When I first heard the theme I thought... fall into nature... so an autumn theme that was nature focused? Then I got to thinking on it more and thought hmm.. around here we tend to fall INTO nature just a matter of course.
Take for instance this nature:
So let me see...how else do we fall into nature? We catch spiders and feed them. Today he didn't move quite fast enough, he put three jumping spiders together and I warned him...the big one will eat the little ones ... "oh mom, it will be fine I told them I'm catching them flies"... well...by the time he caught those flies we were down to 2 out of three jumping spiders and the lad told them they should've listened to him (and promptly put four flies in). We are now down to one fly left and two spiders... and did you know that jumping spiders have green fangs?
We catch crayfish and build habitats for them. It also houses a toad. In doing this we are also learning about erosion, maintain a biological habitat, what to do with waste production (crayfish produce a huge biological load), feeding (did you know that toads eat slugs?), how to sex crayfish, how many is best to keep at once and so many more things. Dad is developing a tolerance for the smell of crayfish and the lad is learning to heed the "CLEAN THEM OUT LAD" polite requests. :)
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