Follow the feet

imagePenny and Percy are taking a winter walk. It snowed just enough last night on the Pobble Path to make a nice new carpet of snow.

“Wow! We must be the first Pobbles out today. We are making the first footprints on the new snow!” Percy was happy. He likes to be first.

“Not so fast Percy. I think I see some other footprints.” Penny rushed forward to see. “Hmmm. These aren’t Pobble prints. What could they be?” Percy caught up and took a look.

The footprint looked like three little sticks. Two were facing forward and one was facing back. Whatever it was, it had three toes. “It definitely isn’t a Pobble. It is way too small for that. It must be an animal!”

Penny agreed, “Yes. I think you are right. What kind of animal would leave prints like that?”

“Let’s follow them and see where they lead! Then we will know what made the tracks! It will be an adventure!” Percy loves adventures.

“That sounds fun! I think we should be quiet though. If we rush through and make a bunch of noise we will scare whatever it is.” Penny knew how loud Percy could be when he was excited.

They start off, making sure to step quietly. The tracks lead them down the path then turn into the briar patch. They turn and make their way through, careful to not get stuck on the sharp thorns. Finally they make it through to a small clearing and immediately hear birds chirping. There are many different types of birds living in the briars.

“Birds!” they both exclaim. The birds are startled and rush to hide deep in the briars. “Oh, I didn’t mean to scare them.” Penny feels bad. “Don’t worry. They will come back soon.” Percy has chased birds before. He knows he shouldn’t but it is fun to see them fly.

“We solved the mystery! They were bird prints in the snow. Let’s look around and see if we can find anymore animal prints!” Off they go to have more winter fun!

What type of animal prints do you see where you live?

Winter daze

“I love winter!” Percy ran down the Pobble Path to get to the skating rink. He just finished putting new laces in his skates and cannot wait to show off the colors he chose. He isn’t a very good skater, but he loves the feeling of sliding across the ice.

Winter can be a hard time to go outside, but the Pobbles make sure they go out whenever they can. What do you like to do when the weather is bad? Playing inside is fun, but there is nothing like being outside!

We’re in the soup!

“I am soooooo hungry!” Percy was always hungry so Penny just rolled her eyes. “Why don’t you make yourself something to eat?”

“I can’t cook. I wouldn’t know how to even start.” He hung his head and shuffled his little feet.

“Stop being so helpless! Anyone can cook. What do you want to eat?”

“Well, it’s so cold today. I would love a bowl of soup!” Percy was thinking he might be able to talk her into making soup!

“You go into the kitchen and see what you have in the refrigerator.”

Percy started yelling off random ingredients. “Grilled chicken! Pizza! Soda pop!”

“Percy! Don’t tell me everything you have in there! Even you know you wouldn’t put pizza or soda pop in a soup! Just tell me what you have that might go into soup.”

“Oh, okay. Well, grilled chicken, some rice from last night, here’s some pea pods, and some carrots.”

“Perfect! You can make some vegetable rice soup with chicken! Mmmmm. I can’t wait! I am going to go get some fresh bread. Call me when soup’s on!” Penny leapt off the couch and started out before Percy could ask anymore questions. “There are soup recipes in the cookbook I bought you for your last birthday. Read one of those and it will tell you how to put it all together!”

“Great! It sounds like Penny just invited herself over for dinner.” Percy wasn’t really mad, but he knew Penny had tricked him. He found the cookbook and started. He was surprised. It wasn’t so hard after all. He was excited to see if Penny would like his soup. It sure was starting to smell good!

What kind of soup do you like to eat?

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