Busy Builder


Forests are full of amazing creatures. If you keep your eyes and ears open you just might meet one. Often the animals are very busy making and maintaining their homes. Next time you are out on a nature walk, collect some leaves and sticks to make a home for an imaginary animal. Lay the items that you collect on the ground and arrange them to make a house. What kind of animal would live in the house you built? Would they like it to be soft, sturdy, cozy or roomy? Let your imagination soar. 


Even busy little beavers
need a break
to just sit & stare
up at the big blue sky.
— Busy Beavers by Jessie Farrell

Jessie Farrell's beautiful songs about nature are available here

Busy Beavers

If you are in Australia click here to watch Scout & The Gumboot Kids. If you are in the United States, check us out on curiousworld.com  or kidstream.tv on Xfinity or Amazon.  In South Korea you can watch it on jeitv.com.  Kids from around the world click here to listen to Jessie Farrell's songs.  


Now that you know how to take a rest during your work and play, can you help the busy beaver learn how?  He was so busy he lost track of his trees. CLICK HERE to download the printable maze and help the busy beaver bring his sticks back to the marsh to finish his house. 

Scout's Mindful Moment...

Beavers love to be busy and they love to build. Next time you are busy playing or working on a project, take a minute to check in with yourself. How do you feel? Do you need to rest or stretch? Have a drink of water? It’s important to listen to your body and notice how you are feeling. Especially when you are busy. Take a break!
— Scout

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