Can a Beaver Clean Your Room?

Next time you have to clean your room, have a beaver help out. The baby beaver in this video knows how to build a dam even though she’s never seen one – AND she knows what to use. She takes the toys out of the stick pile and knows they are for play, not work. But if you put a beaver to work, be careful: if you have baseball bats or hockey sticks, the beaver might block up your doorway! 

Wee Ones: Beavers build dams out of sticks and branches. Find 4 long skinny things you could build a dam with. Line them up from shortest to longest.

Little Kids: Your pet beaver stacks 4 sticks, then stacks 6 more on top. How many sticks are stacked?
Bonus: How many more sticks did the beaver use in the 2nd round than the 1st round?

Big Kids: You sneak out for a snack at 2:10 pm, and when you come back at 3:15 pm, you can’t open the door! How much time did the beaver have to dam up your door?
Bonus: Beavers are about 2 1/2 feet long. If your pet beaver can drag a branch 3 times as long as that, how long is the branch? 


Wee Ones: Stick-shaped objects could include pencils, crayons, dowels, baseball bats, hockey sticks, cooking skewers…and actual sticks from outside!

Little Kids: 10 sticks. 
Bonus: 2 sticks more.

Big Kids: 1 hour 5 minutes. 
Bonus: 7 1/2 feet long.

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