|I caught this little guy crawling around on the rocks while she was talking!|
The next station was, I think, the kids' favorite! It was a teepee! For some reason I didn't take a picture of it ... not sure why. We all gathered inside the teepee for another lesson. There, Jody carried the natural resources lesson over into a lesson about how the Native Americans did not waste any of their resources ... especially those from animals. She told them about how different parts of the animals were used; from skin for clothing and tendons for thread, to brains for tanning oil and bones for beads. She even explained the processes for making those things. Each child got to make a necklace from faux tendon fibers and glass and bone beads. Then we got to what Jody said was her favorite part of the lesson! She showed the kids how the Native Americans made paint from rock dust and oil... then painted our faces with it!
In all, the kids had a great time and actually learned along the way! The guides, Bill and Jody, were engaging and knowledgeable and the kids really listened to them!