Set up an invitation for your preschooler to (safely) investigate the parts of a rattlesnake! Preschoolers tend to fall into one of two groups when it comes to snakes. Pure fascination or utterly detest.
Fortunately there's a way for preschoolers to investigate, or at least observe, parts of a snake without actually touching a live snake.
Set up an observation Station
Add a few resources and props for your preschooler to investigate the parts of a snake.
For our observation we included:
Take a closer look
Use a magnifying glass to get an up-close look at the different parts of a rattlesnake.
Find the Parts of a Rattlesnake
Zoom in and compare the genuine parts to those in a picture or book.
Use sense of touch
Use sense of touch to feel the snake skin as well as the other included parts.
Before touching, invite your preschooler to guess what the snake skin might feel like. Afterward, ask if it felt how they imagined or different.
Accessories for this Invitation
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