On the Hunt for the Zagaro at Children 1st @ Toton | Children 1st Day Nurseries

On the Hunt for the Zagaro at Children 1st @ Toton

A recent visit from Zoo Lab engaged and entertained the children with a story workshop called ‘The Zagaro.’ Based on a famous children’s story, The Gruffalo, the adventure took the children on a trip through the deep, dark wood where there was much to discover!

Accompanied by Matilda the mouse, the children moved through the wood using a range of movements and unveiled a different animal at each stop. At the first stop they discovered a huge  African snail.  Once everyone had said, “Hello,” the snail’s eyes popped out to look at us all as we stroked its enormous shell!

Next the children became  tangled in a sticky spider’s web. Made by a spider called Fluffy, the children  found that this spider was actually quite fluffy! On through the woods they went, where they stumbled across Millie the millipede. She loved being held and she tickled the children with her many legs. The children found out that her favourite food was cucumber!

Then the children heard a hiss and found a corn snake! They couldn’t believe how long it was and loved the feel of its scaly body! Lastly, the children were delighted to have the opportunity to hold and stroke Matilda, the mouse. She was so soft!

Everyone enjoyed their exciting adventure on the hunt for the ‘Zagaro’ and learnt lots of fun facts about the animals along the way. The children also grew in confidence when handling the animals, loving the live animal interaction, asking lots of questions and treating the animals with care. Well done to everyone!



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