Yesterday was a typical spring day, rain, hail then sunshine. When it was sunny out I grabbed the kids’ boots and they ran outside. Our kids love exploring and finding new and exciting things. My kids, like most, love finding bugs. Since we homeschool I look at this as a wonderful opportunity to teach them things. Today was the day Miss. K and Mr. H found snails. They were so excited to find about 9 snails.
They loved naming each one and really looking at the difference in size and differences in their shells. Miss. K put 5 of the snails back and then mothered the rest. Miss. K decided that the biggest snail was the mother of the other snails. She named the mom, Amanda. The others were, Lauren, Emily, Lorena.
The snails even did math with her and they ate lunch next to all of the kids. Mr. A even enjoyed watching the snails.
A rainy and sunny day is a wonderful time to get out and find snails and slugs. And it’s a great day spent learning.
What do your kids love to find?