Tuesday we skipped homeschool and went to Prairie School. It's a preschool age program at one of the many nature centers near us. This one was all about winter shelters and ice. It started out with centers. Their favorite was making "igloos" by pouring salt on the ice to get it to melt slightly so that the cubes would fuse together.
There were a few animals to look at.
We also got to handle different prairie animal skulls and play in a tipi.
Then it was circle time.
After that we headed outside to find animal shelters. We couldn't find any nests, but we did find a woodpecker hole.
The kids then built shelters with sticks but my camera was acting up and I didn't get any pictures.
After the class was over we had a picnic. It was a little cold and windy but fun to even try in January.
I tried to get a picture of one of the hundreds of prairie dogs that were all around us, but the sun was so bright I couldn't see my camera screen. I got one on the side of this picture.
Before we left we checked out the tipis on the property.
We'll be back again!