This close up of the tray shows the multi-layered effect of the "crackle" finish. The base coat is cobalt blue. Subsequent coats of blue-green, yellow & forest green were applied, utilizing 2 different types of "crackle" media. I think the "crackle" finish draws one's eye to the green tiles, especially the Sakura "Galaxy" tiles with gold stars. The painted surfaces were sealed with 2 coats of water-based polyurethane (low VOC).
Compare types of forests and the animals that live there with these free printable Forest Biome sorting mats. As your kids learn the different between deciduous forests and rainforests, these sorting mats will be a fun way to learn about the animals that live in those biomes.
This is a cute song I sing with my class to help them remember the differences between a carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore. As an extension activity, I have the students take a classic tune/song and rewrite the lyrics using their knowledge of science.