Explore in and around the banks of this meandering stream.
Step on wading stones or climb around looping logs. Move branches and logs to build a beaver dam and watch what it does to the water.
Wading across logs and stones in the stream, children can estimate distance and speed while testing their balance. Whether you walk across or wheel across, children will gain a sense of accomplishment in finding multiple ways to reach the other side. Building a beaver dam gives hands-on experience in physics for older children while younger kids will test their strength moving branches and logs to dam the stream.
Tiny Tadpole, Scholastic Books
Ten Shiny Snails, Ruth Galloway
Ages 3 - 5
The Brook Book: Exploring the Smallest Streams, Jim Arnosky
Ages 6 - 8
Live Underwater With the Fish?, In: Why Can't …I, Sally Hewitt
Ages 9 - 12
Ponds & Rivers, In: DK Eyewitness Books, Steve Parker & Philip Dowell