This morning when we’d all woken up, we went outside to see if the grass was covered in dew.
When dew is formed on the grass, it creates a layer that makes it appear lighter than it actually is. When you jump on the dewy grass, it releases the droplets and the nice dark wet grass can be seen underneath. This makes it perfect to create animal tracks in the grass. The girls absolutely loved every minute of this activity.
Animal footprints you should try:
Kangaroo – big, long jumps.
Snake – use your feet to slip through the grass and curl the animal track around to look like a snake.
Mouse – little tiptoeing steps on the grass
Frog – jump on all fours.
Of course, you can add arm movements and even the animal sounds too (just be careful not to wake up the neighbours!)
Once you’ve made your tracks in the grass, compare them. Which is your favourite? Which most looks like the animal’s footprint track? Which did you enjoy making the most? Which track is easiest to see in the grass?