Early in the morning, creep out to see if the grass is covered in dew. If there is, you’ll be delighted because your children will love going outside to make animal prints in the dewy grass.
When dew is formed on the grass, it creates a layer that makes it appear lighter than it actually is and 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 and your will too!
Try these Animal prints in the dewy grass:
- 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?