Learn about different animal tracks in the Hamilton Conservation area!
Once you know some tracks, you can head outside with some chalk to play some different games:
- Try to recreate the tracks on the sidewalk or driveway.
- Play Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect Four but instead of X’s and O’s, use your favourite 2 tracks.
- Or test your memory in a “Match the Tracks” game.
To play “Match the Tracks”
- Draw a 4x3 square grid (see example below). Draw a different track in each square but make sure there are 2 of each track in the grid so you can match a pair.
- Cover each track with a leaf or other material.
- Start by turning one leaf over to show a track. Try to find the matching track by turning over another leaf. If it matches, put the leaves in a pile beside you and take another turn. Keep going if you match another pair. If it is a different track, cover them back up. Now it’s your partner’s turn.
- Complete the game by matching all the tracks. The person with the most leaves at the end wins!
- You can play this game by yourself, too. Keep challenging yourself by making a bigger and bigger grid with more tracks!