Tuesday, November 10, 2009



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 dTracks in the Snowog) 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 Nov8_Elmer_SM 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.

To read about other Naturally Curious Tots hunting for animal tracks, visit Sharon at Mommies Wise Little Bookworms.


Virginia Lee said...

I have never heard of that book. I'll have to check it out.

She sure doe love color mixing!

whisperingwhispers said...

I have to look into that book.

I was just wondering what Selena and I could do for this weeks theme. I am still not sure if we will participate or not. Though we get wildlife here, it isn't the same trying to track them when we still live in a concrete and grass town!

I love your idea on showing Anna how we all leave our track even though we don't always see them!

Rebecca said...

Creative ideas. Yeah, if we had snow, this wouldve been great. But im not complaining :)

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

How cute that she was painting Elmer but he's so big you can't see all of him - that girl has a fabulous imagination! We like that book too!

Susana said...

I like what you did with this even though you guys really can't "see" animal tracks. Great ideas!

Orange Juice said...

check u out lady! how creative u got! great stuff! :)