Monday, September 13, 2010

Forest Friends

This week we are heading into the woods to explore our forest friends.  Eva has been a long time fan of hedgehogs so they will get some attention along with squirrels, chipmunks, moose and deer.  We may even hang out with some bears.

Hand and Footprint Hedgehog- when I saw this over on Meet the Dubiens I knew we had to make one too

Pinecone Bird Feeders- these yummy concoctions should definitely make us some feathered friends

Hands and Foot Moose- we'll trace our hands and feet to make an antlered buddy

Hike in the Woods- we'll head into the local "woods" to look for forest friends and leave some treats for them

Bear Picnic- walking in the woods can make you hungry so we'll have a picnic with some of our favorite bears

Squirrel Balancing- those squirrels are experts at running along tree branches and telephone wires so we will watch them and see if we can balance as well as they can

Nut Butter- squirrels love nuts and so do we, so we'll make some almond butter and use it on sandwiches for our picnic

Gray Squirrel- hear it here

Who Lives in the Forest? (Planet Earth) Down in the Woods at Sleepytime Mama's Little Bears The Busy Little Squirrel We'll All Go Exploring Into the Forest Let's Play In The Forest While The Wolf Is Not Around Squirrel's World (Candlewick Readers) Gus is a Tree A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book The Terrible Plop Busy Tree Big Bear Hug Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories Scaredy Squirrel Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend Scaredy Squirrel at Night A Good DayNutmeg and Barley: A Budding Friendship A New Home Moon Glowing Nuts to You! The Berenstain Bears and the Baby Chipmunk (I Can Read Book 1) A Beasty Story Looking for a Moose Waiting for Winter Bear's New Friend Bear Feels Scared Bear Feels Sick 


  1. Looks like a great collection of learning activities!

  2. I hope Eva loves making her little hedgehog! Both my kids LOVE those scaredy squirrel books. They want me to read them all the time.

  3. Wow! What a great selection of books!!

    LOVING your blog. So glad I found it.