Horse Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Horse!  It is believed that horses have evolved over the last 50 million years from much smaller creatures.  Even though the horse evolved over tens of million years in the Americas, they went extinct after the last Ice Age.  Thankfully, Europeans reintroduced the horse in 16th century to the Americas so little girls could dream of having a horse.

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T-Rex Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the T-Rex!  Kids love the T-Rex!  The Tyrannosaurus rex, which is abbreviated to T-Rex,  lived on what is now western North America.  Scientists now say newly hatched babies looked more like fuzzy turkeys.  There is a debate as to whether the T-Rex was a scavenger or predator.  I would vote mostly predator because of it’s forward pointing eyes.  Also, it’s brain is twice the size of other giant predators.   Either way, I wouldn’t want to be in it’s path!  

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Goose Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Goose!   An interesting fact about geese is that they were almost all gone due to hunting.  Now they have returned.  Geese can live practically anywhere, they like grassy areas, parks and fields near water.  Some people keep geese as pets.  They will follow you around like a dog.  In fact, they make great guard dogs.

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Lions in Books

In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring lions that we found around the web. We also had a free download of a lion paper bag puppet pattern.

We are continuing the lion theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a lion puppet.  We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.

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Sheep (or Lamb) Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Sheep (or Lamb)!  Sheep are very gentle animals and were one of the first animals to be domesticated.  Sheep can display emotions like anger, boredom, fear, disgust, despair and happiness.  They can also recognize emotion by facial expressions.  They prefer smiles to frowns.  They can self medicate themselves.  When ill they will eat specific plants that will cure them.

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