This was a great opportunity to talk about animals and their habitat. It all started when my son was particularly interested in playing with his little animals. I suggested that we go outside and find things for them to live in. He got to cut down “trees” and bring in rocks and sand, etc – whatever he wanted. He made a habitat using clay as the base for the trees – the only things I did was help stabilize the trees and a little molding of the clay with his assistance – the rest was ALL HIM. There is even a “lake” for the animals.
We used clay and things from the natural environment. You can use whatever inspires you. Simply assist when needed and let the child lead the way in his/her play.
ANIMAL KINGDOM!~ AK (MESE, MECD)