The highlight of the day was feeding the Giraffes!! The boys were so excited. I didn't mind paying the 3$ to feed them because we had gotten in for free:)
That Monday, while the Zoo was still fresh in their minds we got out the animals and little blocks and some little stones for "food". I think it is so important when you go and do something so exciting like the zoo(or children's museum, art museum, theme parks, science center) that you bring it home and get your money's worth(if you paid for it:).Bank on that excitement and use it in some educational experience at home! Caden is not really into pretend play so I decided to play some pretend zoo fun. It didn't last long but the zoo really helped him to engage more then he normally would.
Some other things we plan on doing:
- Print out pictures of the animals that we took at the zoo and match them to the first letter of that animals name.
- Pretending that we are different animals, crawling around the house
- Using the zoo map to recall the things we saw
- Counting animal parts(I'll post this one:)