Leave Your Own Mark

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Isn't it wonderful to learn about new animals? Nature has so many things to teach us.

By observing the marks that animals leave behind, we can learn more about how they get around. Do they use four legs or two? Are they moving quickly or slowly? Next time you are on a nature walk, take some time to look for animal tracks on the ground. Who do you think passed by and left those tracks? Did you make tracks as you were walking? 

Watch The Case of the Tiptoeing Shield below and join Scout and the Gumboot Kids as they learn about an animal that leaves a very unique mark.

Slow and steady
wins the race.
So I’m gonna walk real slowly,
I’m gonna take my time.
— Jessie Farrell

Gumboot Kids can listen to Jessie Farrell's songs here .  


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.  


Let's take a moment to think about all the ways that animals are different and how that changes the tracks that they leave behind.

CLICK HERE for a printable to explore the differences between animal prints. You can draw other animal foot prints or paint your own foot and press it on a piece of paper to see the prints that you make! 

Share a picture on Facebook or Instagram tagging @Gumbootkids and use #GumbootKids.


Scout's Mindful Moment...

Sometimes people need to retreat just like a turtle. Since we don’t have shells, we have to find our own ways to find peace & quiet. Some people like to sit comfortably and breathe deeply, others like to listen to music or read or just daydream. When quiet time is over, we often have more energy. What do you like to do during your quiet time?

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