Snake Activities

Snake Activities

To understand the concept of cold-blooded animals, wrap a pipe cleaner with wiggly eyes (snake) around a thermometer. Make two thermometers. Place the snake thermometers in different areas of the room. For example, in a sunny window and a cold corner. Talk about how to read the thermometers.

Cold-blooded snakes are frequently slow and sluggish in the morning before the sun gets hot. Give each of the children their own fabric or rope snake. Curl up the snakes in the middle of the room as if they were sleeping. Choose one child to act as the sun and slowly rise from a crouched position. The other children should sing the following:

Wake, snake, day is a-breakin’,
Peas in the pot and the
Hoe-cakes a bakin’;
Green corn (clap, clap, clap, clap)
Green corn (clap, clap, clap, clap)
After singing several verses, have the children pick up their snakes
and move them around the room

Activities provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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✓ 4-5
✓ 5-6

Category: Group Activities

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.3, 10.4, 11.1, 12.1, 12.4, 12.5, 13.2, 13.3, 14.3

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