Animal Hibernation Hunt
This week we have been looking into all different types of animals, learning about those who hibernate during winter and those who don’t. Preschool enjoyed looking into bears, hedgehogs and learning that when the weather is cold and food is in short supply, animals like hedgehogs, bears and bats become inactive to save energy. We also learnt that during hibernation their heart rates and breathing slow down, and their body temperature drops. Preschool learnt that the animals may eat lots of foods too help them stay nice and full all during winter.
We extended our learning by doing an outdoor animal hunt in the garden, to find out more about where the animals hibernate and what kind of places they stay in all winter. The children enjoyed taking turns with the torches in the garden to explore the areas and find the animals. We all cheered and clapped for our friends when we each found an animal in their hibernating spot. When we got to each spot, we also discussed what kind of foods each animal might eat before they prepare to hibernate.