Today we read Quiet by Peter Parnall, where a little boy lies on the grass waiting for birds and chipmunks to come eat the seeds he has sprinkled on his belly: “The only thing they can hear as they dart in for a seed is my heart saying, ‘Stay. Stay little birds. Stay with me Chickadees.’ “
We tried it. We didn’t see any chickadees but we heard woodpeckers and saw one! Then we sprinkled our seeds on the ground as gifts for the forest animals.
We heard lots of other groups of kids playing through the woods. We were so quiet that no one would have known we were there!