Which is exactly what we did!
We started by talking about where bears go when it gets cold and what they might use to make their hibernation spot more comfortable.
The girls thought their princess tent filled with pillows and blankets would make the perfect bear cave.
But the tent was not as dark as they thought a cave would be. So more blankets were needed!
But this pretend play got us to have great conversations about why some animals hibernate and others don't. And what it must be like to hibernate.
Love when pretend play can directly lead to learning some great lessons about the animals around us.
The Nitty Gritty!
We set this all up in the morning and the timing worked out perfect that when they were tired of pretending to be bears it was lunch time. This gave me the perfect opportunity to talk about how hungry animals must be when they finally wake up for spring. The girls had fun pretending it was finally spring and they could eat again! I think it also led them to eat a bigger lunch!!
We learned about squirrels in winter here.