Isn’t it wonderful to learn about new animals? Nature has so many things to teach us.
By observing the marks that animals leave behind, we can learn more about how they get around. Do they use four legs or two? Are they moving quickly or slowly? Next time you are on a nature walk, take some time to look for animal tracks on the ground. Who do you think passed by and left those tracks? Did you make tracks as you were walking?
Watch The Case of the Tiptoeing Shield below and join Scout and the Gumboot Kids as they learn about an animal that leaves a very unique mark.
“Slow and steady
wins the race.
So I’m gonna walk
take my time.”
Our bodies are made to move but are also made for quiet observation. When you have done all the jumping and bouncing that you need to do, find a place to sit comfortably and close your eyes. Lets observe with our ears.
Can you hear the wind? Are the birds singing? Can you hear the ground crunching under you? Remember all that you have observed and then draw a picture from what you heard. What an interesting way to take in the beauty of nature! CLICK HERE for a printable to use.
We would love to see your creations! Post on Facebook or Instagram and tag @gumbootkids.
Scout’s Mindful Moment…
“Bunnies are very quiet creatures & have big ears to listen. Can you be like a bunny? Be very quiet and listen to the sounds around you.”