Thursday, August 18, 2016

TD Summer Reading Club Week 7: Ages 7-8

Week 7: Miles and Miles of Reptiles

This week we learned all about... You guessed it, reptiles! We talked about all the different sorts of reptiles you can find, whether it's a snake, alligator, turtle, lizard, you name it! We learned that in order to be a reptile you must be two things:

1. Cold blooded - This means that their bodies react to the temperature of their surroundings.  When they get too warm, they can go into the water or shade to cool off and go back in the sun to warm up again.

2. Covered in scales -  Scales protect their bodies and they can be hard or soft, large or small. A crocodile’s back has large, bumpy scales. A snake has slimy and smooth scales.

Then we read our first story:

After that we read our second story:

Then before play time we read one last story:

After story time we went outside to play a couple games of Cops & Robbers and Simon Says, then we went inside to make our craft of the week, paper plate turtles! Here's how you can make them too:

  • Paper plates
  • Scissors 
  • Markers/crayons
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper 
  • Green construction paper 


1. Take the construction paper and cut out four small cylinders (for legs), a large cylinder (the head), and a small triangle (the tail). 
2. Take those pieces and glue them along the sides of your paper plate. 
3. Take the markers and color all over his "shell". 
4. Take tissue paper and glue it wherever you'd like.