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Caves & Caverns

Outside the cavern we visited

Outside the cavern we visited

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Bear In A Cave Craft

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Bear Country

Animal Habitats

Prehistoric Theme

Recommended Books:

  • Caves and Caverns by Gail Gibbons
  • Bats by Gail Gibbons
  • Caves by Roma Gans (Let’s Read and Find Out Science)
  • The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Castles, Caves and Honeycombs by Linda Ashman
  • Cave by Diane Siebert
  • Discovery In The Cave (Step Into Reading) by Mark Dubowski
  • There Was An Old Man Who Painted The Sky by Teri Sloat
  • Cave People (All Aboard Reading Level 2) by Linda Hayward
  • Monkey See, Monkey Draw by Alex Beard
  • Rainbow Fish And The Sea Monster’s Cave by Marcus Pfister

Did You Know?: Nearly 350 caves have been discovered in Europe that contain art from prehistoric time. The oldest known cave painting was found in the cave of El Castillo in northern Spain. It is said to be more than 40,000 years old and some believe the art was made by Neanderthals. The second oldest cave art was found in Chauvet, France. Its art is believed to be about 35,000 years old. Interactive map of Chauvet Cave displaying various photos at their specific location.

Topics To Discuss:

  • Different types of caves (limestone, lava, sea, ice, etc)
  • Different types of cave animals (bats, spiders, crickets, insects, salamanders, crustaceans, etc.)

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Activities:

cave art

Our cave art project

Make Cave Paintings/Art ~ Take a brown lunch paper bag and cut along to open flat. Crumple it and then lay it flat to create a cave wall like canvas. Using paint or chalk, draw your design on the bag canvas. You can even make stick people to look primitive.

Word Association ~ discuss words we use when discussing caves, such as underground, dark, rock, water, damp, room or chamber, art, cave people, bats, tunnel, flashlight, etc.

Classification ~ using cave related pictures or words (ie, tour guide, bat, limestone, leaves) have child classify items as either a person, rock, plant or animal.

Visit a cave or cavern to get hands-on experience.

Songs & Poems: Bat themed; Bear themed

Spanish:

cave = la cueva

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