Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, October 28, 2013

Most Important Part...

Geez.......I left out one of the most important matters of our Zoo Day.   Senior moment, I suppose!!

After deciding to go to the Zoo, Tyler came up with a very clever learning adventure for all of us to do......and this was to take place, AFTER we left the Zoo.

Each person was suppose to study each of the animals that we would see, and at the end of visit......we would have to tell what our favorite animal was......Why and tell some interesting facts about the animal.

Much to my amazement, this was the very first thing that they wanted to do, as we left the zoo.

I was first.....(guess it was an age thing, or else....they figured I might forget, if I were to be the last one)

My favorite animal was the Giraffe.   If I had to be an animal at the zoo, it would be this tall, beautiful creature.   Why?  because kids and adults, alike.....get SOOOO EXCITED when they see the giraffes.     

Did you know that a Giraffe sleeps for less than 30 minutes a day?  How strange is that?
A Giraffes tongue is SO LONG, that it uses it to clean out their ears.  YIKES!
They consume about 75 lbs of foliage per day.....Giraffes have excellent eye sight and they even can see in color.

Tyler's animal was the Elephant.... Why:  because they are huge!  These animals are very smart and they are the largest living land mammal.  Elephants walk an average of 4 miles per hour and despite their size, they are silent walkers.   Elephants have an incredible memory and they can laugh, cry and even grieve.

Carson chose the Lion....   Just exactly what I figured he would choose.   Why did he choose the Lion?  Because it rules!!    Carson says that the lion is the "King of the Jungle."   The lion is associated with strength, royalty, and courage!

Tori's animal was the Mountain Lion.   Why?  Because she has always admired their beauty.  Tori said that the mountain lion is very skilled.....and indeed they are.  They have a keen sense of hearing and sight.   These animals like to be by themselves.

And last but not least, was Mylee Jo.    Her favorite animal was the MONKEY.   Imagine that!
They do funny things with their faces and they swing in trees.   Monkeys also like to eat Bananas.   

Interesting facts!!

Have a Blessed Day.

shug ~


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a fun way to take a visit to the zoo one step further. I would be ok with the Giraffe,except that I like to sleep longer than that. :)

Anonymous said...

what fun, I enjoyed this so much!

Ginny said...

This is an AWESOME game!!!! I love the giraffe facts, wow to a half hour of sleep a day, can you imagine???

Betsy Adams said...

I love the way your family loves doing things together.. The kids seem to get along with each other so well. I loved the zoo-questions... I too love the giraffe... SO--you picked a good one!!!!


Lea said...

30 minutes of sleep a day......oh, my, that's crazy. Some very interesting facts. Fun post!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

What a fun family activity. My son and dad both love elephants. Any time I see one I always think of them. :)

Michelle said...

I also love giraffes. Can't believe they only sleep 30 minutes. That is crazy!

Our photos said...

Nice ZOO photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

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