Spring Nature Study 142
What does it feel like inside the egg?
What do you think will be the first thing you’ll see once you
What are you looking forward to?
What is happening to you?
Involving Families: Studying Oviparous Animals at
Supply the children with some fun activities to do at home. Men-
tion the activities in your weekly newsletter to families. Explain to
families that the optional activities are provided for extra quality
time together in nature and to involve them in their children’s
education. Explain that the children are learning about ovipa-
rous animals. Remind parents that oviparous refers to animals that
produce eggs and develop and hatch outside the mother’s body.
Describe the following nature activities for the families to enjoy at
• Ask families to go on a nature hike to observe characteristics of
animals that lay eggs.
• Ask parents to discuss with their children the importance of
showing respect to all animals.
• Invite families to buy eggs from a grocery store, explain to the
children that these are typically sterilized chicken eggs, and
cook a favorite egg recipe. They can discuss the food chain and
eating relationships between species.
Integrating Nature: Studying Oviparous Animals in
Your oviparous animal theme is an egg-cellent topic for curious
young minds. Included here are egg-related projects for science,
math, writing, art, and other areas. Children will be amazed by all
the life forms that develop outside of mothers’ bodies. Hatch open
these new life activities to get your children exploring this spring.
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