To get the wiggles out of everyone after our long car ride those in 6th grade and higher were split into two groups, tangled up, and then told to work together as a team to untangle themselves. The younger kids played several rounds of “Simon Says.”
Here the 2nd – 5th graders had the assignment to create a restaurant complete with a menu, decoration ideas, and dinner show for the wild animal they were given. Each pair of kids had to work together first reading all the information they were given on their animal. Semisweet had a fox while Brownie had a cougar. They came up with menu items like worms& cheese (instead of mac & cheese), Ferret Salad with worm gut dressing, Elegant Elk Hooves, Cow Cookies, and Ground Sheep.
Tigger the tiger came from Nebraska where he had been privately owned along with two female tigers for breeding purposes. His living conditions were terrible – only a 10′ x 12′ cage for 15 years! His new home here is now a spacious 10,000 sq. feet.
After our tour we had our picnic but wouldn’t you know I was too busy eating to take any pictures? We definitely want to have another picnic out on our lawn if the wind would ever stop it’s incessant blowing.