Our wolf study was done with children ages 3-9 years old and turned out to be a great success. We noticed that through the time we spent on the subject using play, crafts, stories and live interactions with these amazing animals, the children have picked up a great deal of knowledge. And their perception of the wolf has formed based on actual understanding of this animal and its characteristics, rather than ages-old biased folklore, movies and general misconceptions of the ‘big bad wolf’.
We are very proud of the results accomplished, and are planning to return to the wolf study again later in Spring, around the time when pups are born in the wild.
We are very excited to have opened our Winter season at the school on December 10th. And we kicked things off with a very special event — a meet and greet with the wolves preceded by a mini-unit on wolves at the school where children learned about this majestic animal. The meet and greet was arranged through Colorado Wolf Adventures — is a licensed business conducting wolf walks at the Garden of the Gods. Their wolf walks are an unforgettable experience and we highly recommend them for educational group activities or special hikes!
After we got to spend about 20-30 minutes of intimate time with these majestic animals (thank you Peggy of Colorado Wolf Adventures ❤️) we headed over to some picnic tables for hot chocolate with cookies and some follow-up learning and craft activities.
Here, in this blog post — Learning About Wolves — you can read about our learning activities, games and crafts that we did as a part of our learning about wolves week with kids ages 3-9 years old.
And now onto the photos from that memorable day with the wolves.