A REALLY Big Whale

For our second year, my friend Emily and I are doing a homeschool-preschool co-op for our kids.  (Somehow, I don’t think I’ve blogged about this at all but it’s been a great part of our week for the past year and a couple months!)  Today, we were learning about blue whales and as part of that, we went outside to mark on the street how long a blue whale actually is.  They can grow up to 100 feet.  This turns out to be REALLY big!  I couldn’t find any sidewalk chalk so we improvised with rocks and pink paper every 25 feet.

IMG_0209 (600x800)I’m at the tail, the girls are at the head.

Walking from head to tail, you will notice that all four children declined my request to say “hi”.

It also takes a long time to run the length of a blue whale.

We also made blue whales out of cups, complete with blow hole spray.

009 (800x533)Although I avoid Pinterest almost all the time (too mind-messing, too time-sucking), it definitely came in handy for fun blue whale activities!

P.S. Lest you be concerned about the safety of all our children, rest assured that we were on a one-way street that has very little traffic, which comes from the tail direction.  We were A-OK! 🙂

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3 Responses to A REALLY Big Whale

  1. Emily says:

    Such a fun lesson! Phoebe even remembered that whales are mammals!

  2. Aunt Zona says:

    Congrats on right side up videos! (By the way, Ellie said a very enthusiastic “Hi!” on the way by.) I’m so glad you have a smart phone now so we can see/hear your darling ones in action!

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