Do you have a favorite shore bird? Sandpipers are definitely one of my favorites to watch scamper along the shoreline.
Today we did lesson 2 in Learning Seashore Animals which corresponds to Chapter 2 in The Burgess Seashore Book for Children. In this chapter Danny Meadow Mouse encounters a sandpiper and tries to get his bearings while scurrying around the marsh.
After reading this chapter, we read At the Beach by Anne Rockwell and Harlow Rockwell. This delightfully simple book captures the joys of a day at the beach as a young girl explains what she has with her, as well as what they do and see. We especially like when the girl follows sandpipers down the beach, making footprints right alongside theirs.
Since doing this lesson we have been on the hunt for sandpipers, but have so far been unsuccessful in finding any. We have, however, been making plenty of footprints of our own as we run around in the surf.
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