Today we learned about giraffes! We have these great Childcraft books from when I was younger and Abby loves looking at them. This is what we found out about giraffes.
“There are lots of things to see in this picture of a mother giraffe and her baby.
The mother giraffe has a very long neck. You might think there would be lot of bones in such a long neck. But the mother giraffe has no more bones in her neck than you have in yours! Her bones are just longer.
The mother giraffe’s long neck and long legs maker her very tall. Giraffes are the tallest of all animals.
The two giraffes have spot and squiggles on their bodies. These spots help the giraffes hide. When a giraffe goes into a bunch of trees, the spots on its body look just like leaves. It’s very, very hard to see a giraffe when it hides among trees.
The two giraffes have tails with big bunches of hair on the ends. The giraffes use their tails to brush away flies and other insects. The giraffes’ bodies are covered with smooth fur. Giraffes are mammals and all mammals have some fur or hair on their bodies.
….wild giraffes that live in Africa stretch their long necks into trees and eat leaves. This is usually the only way giraffes eat….When it wants to take a drink, a giraffe spreads its front legs far apart so it can lower its head to the water.” – Childcraft — The How and Why Library 1988 Edition
(When we talked about the giraffes stretching their necks, we stretched ours too and we spread our arms like we were trying to get a drink like giraffes do.)
|Abigail Hone’s handy work.|
We made these little giraffes (above) inspired by this find on Pinterest(below)!
Here are some more fun giraffe crafts you can make with your kiddo!