Monday, April 8, 2013

A Lirpaloof Hunt!

Who says you can't have some April fools fun on April 8th?  Nobody!! and since it's not April Fools day anymore, the kids totally were NOT expecting it.  We weren't in school on April Fools day (Oh darn!) but I wanted to pull a trick on my kiddos anyway.  Denise over at Sunny Days in Second Grade (One of my fav blogs!) had this adorable idea to send the kids on a Lirpaloof hunt!  A Lirpaloof is a very elusive bird that only comes around during the beginning of April (of course).  

First we read about the Lirpaloof, learned what it looked like, what it ate, and how to be sure we could catch a glimpse of this little guy using this...

(Thanks Denise!)

Here's what it looked like...

Then... since we didn't have any carrots, we decided to make our own (We thought maybe we could trick that lirpaloof into thinking it really was one!)

Then, we headed outside to sing that beautiful Lirpaloofs name!


"You know what kiddos, I think I read online that there is a trick with it's name and if you unscramble it, you'll be able to figure out how to spot the bird!"

I handed them all chalk and they were off.  Then, one sorta got it...

They all came running over.  Fool april.. fool april hmm.. "Heeeey"


Oh the looks on those little faces was priceless.

"I can't believe you got us Ms. G! That was a good one"

Did any of you pull a prank on your kiddos this year? 

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