Catch A “Wild” Animal to Observe…
The best pets are the ones you only have to keep for an hour or two! ;) And the chase is over half of the fun! We’ve had several temporary pets – a turtle, frog, lizard, crabs, and even a baby bunny rabbit. An up close observation enables you to learn so much more than just reading about an animal.
And of course parting is such “sweet” sorrow when you release the animal back to its natural environment!
- Handbook of Nature Study
- The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
- Nature Journal Printables
* Be sure to know the animals in your region for your own safety. Never try to capture an animal you haven’t identified.
Have you ever had a temporary wild pet?
Hope you are loving these ideas for Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys! Can’t believe we are already a week in! In case you missed a day, here’s what we’ve covered this week…
Day 3 – Make a Tornado in a Jar
Day 4 – Creek Wading
Day 5 – Nature Scavenger Hunt
Day 6 – Catch and Release an Animal