Polar bears are highlighted in this blog, but we learned about many animals living in the arctic region. Penguins are great swimmers and snow gliders. The children also think they are cute. (so do we) We enjoyed imitating how a penguin walks. During PE, they were able to exercise doing a Penguin Run. That was challenging for many, because they had to make a conscious effort to not run normal. 🙂 It was a great way to introduce self-control and self-discipline.
We used shaving cream to make our polar bears. They had to squeeze the button to get the shaving cream to come out to blend with the glue.
What a great way to help increase their fine motor skills.
What do you know about the Arctic weather or the animals that live in it? We explored the temperature differences between the Arctic region and the Atlantic coast. A large body of water will freeze completely in the Antarctic, but a large body of water in the Atlantic will not. We made icebergs and placed them in some water for the kids to explore the arctic animals that enjoy swimming in the cold water temperature. They also had the opportunity to make arctic snow and discover the animals that lived on the snow land.
We had many discussions about polar bears.
Here were two of them:
Do you think a polar bear would make a good pet?
Our kids were divided in their opinions.
How tall do you think a polar bear is when he stands tall?
We had the children stand next to one to compare their size difference.
Their learning about polar bears continued during music and movement.
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