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CALLING ALL WOLVES

 

The purpose of this activity is not to attract wolves, but simply to talk to them. You won’t even have to leave the safety of your campfire or campsite, but you will need a lot of friends.

 
Why do wolves howl?
  • To claim their territory
  • To call other members of their pack
  • To celebrate the beginning or end of a hunt
  • Or just to have a little fun
 
Here’s an ACTIVITY you can do when you go camping:
  • Stand facing the deepest part of the wilderness.
  • Start with one person (your loudest friend) throwing their head back and giving a great big, long, deep howl.
  • Get really quiet and listen for a reply. After a minute try again.
  • If you don’t get a response, let everyone in on the fun. After 15 to 30 seconds, make everyone stop. Listen for a reply. If you do get a reply, stop howling, since the wolves won’t answer you again for an hour or so.
  • Think about it: If the wolves howled back at you, why do you think they did it?

Bible Lesson
God created every animal with a special way to communicate. Cats meow, dogs bark, wolves howl, and humans speak words. Although we can’t understand the language of animals, they can understand their own language. And when they use their language as God designed, you could say they are praising their Creator. God wants you to use language as He designed. He wants you to say words that are kind, that help others, and that tell them about Jesus. He also wants you to use your words to praise Him.

 

 

 
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