Foxes, Bears & Experiment Oh My! Learn & Link (with linky)

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My 2 older boys do Apologia Land Animals this year for Science. Below are a few activities we have done with the curriculum.

Lesson 2 (Carnivorous Animals)


We did the following crafts:


Origami Fox – I found the instructions on how to make the fox face out of origami on Pinterest, gives a video on how to do it, easy enough that my kids were able to do it.

fox 1

Once they had the origami face completed we glued it to water color paper and then they drew and painted the fox body.


Then we made pipe cleaner bears. The instructions were fairly easy.

Pipe Cleaner Bears

  Next my friend over at Our Hope is the Lord had us over and we made bears out of sea shells.

shell bear

 Lastly we did an experiment.


Instructions: 1 box of lemon Jello then use food coloring (we used green). Pour half of the Jello in one bowl and the other half in another. In one bowl sprinkle a few drops of food coloring, stir and let both bowls firm in the refrigerator. Once firm have the children smells both bowls and ask them what scent they smell and then allow them to eat it and ask what they taste.

jello experiment

One of my boys said one bowl was lemon and the other green apple. My other son said lemon and strawberry. The purpose of the experiment was to teach children how dog’s have sensitive noses and humans can smell pretty well too. Changing the Jell-O color may change what flavor the Jello and even the scent. At least it did with my kids.  


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  1. These are great projects! I love that fox!

  2. I love this link up! My 3 year old is home with me and I’m always looking for new crafts for us to do together. I’ll have to check this out every week. Thanks!

  3. Cute ideas!My daughter would love these!

  4. Fun stuff! Those pipe cleaner bears are really fun!

  5. How fabulous are those projects!!!!! My favourite is definitely the adorable fox!

  6. This is great linky! I glad I found it. I will pass the word out. Thanks for sharing.

  7. that fox is REALLY really cute!! i love it!! what a fun use of shapes. need to tell the prek teacher about it

  8. I forgot all about pipe cleaners. I can’t remember the last time I saw them. They were great for a variety of projects.

  9. I love these project ideas! They are so creative!

  10. Great projects. Looks like you had a fun time with your kids!

  11. Fun projects! The pipe cleaner bears are too cute! My son would love them.

  12. That’s so interesting that the kids thought the two jellos were different flavors. I wonder if they would have said the same with blind taste tests. My kids would love to try that!

  13. That oragami fox is super-cute… Love it and love that you are doing educational, yet fun things

  14. Awesome ideas!

  15. I love the fox! We love pipe cleaners at our house too! What great activities.

  16. The fox is super cute! Thanks for sharing these cute activities!

  17. Thanks for sharing this set of fun learning activities at After School!

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