Animals practice survival by being alert and when
threatened they flee - that means they take flight.

How fast an animal can run to safety depends
on the animal and how far each stride will take it.

USFW developed a game for the
McNary Education Center that challenges children to jump.

Shown below the game consists of a mat 12 feet long
marked at 1 foot intervals that correspond to the length of
the strides of different mammals when they run to safety.
There is a grasshopper and a frog for small jumpers.

Jump like a grasshopper or a jack rabbit or a deer.
Wonderful way to help children think of nature.

Make one for the active ones in your family
out of any firm material - patio carpet or heavy felt.
The place for the game will help determine the material.



Naomi Sherer