Dart frogs are poisonous and have vibrant colors that warn predators not to eat them. The golden dart frog is the most dangerous. Dart frogs are very small have long, sticky tongues they use to catch insects.
Coconuts grow on tall trees. They have a hard outer shell and white fruit on the inside. People eat the fruit and drink the juice. Coconut leaves are sometimes used to make baskets, brooms or roofing. We made our own coconut trees using, paper, markers, green napkins, craft stick and letter pasta. The kids did a wonderful job making their own unique coconut tree.
Parrots have brightly colored feathers, curved bills, and clawed feet. They are considered one of the smartest bird species. Some parrots mimic the words they hear. There are over 350 different types of parrots.
Blue Morpho butterflies fly through the treetops of the emergent layer and are among the largest butterflies in the world. We used paint, tissue paper ad twist ties to create our own blue morpho butterflies!
Mangos are healthy fruit and have many vitamins. The outside of the fruit is a blend of red, yellow, orange and green colors. Mango trees can be over 100 feet tall! We mixed paint and used feathers, pom noms and sponges to create our own mangos. During this invitation to create, children explored the artistic technique of blending colors.
We wrapped up the rainforest unit today and each child was encouraged to draw a picture of their favorite rainforest animal! Have a wonderful Spring Break!