Beaver Day 1: Beaver Bodies

Beaver Bodies

Today we are learning about a beaver’s body and all the special abilities they have to help them survive where they do.  We had fun today with an experiment, craft, snack, and writing.

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Discuss: God created the beaver to have a very special body. Beavers have strong and sharp teeth for cutting down trees and eating. Beavers also have specially made tails. Their tails are wide and flat to help him balance while they stand to cut down trees. They also slap their tails on the water as a warning signal to other beaver in times of danger. Beavers have webbed back feet to help them swim well and sharp clawed paws for front feet for digging and dragging branches.

Comprehension Questions:

  1. How does a beaver cut down trees? Their teeth
  2. How does a beaver warn other beavers of danger? They slap their tails on the water.
  3. What would happen if the beaver’s front feet were webbed like his back feet? He would not be able to dig mud or carry trees to their homes.
  4. What would happen if the beaver had flat, dull teeth? He would not be able to cut trees for his home or eat his favorite food.

Beaver Writing

Discuss: Beavers have strong and sharp teeth for cutting down trees and eating. Their tails are wide and flat to help him balance while they stand to cut down trees. They also slap their tails on the water as a warning signal to other beaver in times of danger. Beavers have webbed back feet to help them swim well and sharp clawed paws for front feet for digging and dragging branches.

Materials:

  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Maker
  • White Crayon
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pencil

Directions

  1. Cut a circle head from brown paper.
  2. Cut an oval body from brown paper.
  3. Cut an oval tail from black paper.Beaver (10)_edited-2
  4. Glue the head in front of the body and the tail behind the body.
  5. Cut out four feet from the black paper and glue them to the body.
  6. Cut out some white teeth.
  7. Use a black marker to draw a nose and mouth.Beaver (9)_edited-2
  8. Glue on the teeth and googly eyes.
  9. Use the white crayon to add criss-cross patterns on the tail.Beaver (8)_edited-2
  10. Write 3 sentences about beavers on the beaver body.Beaver (7)_edited-2

Beaver Paws

Discuss: Beavers have webbed back feet to help them swim well and sharp clawed paws for front feet for digging and dragging branches. Let’s see how the beavers webbed back feet can help him swim.

Materials:

  • Tub of water
  • Towel
  • Quart-size Ziplock Bag

Directions:

  1. Spread your fingers out wide and drag them through the water. (Are you able to move much water?)Beaver (15)_edited-2
  2. Dry off your hand.
  3. Put your hand in the plastic bag and spread out your fingers like a webbed foot.
  4. Drag your hand through the water. (Are you able to move more water with the bag on?)Beaver (12)_edited-2

Beaver Cupcakes

Materials:

  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Nutter Butter Cookies
  • M&M’s
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Edible Pen
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Icing Bag
  • Large Star Tip Beaver (1)_edited-2

Directions:

  1. Place the tip in the bag and then add the frosting.Beaver (21)_edited-2Beaver (20)_edited-2
  2. Break off about a fourth the nutter butter and add the rest for the tail.Beaver (19)_edited-2
  3. Add 2 brown M&M’s for the ears.
  4. Add 2 eyeball candies.
  5. Add a red M&M nose.
  6. Draw a line down the middle of the mini marshmallow for the teeth and add it under the nose.Beaver (17)_edited-2 Beaver (16)_edited-2

Beaver Unit Study

Day 1: Beaver Bodies

Day 2: Beaver Homes