Baby, it's cold outside.
That usually means that people stay inside, but it doesn't mean that you only have to do indoorsy things! Today's Nature Tots focused on paw prints, and toddlers and their families joined us for a story, an animal track scavenger hunt, touch bins and a paw print craft.
For our craft, we used stampers made from actual animal imprints, but you can do a fun variation right from home.
We suggest gathering inspiration for your animal tracks from looking out in your yard to see what species have been running through the snow or by even going online to find out what your child's favorite paw print is.
Grab a sheet of paper and a pad of ink (or washable paint if you don't have an ink pad). Try to recreate your animal's track by pressing your fingertips onto the ink pad and then onto the paper.
You can make the activity even more fun by competing to see who can make the most accurate rendition, or you can even let your imaginations go wild and see who can come up with the most creative paw print of their own imagined animal!