Friday, September 26, 2014

Little Chicks Class - Tracy Aviary

I was so excited when Tracy Aviary contacted me asking if my kiddies wanted to attend the Little Chicks classes. It took no amount of thought, the answer was YES! If you have been around here for awhile, you already know our love for Tracy Aviary...and adventure
You may wonder what the Little Chicks classes are, here is the Evonne run down...

Classes are an hour long, once a week for 6 weeks. They have different days for different ages groups. Every week has a new theme, and you can sign up for individual classes or all 6. Think Mom & Me class, not a drop off and come back to pick up. Super interactive, fun, and kids totally dig it. The bonus is you get free admission into the aviary after you go to class. 
Our first class was all about owls. The teachers were awesome with the kids, and had so many fun things planned for class. Devin and Bina are on the shy side, and it helped that they were all so attentive.
We started with a coloring page of an owl while kids got settled, surprisingly Bina totally rocked this part. They had a fun welcome song, cute mats for the kids to sit on, and an adorable owl story that Devin loved. They kept the kids busy, and moving from one thing to the next.
We had snack time, then an up close and personal encounter with a beautiful owl, and we even got to touch some owl feathers. The owl flew so close to our heads you could feel the wind from his wings! 
What the owl was suppose to look like...
What Bina and Devin's ended up looking like...
They had planned to make this puffy paper bag owl, and I let the kids have free reign with the glue and markers. Which if I am being honest, doesn't happen enough at home. 
We got to clean up after that, and say goodbye to our teachers. Devin and Bina were not about to leave the aviary just yet though. They wanted to go and see the Owl Forest, and find and learn about other birds too! 

We ended up exploring until lunch time, and then headed out. Devin is already excited about next week when we get to learn about crows. This is definitely worth every penny, and something my kids truly enjoyed. I love watching them learn, and get interested in different things. Who wants to go with us next time, we would love to bring our friends?

Thanks for inviting us Tracy Aviary, such a fantastic experience!


Emily said...

Sounds like so much fun! Love the aviary!

Cathy said...

What a fun class!

kendahl a. said...

Oh my gosh, I love owls. I want to hug them all.