Turtle Power!

Teenage mutant ninja… sorry, I’m not talking about those turtles!

We had fun this week.  I started off by telling my kids what the difference between turtles and tortoises are (I had to google this, but now we all know something new!)

Turtles live in the water, tortoises live on land!


Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell- A simple book with a look at all the animals by a pond and the fun sounds they make.



Tortoise Brings the Mail by Dee Lillegard- An adorable story about a slow, but very conscientious tortoise who loves his job as a mailman, but he’s too slow for the other animals so they get faster animals to deliver it.  Too bad they aren’t as good as tortoise is at his job!



Hurry Up and Slow Down by Layn Marlow-  Tortoise and Hare are good friends, but they each have their own way of doing things.  Hare wants to rush, rush, rush.  Tortoise likes to take his time and enjoy things.  Though they both slow down when it comes time for the bedtime story!



Hi, Harry! by Martin Waddell- An adorable story of a slow tortoise who just wants to be friends, but all the other animals are in too much of a hurry to play, but then snail comes along!



The Foolish Tortoise by Eric Carle- Tortoise decides he’s tired of being slow, so he throws off his shell only to realize that the world is much a scarier place without its protection.


The craft this week was super simple:


It’s amazing what you can do with a paper plate!




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