Fun Things to Do in the Triangle Dec. 4-7
Get outdoors and have some fun this week while the weather is just right.
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There are so many fun things to do outside this week. As we’re heading into weather that can change quickly, let’s celebrate and learn about the transformations occurring all around us. Make a natural bird feeder at Little River Regional Park near Durham and Chapel Hill, figure out what a sleepy bear is up to in a program at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh, learn about hibernating animals at Crowder County Park in Apex and take a nature walk at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.
Attendees ages 3-5 will make bird seed and peanut butter bird feeders to take home and learn about what birds might visit those feeders. This event is FREE and takes place on Dec. 4 from 10-11 a.m. at the Large Shelter at the Little River Regional Park and Natural Area. Call 919-732-5505 to preregister.
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Children ages 18 months-3 years will delight in hearing the story “The Bear’s Winter House” by John Yeoman and find out why Bear is behaving so peculiarly at this time of year. Little ones will hear the story, practice developmentally appropriate skills, interact with peers and enjoy time outside whenever the weather permits. The program is set for Dec. 5, 10:30-11 a.m., at Blue Jay Point County Park. The fee is $2 per child and preregistration is required.
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Find out about how raccoons, bats, bears and frogs all hibernate in the winter. Your child will hear a fun story about a bear settling down for a long winter nap and make a winter-themed craft. Then learn which animals in the wild hibernate and how fat keeps these critters warm in a fun science experiment. This activity takes place at Crowder District Park on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-noon and is ideal for ages 3-5. The fee is $4 per child and preregistration is required. Attendees should meet at the Upper Pavilion.
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Nature Stories FREE
Participate in a nature walk and story at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation Dec. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The stories are geared toward children ages 6 and younger but all are welcome. The walk will be on natural surface trails so a rugged stroller or carrier is recommended for younger children. No preregistration is necessary for this FREE activity.
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