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What Do Squirrels Eat?


Book about squirrels
Bread crumbs


1. Read the class a book about squirrels.
2. Discuss what squirrels might like to eat.
3. Try feeding different types of nuts and crackers or bread crumbs to squirrels. Observe which type of foods squirrels eat.
4. Discuss with the children which foods squirrels ate. Write an experience story with children.

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Art: Children draw pictures of squirrels eating or make collages using cut-out squirrels and real nuts.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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