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SSSeriously ssssslippery sssscaley sssstufff! by Wild and Earthly

EcoKids took discovering reptiles to a new level last week! Wow did we have fun!

We slithered like snakes, shot out our tongues like chameleons, hid in shells like tortoises and snapped like crocodiles. We made reptiles of all descriptions and discussed them as got creative. Their colours, scales, tongues, teeth, cold skin and weird eyes! The Busy Bug’s even made a terrarium! What a word!

Baking was exciting as we rolled out snakes and covered them with sugar crystal scales. In the oven they spread into fat pythons though!

We were visited by a pair of tortoises…Thank you to Lyla’s grandparents for bringing in Tortie and Maggie, What a wonderful lesson we all had listening to Lyla’s granny explain all about their shells, diets and habits. Maggie was huge and really heavy….Lucky Lyla’s Grandpa is so strong!

And then of course there was the reptile show! I have never seen such wide eyes and amazed little faces all sitting still in one spot. Lisa from Wild and Earthly put on a wonderful display of reptiles for the children on Wednesday morning. We got to see a leopard tortoise, a corn snake, a monitor lizard, a bearded dragon and a red tailed boa…. and the children got to stroke most of them too!! Teacher Claire was VERY brave and is held in new esteem by the children as she held Betty the boa!

I have a new love for reptiles after such a fun week :-)


Have a look at the pictures from the Wild and Earthly reptile show!


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