This week we are learning about nocturnal animals. First up was the porcupine. The kids got a kick out of the words porcupettes (baby porcupines) and prickles (a group of porcupines.) After learning all about them, they went to the playdough center to start their creations. I also put out toothpicks. They had fun creating little porcupines. Some just rolled the playdough into a ball and added the toothpick quills.
Fun Fact: Porcupines can't "shoot off" their quills, as once thought. They only get pulled out when stuck on something. They can also grow a new one whenever they lose a quill.