Now that the snow has started here, we’ve been focusing on the things that happen when the weather is colder. After discussing why some animals sleep for the winter and how they prepare, we made our own hibernation habitats. The kids chose animals that they would like to make and show hibernating.
The variety was as creative as you would hope, from the black bats, to the blue bear and the pink squirrel. They made caves out of recycled egg cartons, snowscapes and beds for the animals out of cotton balls, and the animals themselves out of pompoms and googly eyes.
There was even a question about whether people can hibernate. Although most of us don’t, here are some quite interesting stories about people who used to sleep through the winter.