Our first project this week was to make paper plate turtles. This was a very simple project. We just cut out four legs, a head, and a tail to glue onto each turtle. The kids then colored the "shells".
Next up for this week we found a turtle shell while out in the woods for a turtle hunt. The turtle was long dead so we brought the shell home to inspect. We talked about the spine that was visible inside the shell and the children played "puzzle" with the camouflage covering that was falling off. Our son found this project to be the most interesting.
All that was left this week was to find a live turtle to inspect. We went on several unsuccessful turtle hunts this week. We had given up on the project when my brother came over to the farmhouse unannounced. It seems he found this turtle while he was working in his woods and thought of us.
We had a lot of fun checking him out!
We enjoyed learning about turtles this week! Have you completed T is for Turtle? If so I would love to hear about it!