Animal Tracks

Last winter, we loved taking walks to look for animal tracks. With so much fresh snow continuously falling, almost everyday provided new opportunities to go out and explore. 

We found a few great books to help us identify tracks, and we noticed our own boot prints in the snow. Then, back at it this summer, we discovered tracks in the sand at the beach...

My son was intrigued by his own footprints and the patterns of the birds. We stamped his footprint and then used stamps to investigate other animal print shapes. While not to scale, he loved noticing the toenails and patterns!

Inspired by a new interest looking for evidence that an animal has been near, he noticed marks on a tree while on a hike... looks like we will be getting books on beavers at the library this week!

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