I wasn’t sure if we will participate this week in Naturally Curious Tots. We live in an urban sprawl of Silicon Valley, and we don’t get snow. The only chance to see animal tracks would be on wet ground, but we didn’t have rain for a while either. So… no real animal tracks. However, we discussed the fact that everyone leaves their track even if it’s invisible. Our neighbor likes to hunt, and I talked to Anna how Sport (his dog) can smell the animal tracks even when we cannot see or smell them. She was quite fascinated by it. We also read this delightful book from the library. It was not really about animal tracks, but Anna really enjoyed it and requested it many times. Finally, we played with salt and flour mixture making tracks with fingers and with a straw. Then we used this mixture in a puffy paint. I hoped that Anna will draw some tracks with a puffy paint, but as always, she was more interested in color mixing. She announced that she is painting Elmer and that he is so big that we only see a very small part of it on her paper. In the end Elmer turned out to be muddy brown.