Category: Chickadee Circle

Making Pine Needle Baskets

  Over the past few weeks, the Chickadees have been working hard! I wanted to give them the opportunity to take on a project that would take some time, focus and hand-eye coordination! If they were up to the challenge, the boys were invited…

One Tired, Hard-working Kiddo

So, last week, the entire 3rd Grade (all of the Chickadees) had an overnight trip to an awesome environmental center in the Foothills and returned about 20 mins before program was supposed to start.   As you might imagine the kids were all just about…

Pounding Yucca in the Rain

  A few weeks ago we had one last dash of really cold, wet weather to end the month of March.  Thanks to the parents, because the kids all came dressed for the weather and we had a blast! We ended up walking the back…

Chickadee March (Reverse) Wrap Up!

Howdy! Spring time is here and it grows harder and harder to find time for the computer! So here is a little March catch up with Chickadee Clan! The coolest nature discovery over the last few weeks happened right after snack.  During our Thanksgiving…

Chickadees in the Trees

  Last week was great.  Some of the kids from another after school program, SAP, were in the park that day so we teamed up after snack for some big running games! It is a blast to play those with 15-20 kids so I…

Nutty Squirrels

  Fun times in the Chickadee World! This week, we learned one of my favorite games – Nutty Squirrels!   It is a gem where we break into teams of two. Among the team, they decide who wants to be a Mama Squirrel and who…

Where’d the snow go?

It is crazy what a difference a week makes out here in Colorado.  Last week we were playing in snow up to my knees in certain spots and I was numb on my bike ride home.  Then a week later, almost all of the…

Welcome Back Chickadees!

  It seems like a long time, since the Chickadees took a break at the end of last fall! We are back and everyone is excited to be there. We even have a few new kids and an Intern, Rivi!  It should be a…

Week 8 – Fall Wrap Up

It was so cold on the last Fall Day of Chickadee Circle that my fingers have just thawed now enough for me to type this! But we had a lot of fun anyway! Being the last day, Sparrow, Chickadee and Wren circles all met…

WEEK 7: Listen to the language of the birds

Kyle (from Sparrow Circle) and I were pretty fired up about Bird Language after helping faciltate an adult workshop on the subject the week at the Thorne Nature Experience so we decided to join forces for part of the day.  While we were together…

WEEK 6: Squirrel Energy and Shelter Building

  This week we were down a few boys and the fog and clouds were rolling in.  No longer did it feel like a hot and sunny day.  It officially was fall. With the threat of impending rain, the boys decided that they wanted…

WEEKS 4 & 5: Working Together as a Clan

Sorry I didn’t get the blog out last week, sometimes you blink and it is tomorrow! The past two weeks have been fantastic both weather wise and as far as the energy of our group.  The Chickadee Circle boys have really gelled at this…