Early learners are incredibly adept about observing the world around them. This activity takes their innate curiosity, channels it, and helps them discover what animals and plants need to live and grow. The activity does require a fair amount adult supervision to make sure that the plants and animals are treated in a humane way. I really love how the resource encourages the child to use a notebook to sketch a picture and have them think about what type of habitat that animal needs to survive. You do not have to go too far to look for wildlife, as a backyard can hold a large world on a very small scale. If you would rather have your child leave critters in their natural habitat, the sketching and cataloging of the animal’s habitat can help them create a replica of the habitat indoors in a diorama.