Friday, October 14, 2011

Making a Salmon Redd

This idea came from an old write up I found when I borrowed a friends Salmon Unit binder!  We've been discussing the salmon's lifecycle and their amazing journey back from the ocean when it's time for them to spawn.  Their Redd is the nest the female makes to lay her eggs in from swishing her tail in the rocks of the riverbed!   

On the tray are 3 different colors of paper representing the rocks, gravel, and dirt in the river bed, a glue stick, a small bowl of red paint, a pencil with tape around the end to dab in the paint, a damp sponge to wipe off the pencil with, and a square of blue paper representing the creek.   

A salmon Redd!  They've really enjoyed this hands on activity and it helped envision what this salmon redd looks like!

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