Night-stalking primates with nasty-clawed, crooked fingers . . . giant, dragon-like reptiles eager to eat . . . tobogganing penguins sliding on the snow . . . clutches of turtle hatchlings in pursuit of the sea . . . an ark, abundant with astonishing animals . . . And God saw that it was good!
A dog may be man’s best friend, but it is God’s gift of ALL kinds of animals that kids are absolutely crazy about! In this study, your child will explore five zany creatures along the way. Here are the adventures, designed for grades K-4:
Day 1: What Exactly Is an Aye-Aye?
Day 2: Cool Things About Wolverines
Day 3: What Are Komodo Dragons?
Day 4: Getting to Know Sea Turtles
Day 5: What Is an Adélie Penguin?
There’s no doubt that children are fascinated with animals—they begin building that sense of awe and wonder at an early age with the introduction of Noah and the ark. By selecting animals that are a bit off the beaten path, this study will keep kids fascinated and learning.
“Another great product from DNG! I really appreciate the DNG titles because a little of everything is included! There is truly something for everyone in the family! There are lapbooks for hands-on and crafty learners, there are videos for the visual learner like me, and there are books listed that you can get at the library . . . I really appreciate how much DNG draws the Bible and Creation into this study! . . . There is something about a cuddly, furry thing (or even a prickly one) that draws their interest and attention in! Even if you aren’t normally a unit study user—I would recommend this particular DNG because it may even provide just the little break you need from your normal routine to chase away the mid-term doldrums and bring in a little exciting change with some fun learning! This is a bright topic that I think most families would enjoy!“
Wendy in OH
“Astonishing Animals was perfect for my kids whose age ranged from pre-K to 1st grade…Since my son loves turtles, he enjoyed learning about the loggerhead sea turtle the most. He found it enjoyable to know more details about this lovable sea creature. The fun project allowed him to use his imagination while appreciating the animal. He loved it when we made a model of a sea turtle using modeling clay. As the lesson suggested, we also tried creating several baby turtles heading for the ocean waves. Aside from the lapbooks, the kids had the most fun when we did the scavenger hunt family activity. They loved putting the clues they have learned together and looking for more clues around the house. As a mom, whenever I see the kids learning, I am truly very happy. It is a bonus when I see them having fun learning. It makes the retention of the lesson more effective too!”
Christine in the Philippines
“Astonishing Animals… is a perfect way to combine the love of animals and the love of learning into one unit study and lapbook project!. . . DNG lessons can be tailored to individual interest and learning levels. They make fun projects for the whole family to enjoy together. Even Li’l Sis (3) has enjoyed many of the books on the included recommended reading lists as we read them aloud together. Astonishing Animals has been one of our favorite DNG units. I recommend it to anyone who wants a jumping off place for more in-depth animal studies or just a fun addition to your daily lessons. You really can’t go wrong with the ease of use and value of the DNG Series.”
Sara in NY
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Designed for grades K-4, takes 2-4 weeks to complete.