The Color Red in the Forest

While exploring in the forest today, a few of the Butterfly Bubbles noticed a lot of red things. The first discovery was made on our trek to a never before seen area just outside the boundaries of Vine City. Scattered amidst the leaves, sticks and dirt, we found feathers--"Red feathers...with a little grey on them", said Ella, as she carefully picked them up. The conversation that followed was full of inquiry. The children made guesses as to where the feathers came from and why they were on the ground. Here's a glimpse into this special moment.

"These are small ones (feathers). Red feathers...with a little grey on them." -Ella

"There's an animal here! An animal gave one (feather) for the forest." -Izzy

During our feather inquiry, I asked the children to take a moment to listen to the sounds of the forest--"Shhh let's just listen for a moment. What do you hear?"