Gobble, Gobble: Outdoor or Indoor Nature Exploration Activities

Posted in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Kinetic Literacy, Theme: Nature & Environment

Reader Engagement Project:

Nature Exploration Activities for Indoors or Outdoors

In the picture book, Gobble, Gobble, Jenny follows arrow-shaped footprints and discovers the antics of wild turkeys. Throughout the seasons, this curious girl watches and explores the Northern woods near her home.  Rich in detail, the book encourages curiosity about the natural world.

Gobble, Gobble: Nature Exploration Activities contains an animal tracks identification game and other nature observation activities for indoors or outdoors.

The kit includes:

• A simple “Gobble Animal Trail Game” that allows children to follow animal tracks while mimicking animal’s unique movement and collecting nature fact cards.

• Ideas to build on the game using and growing a child’s observation, research, and art skills.

• A “Tracks Tell a Story” activity that allows children to lay out animal tracks in a snowy landscape to tell what animals have visited and interacted there.

(This Activity Kit was created by Cathryn Falwell and Kirsten Cappy of Curious City under the advisement of nature educator Cathy Stivers of Maine Audubon. )

Tools for Engagement:

• Download Gooble, Gobble: Nature Exploration Activities (PDF)
• Discover Other Tools on Author’s Website

Best Users:

Nature Educators, Booksellers, Public Children’s Librarians, School Librarians, Pre-K-3 Classrooms, Character Educators

Best Audience:

Children Grades PreK-3

Based on the Book:

Gobble, Gobble
By Cathryn Falwell
Published by Dawn Publications
Available in Hardcover & Paperback
Ages 4 and up

Find a copy of the book:
Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Local Library

 

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