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Community friends, join us for hours filed with lots of FUN. This is a great opportunity to see live reptiles up close and personal including:. Space is limited! Doors open at pm Show starts at pm.
Join us for the entire 2 hour event plus earn an entry to win a large family prize bundle by purchasing ticket options 2, 3 or 4. All funds going towards fundraiser. Yes you can make donations at the event to earn an entry. Add to Calendar. View Map View Map. Find out more about how your privacy is protected. Kids Love Animals Kids are inherently interested in the nature around them. Reptile Letterfall. Reptile Speedy Speller. Reptile Unscramble. Reptile Hangmouse.
Alligator Jigsaw. Chameleon Jigsaw. Slinky Straw Snake The slinky snake is lots of fun to make. Once made the children can manipulate the body into almost any shape. Materials: Plastic soda straws One length heavy string or yarn with a tip made from tape per child One construction paper head and tail pattern per snake. Transparent taper paper punch scissors paper reinforcements crayons Directions: 1.
Tape the end for easier threading of the straws. If you want extra long snakes, then cut longer lengths of string and more straw segments. Cut out a snake head and tail for each child. Have the children draw snake eyes on the head and then color the head and tail.
Punch holes and reinforce with paper reinforcement at each hole for strength. Tie untaped end of string to hole in tail. Thread straws on. Tape string down along the underside of head. Use the remaining string to pull the snake along. You can also make one of these snakes out of tissue tubes. Decorate the nut cup to make it look like the face of a spider. With adult help, using the tip of a pencil, poke 8 holes around the bottom edge of the nut cup. Alligators Make alligators out of clothes pins painted green with yellow tiny pompons for bumps down the back.
Glue them to the bottom of the paper bag. Glue them to the front of the bag. Attach a tail to the back of the bag.
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Measuring Snakes Measure out different kinds of snakes with yarn. The kids will be amazed by how long a boa constrictor really is! Feel your eyes and you will feel they are rounded. Reptile Play Purchase plastic reptiles and add them to your sand and block areas.
Be sure to preface, and follow through, with nonfiction picture books from your local library. The Chameleon Game After explaining that chameleons blend with their environment, kids can be chameleons in reverse, finding colors in the environment that match their clothes.
People wearing the same color as the rug can lay down there, people wearing the same color as the wall stand against it, people wearing the color of the couch sit on it, etc. Sorting Group pictures of snakes in one row, and pictures of lizards in another, pointing out what makes them different.
Snakey S The letter S and snake are a good pair. You can add descriptive words to the discussions such as slithering, slimy, etc. If you have a pretend rubber snake, you can paste it to a piece of paper in the shape of an S. Frogs of the World Cut out frog shapes and talk about how poisonous frogs are brightly colored. Let them color their own frogs in the bright red, green, purples, etc. Then make a frog habitat on a poster board with lily pads and a pond — and bugs. Color Turtles Cut turtle shapes out of light green construction paper. Give each child a turtle shape and help the child use crayons to draw one dot of red, black, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, white and orange on the turtles back.
Then recite the poem and have the children point to each color on the turtles back as you name it. I can name these colors, All so very bright, Red, yellow, blue, purple, Green, brown and white. Turtle Races Make three to five turtles and let the children race them. Cut turtle shapes out of green poster board, number or name each one. Punch a hold just above the center of each turtle and put a five to eight foot long piece of string through it.
Get one chair for each turtle. Tie one end of each piece of string to one of the legs of a chair. Line up the chairs along the finish line. Have the children who are racing their turtles stand in a row at the starting line. Each child should hold the loose end of one of the strings.