Tuesday, December 27, 2016

6 Weeks of Animals - Foxes!

Our third week of story time was quite foxy!

Fun facts about foxes:
- the red fox is the most common fox
- Arctic Foxes don't shiver until it's -70 degrees Celsius
- foxes have whiskers on their faces and legs to help them navigate
- A male is called a "dog fox", while a female is called a "vixen"
- they catch small rodents with a high pounce, once of the first things cubs learn as they begin to hunt
- they can climb trees and settle on low branches
- a group of foxes is called a "skulk" or a "leash" 

We read:

Red Fox Dances, by Alan Baron

Hello, Red Fox, by Eric Carle

The Rooster and the Fox, by Helen Ward

Fox, by Kate Banks

Fox Forgets, by Suzanne Bloom

Fox and Squirrel, by Ruth Ohi

Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend, by Ruth Ohi

Oh No! A Fox! by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Around the House the Fox Chased the Mouse: a Prepositional Tale, by Rick Walton

Fox Makes Friends, by Adam Relf

We watched:

Then we listened to some sounds foxes actually make:

Then we made our fox craft!

For snack, we had some yummy grapes! Next up: pigs!