Maia’s been talking in riddles lately. We all have.
It grew out of a homeschooling activity – ‘research an animal that interests you and make up a riddle based on facts you’ve learned.’
Maia’s first riddles were these:
My large eyes help me see in the dark
I am very cute
My long tail and long arms help me swing from trees
I live in the
Amazon Rain forest
What am I?
Green skin around my eyes,
An optical illusion,
I mostly hop,
I’m a poor flyer.
What am I?
(if you leave your answer in the comments and Maia will tell you if you’ve got it:)
Her riddles have grown so cryptic that we need to let go of our adult thoughts and imagine the world through her eyes:
Sun shining on my peak
I was once a volcano
Who am I?
Long sandy beaches
At first we thought Maia was approaching riddle making the way she used to approach Eye Spy. Rather than giving us clues about something she could see – she gave us clues about something she imagined and wished she could see (made for a tricky game…)
But they all have solutions, we just need to close our eyes and listen.