutes to chill, then knead in peppermint important oil (elective) and white glitter, 1 tablespoon at a time

I’m NOT a fan of glitter, however in some way it stays put within the playdough as soon as it’s blended in.

We additionally used the hibernation unit examine included within the Winter Journal (you could find out extra about that right here).

Our Favourite Image Books About Hibernation

Try these books that educate younger learners about which animals sleep for the winter, and the several types of hibernation.

Over and Below the Snow

Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story

Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story

The Snowy Nap

The Snowy Nap

Animals in Winter

The Massive Snow

Not a Buzz to be Discovered: Bugs in Winter

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