Monday, November 30, 2020
Remembrance Day for Lost Species
At Home Family Fun:
With little kids: Play with dinosaurs or pretend to be dinosaurs.
With bigger kids: Do some research together on extinct species. Here is a list of species we lost in 2019.
With little kids: Dinosaurs Around Town: Find Dinosaurs in the Twin Cities
With bigger kids: Beavers were once hunted, almost to extinction, but conservation work has stabilized their population. Celebrate a win tonight: Walk When the Moon Is Full: Beaver Moon at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park. 5:30-6:30pm. $5/pp. Reservations Required.
Bookflix: Pull out your library card, log into Bookflix and watch/read along with Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems and Tyrannosaurus Rex by Wil Mara.
Local Author: Catherine Thimmesh has a few books that can tie into extinct and endangered species aimed at children reading at a Grade 5-7 level. You can go a little younger if reading aloud:
- Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How do we know what dinosaurs really looked like?
- Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild
- Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From
Serve Broccoli – what little dinosaur doesn’t love to chomp on baby dinosaur trees.
Consider going all-organic with today’s meal. According to this list of 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Protect Wildlife, avoiding pesticides can help.
Dinner Conversation Starter: Why not read over the list above and plan ways your family can protect wildlife.
Find 30 Days of November Family Holidays on the corresponding pages