I thought about quoting the Wizard of Oz, “Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!” But I’m not covering two out of three, so I won’t……
We’ve finished up our chapter on feliforms. Doesn’t that sound official? Feliforms. We had a lot of fun putting together our layered book on them, and playing some games related to the different animals (especially the cougar game, they kids are still talking about it). Most of our lessons were rather run of the mill, but they loved our lessons on tigers.
First we read about it in our Land Animals textbook. They were especially impressed when they read some tigers can take down an elephant.
That’s actually what Batman wrote about tigers. It cracked me up with his illustrations. Then we kept reading and found out how high they can jump.
Tigers can jump a 9 foot fence, which is one of the problems in India. It’s a struggle to build a fence the tiger can’t jump.
When I was looking for videos to illustrate tigers jumping I found several stories about tigers jumping out of their enclosures at the zoo.
The other thing we learned is you can’t escape from a tiger by swimming away. There are even some tigers that love to swim.
After reading all of that and watching several videos on tigers from a couple of different websites, we proceeded to play a hunting game.
First all of the kids were blind-folded to simulate what it would be like in the heavy jungle. You can’t see too far and the other animals are using their fur and feathers to camouflage themselves.
Then each kid took turns being the tiger. They had to hunt down their brother and sister just from the sounds they heard.
They discovered very quickly that is a lot harder than it looks. It’s hard to find exactly where things are just by listening. Especially for our rather unrefined ears.
From here we’ve moved on to marsupials. Stay-tuned, I’ve got some fun stuff for that.
Let’s see what others did this week:
Each week I’m spotlighting a few posts that were shared previously. Many posts get linked up later in the week and they don’t always get as many clicks as they deserve, so I’m trying to spotlight a few every week.
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