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Animal Bath

This week we are learning about animals, or more so playing with them.  There are many facts you can learn about animals but right now we are keeping it simple.

For some play time I set up a quick 

Before the kids can enter the bathroom they have to give me the password.  They get the password from Jerry while I set up the bathtub.  

They have to be in their swimsuits and their clothes all cleaned up before the password is given.
Once they have the password I can hear their little feet dancing outside the door and their giggles waiting for entry. 

This is the kids trying to remember the password correctly.  (winner winner chicken dinner)

Over the last year we have collected many types of animals, water, jungle, swamp, desert, extinct, and farm animals.  For the bath I put them all in a divided tray with some foam along the side of the tub.

Dark green: Jungle or forest

Light green: meadow, grasslands, farm

Tan: desert

Brown and blue: swamp

I set these up, not for sorting, but so they could play and have a home for all of the animals.

Most of the animals enjoyed the water as their home though, as per The Dragons. 

It started out slow with examining the different animal types but soon the tray was dumped and set to the side.  The animals all wanted to swim.

The pretend play was not as long as I had hoped because Doll Dragon was not interested in animals this time.  No complaints though so it was fun while it lasted.


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