Under the Oak Tree


We have experienced a severe drought this summer and we finally received a very welcome rainstorm. The children quickly discovered a few bird tracks in the mud once we were able to head back outside.

We tried to identify the tracks and enjoyed researching what bird could possibly have left them behind. We looked up many species including woodpecker, robin, sparrow, and cardinal footprints. We decided to build off our discovery and create our own footprints. I was also able to set out invitations throughout our outdoor classroom to continue their exploration and one of the most popular stations that I set up was the natural playdough and animal track stamps. I love that I can confidently use my outdoor classroom to bring even more learning experiences outdoors.