How-To Make a Beaver Dam, a child-led learning experience

Inspired by an episode of Wild Kratts in which the Kratt brothers explained the construction of a beaver dam and beaver lodge, LittleMan rounded up a couple of the neighborhood children to pretend to be beavers and make their own beaver homes!
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First they gathered all the large branches and piled them up, pretending to eat them before adding them to the pile. Then they gathered smaller sticks and leaves.
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After all the branches, sticks, and leaves were in place, they got to work digging up mud from around the yard and using it to plaster the outside.
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Not bad for a 100% child-led, 100% child-made dam and lodge.
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And all this hands-on learning, which took 4 children several hours, was inspired by this one half-hour cartoon.

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