God Save The King!

And his kingdom!

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God Save The King!

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"If people were superior to animals, they would take better care of the world." - Winnie the Pooh (AA Milne)

lion stars

Depending how you connect the stars, the Leo constellation has been depicted in various poses.

You can draw your own lion picture around the stars on page 143b.

If you can get away from the lights of towns and cities, you can see a whole lot more stars. Check out the DK Findout site for other constellations to look for. Some are only visible certain times of the year.

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Make your own lion pride with these paper dolls. ^_^

It's easier to color them before cutting them out - and easier to cut out if you color a little background around the lion's mane and the tops of the grass, so you don't need to cut each point (just go straight along the tips of the points).

Making dioramas is fun. Decorate the inside of a box (shoeboxes are great) so that the bottom is the background when you stand it up, then the sides as the ground, background extension on either side and the sky. You can change the animals in and out for different scenes, or pick out your favorites and glue them in place. For that, you can leave tabs on the bottom of the pieces instead to glue them to the cardboard ground. Lay out your pieces to make sure how you want them before gluing them in place.

These are fun, and I'm making more in different poses - and other African animals, too. ~ And since July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day, where people do 67 of something to honor his 67 years of advocacy, I decided I'll make at least 67 animal paper dolls. ^_^

Lions On The Loose

lion pride 1

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lion pride 2

While creating a few new ones, I'm also pulling a bunch of poses from previous coloring pages and adjusting them so we can use them in this fun. ^_^

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Here's a few yummy prey animals for your lions to stalk. Remember, only about 1 out of 5 hunts is successful - and watch out for other predators!

Nelson Mandela Day

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Apparently "Rolihlahla", his birth name, means "pulling the branch of the tree" and is equivalent to "troublemaker". ...maybe that's why I identify with him so much. ^o^ ~ picture is based from a photo in this Smithsonian article.

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For interesting diorama inspiration, check out Artists Helping Children , No More Still , Storm the Castle (takes it seriously, wow!)...

They can be big or small, and you can use just about any container and even deep-dish paper plates or trays. Use a cookie tin or cereal box, an eggshell, custom-make your own from pieces of cardboard or wood, or even paper maché..! Be creative! I remember even making some with slits in the side of the box to have moving pieces - like water or animals on long tabs to move across the scene. ^_^ (If you don't have cardstock, you can use manilla folders.) And cutting out pictures from magazines (with permission! ^_~), to decorate the background or to stand up - glue them onto thicker paper and remember to have tabs to fold back.

~*~ We made dollhouses this way, too! Wish I had photos of them, they were pretty cool! My fav' was a two-story with staircase and everything. No money for fancy store-bought ones, doesn't mean you have to do without. ^_~

Which reminds me : Many stores are happy to let you have their empty boxes, and they have all different shapes and sizes for whatever your project might be. Also, a tip for using cotton balls : Rather than just gluing a ball on, pull them and spread them out for nice looking clouds, snow, or even fur.

Got mixed up when timing the layouts, so had to finish this one out of order. ^.^ So, this week is pg149, and next week will be 148, then 150... Nobody probably pays attention to the page numbers, anyway, so this is probably just a note to myself. ;p

July 31 is World Ranger Day - Could have swore I posted about rangers issues in the pandemic, but I can't find it. Probably got sidetracked and thought I did but didn't.

This year has been exceedingly hard on the men and women who protect our wildlife, especially in Africa where most, and often all, of their income is from tourism. No tourists, no pay. Yet, wildlife still needs protected, and their communities still need food and other necessities. Kevin shared a video of some time he recently spent with a team in the reserve his Sanctuary is in. Until tourists can return, you can help the rangers and reserve staff keep up equipment and themselves in protecting lions and other wildlife through the Kevin Richardson Foundation's campaign #dowhatyoucan. Let's help make sure there's wildlife left to enjoy when we can travel again! ^_^

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Morning Traffic

loose gooses

come along children

Canadian Geese - One of the adults always goes out first, then calls the others when he thinks it's safe. Then, like a crossing guard, he stands in the middle while the other two adults usher the little ones across. Notice how they keep the goslings in the middle, with an adult at each end - and the crossing guard hanging back to keep an eye out..

Last month, the last adult over patiently waited, in the middle of the road, and waited, and waited, then finally made a low call. You heard sudden splashing and rustling through the long grass and a gosling hustled out. ^o^ He'd not been paying attention and had gotten left behind, playing in the water in the overgrown ditch and suddenly realizing everybody had gone. ^o^ And she just casually followed him across to the others, no scolding. It was just great to see the behaviour. Animals may not specifically count their offspring, but they know each one of them. ^_~ (It's sad, though: There were originally six goslings, and now there's only four. Probably hawks or something carried them off, as I hadn't seen any roadkill.) ~ ...I try to remember to check my tires for goose poo before I bring my bike in. They're cute, but they sure do make a mess everywhere they go! ^,^

come along children

left behind

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[I'm not a professional and have limited resources/access; so the image quality isn't very 'clean' on some, but they print/copy fine. I make the printable images to be around 8x11 inches to fill a sheet of regular letter-size paper.]

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