Chipmunks are cute little rodents that love to scurry about collecting food, digging burrows and making us say awwww. In class today we learned about these creatures and how they survive. We watched a short and entertaining video of chipmunks trying to stuff huge amounts of nuts into their cheek pouches. These preschool kids loved it and laughed as they watched the persistent little chipmunk stuff their face.
I thought it would be fun for us to become little chipmunks ourselves so I made little pouches for the kids to wear around their necks and we set out to collect some nuts. Before we went into the woods we discovered some of the local burrows of the resident chipmunks that hang around the barn.
Once we set out for our nut search it was important to get these little chipmunks to act and think like the chipmunk would. We had to walk looking down for those nuts. It took a while but they were successful. Some of them even collected leaves for their beds! Such beautiful and amazing kids.
It was a super day to be out in the woods, with the air so fresh and the multicolored leaves surrounding us! Ahhhhhh What a treat for the senses.
Here are the little chipmunks:
When all was said and done and our time was up in the woods, we returned back to the barn with our pouches filled. I suggested to the parents that they do an experiment with the nuts. Take them home and place them outside then check back the next day to see if they were still there. Simple but fun!
I promise we left enough nuts out there for the real chipmunks and squirrels to collect for their winter feast!!
Get out and go nuts!