Friday, July 14, 2023

Desert Animals and Their Habitat

Desert animals are a diverse group of fascinating creatures. The harsh desert environment has resulted in the development of interesting adaptations. A great summer project is to design an animal habitat that makes sure that animals can live and thrive in an environment with extreme temperatures, limited water and food sources. Many animals living in the desert have adapted to the desert by making physiological modifications like controlling body temperatures and conserving water. Presenting their habitat designs is a wonderful learning opportunity. Kids can learn from other kids' designs, and it also helps them to further examine their own ideas. 

The camel is famous for its hump, but contrary to popular beliefs they do not store water there. Instead, the hump consists of stored fat that the camel uses as an extra resource when food is scarce. However, the humps help the camel regulate their body temperature. In the desert it is very warm and hot during the day, but the temperature drops dramatically during the night. Discussions about how changes in temperatures affect our body and the way we eat, and drink is perfect for the summer classroom. A great chance to include the kids' observations and feelings about how their body react to different temperatures.

Ignite kids’ curiosity for learning by exploring the “little armored one”. Armadillos have bony plates, which makes them look like a mix of a giant insect and a medieval knight. Perfect inspiration for a story, poem or comic strip. 

Drawing an armadillo or some other animals that live in the desert is also educational fun at its very best. Kids learn a lot from making a drawing of an animal. It forces them to look carefully at the camel's hump(s), the meerkats' posture, the snake's mesmerizing eyes, or the bony armored body of the armadillo.

There is so much material that you want to teach kids. Look for resources that combine learning with hands-on, engaging activities. Read stories about the fantastic creatures that calls the desert their home. Explore the mystery of desert animals and their survival skills this summer!

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

July 2023 Products

July is a hot summer month, perfect for fun and educational themed patriotic activities. Kids want to get creative and learn how to draw things like patriotic ribbons, the USA flag, and the White House. An activity that encourages kids to move around is always great for those warm summer’s day when everyone is a bit tired. Moving around the classroom room, or outside, to read and write messages is a great way to learn more about our country. Kids will love learning while practicing motor skills and burn some energy.

Revising math and literacy skills by using a color by code booklet is a great way to inspire a love for learning. The booklet can be used to revise numbers and literacy skills. Also, it is perfect for just coloring. Coloring is a great summer school activity where kids will in an easy way work on their concentration and focus skills. The boundaries on the figures will also be a great help when they later learn to write.

Use the popular fact booklet with a patriotic theme to support the learning about the holiday of Independence Day. Included are craft activities and materials that you can use in the summer school to explore the history and meaning behind this holiday. 
Make a stunning summer school display of your kid’s work. Check out my bundle where you find all these resources at a reduced price. Letting kids choose between a variety of activities is a great way to celebrate patriotism in style. Why not make July extra special by adding some healthy cooking activities? Make a flag by using apples, blueberries and strawberries. Enjoy the summer! 

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