Foxes live in forested areas, but they are also found in mountains, grasslands and deserts.
They make their homes by digging burrows in the ground.
These burrows, also called dens, provide a cool area to sleep, a good location to store food and a safe place to have their pups.
Burrows are dug-out tunnels that have rooms for the fox and its family to live in.
The burrows also have several exits so that they can flee if a predator enters the burrow.
As part of our Fox week, we created our very own burrows using a few key ingredients.
These include toy foxes, wood chips, artificial grass, rocks, and pine cones!
Everyone enjoyed creating little scenarios with their dens, seeing all of the different ways they could create a home for their foxes!
One way to put your child’s mind to work is with the continued exposure to puzzles!
Children of all ages can gain benefits from playing with puzzles.
These brain-building activities help develop cognitive and fine-motor skills, foster cooperative play and spur problem-solving prowess.
Not only are puzzles a perfect way to spend some quality time together, but kids feel proud of themselves for completing one.
Better yet, they’re an interactive way to teach colors, letters, numbers, shapes, animals and beyond.
For this activity, we completed a fox puzzle!
Each puzzle had anywhere from three to seven pieces, and students were encouraged to try and work out the puzzles on their own.
They were told to first count the pieces and then arrange them into a shape.
Following the completion of the puzzles, students were instructed to try them again!