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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.


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Monday, October 22, 2012

Our day in the dark! Hibernation/Nocturnal Animals Study

Hello All, I just wanted to share with you some great activities our department did this past week for Nocturnal animals and hibernation. We had so much fun exploring how animals live at night. We spent an entire day with no lights on, the kids brought small flashlights and one Mom donated finger flashlights (which are totally awesome, this was the first time I had ever seen them!). My class spent time discovering new animals that are nocturnal that we didn't already know about, like scorpions! My favorite part of the week though was our letter and number hunts. I hung the #'s 1-20 in my classroom and gave each child a clipboard with a recording sheet on it. They were instructed to roam the room with their flashlights and find each number. Once they found a number they were to color in the box that had the same number. We did the same with letters in my collegues room. The class had so much fun with this! I was surprised at how it kept their attention. They found all 26 letters and all 20 numbers without complaint or stopping. Here are a few pics of the fun! (sorry they are a little dark since we didn't have the lights on)
You can find these recording sheets and other nocturnal activities here on tpt: Nocturnal Unit
Here is a great owl craft that my room Mom prepared for us, the kids had so much fun "flying" these owls around the room!
This week we will focus more on hibernation. I have just listed a new unit full of activities and worksheets to go along with our theme, check it out here: Hibernation Unit Iwill be posting more hibernation/nocturnal activities throughout the week so check back often and follow me! Enjoy, Christine


  1. Oh, this looks like such a fun unit!!

    The Daily Alphabet

    1. This nocturnal and hibernating unit is turning out to be a blast with my kiddos! I hope you geet a chance to use some of the ideas in your classroom. Thanks for the comment! Christine

  2. Looks like a fun way to teach! My little one's are not so little anymore and they demand more, so I keep taking them to various event venues in NYC where they can have different experiences like these. Great work here and good luck with the kids!


Comments and Ideas are always welcome, I am always looking for new units to create for TpT!