Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hibernation fun

Hibernation is the theme here for awhile...and we've been having fun with it.

Bunk beds make cave building and hibernating brilliantly simple...

This was a great sciencey type thing we did: You cut several bear patterns out of newspaper, crumple them up (individually), and throw some into cold water and some into hot water. The cold water bears will continue to stay crumpled up (therefore still hibernating)...

The bears in the pan of warm water will open up...they are done hibernating. It is spring. When I remember where I found this experiment, I will post a link to it.

Last but not least, we had to make polar bears for a sugary snack. (I know they don't hibernate, and Iggy was quick to point that out to me. "Its already cold where they live mom...why would they have to hibernate.") Anyhow, these are white fudge covered oreos, marshmallows (ears) and chocolate chips (eyes and nose). We used peanut butter to make them stick.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

What a fun theme! Were they quiet while hibernating? I'm just wondering how far I could pull of the "sleeping thing". Heh, heh, heh. Maybe a little mid-day siesta? :-)