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Fall Colors Wonder Wander

1 month ago   |   By Minnesota Zoo

In the last few months, Minnesotans have engaged in outdoor play and exploration in a whole new way. This has included exploring our own backyards, as well as local city, county, and state parks. Taking a fall color walk through your neighborhood or local park can be a way to see the landscape in a whole new way while promoting school readiness skills, scientific thinking, and a love of nature.
Before you go on your walk:
Before leaving, ask your learner to make a prediction about what colors they expect to see on your walk.
Using paper and crayons or markers on hand, make a color wheel of...
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