Rolling the whale
Digging out 'sand' under the whale
A line of children passing buckets to pour water on the whale
Rolling up the inflatable mat for under the whale
Attaching the pontoon to the inflatable mat, to help float the whale back out to sea at high tide
We have also been reading these books in preparation and we talked about how it might be possible to rescue a whale last night. Harry had some good ideas gleaned from the books - he suggested rope and lots of people (as whales are very heavy).
We didn't stay around much after the whale exhibition as it was awfully busy at the museum, given it is school holidays and bad weather. One of the huge plus points of home education in my view is that we can take advantage of all the places we would like to visit at off-peak times and enjoy being outdoors in good weather whenever it arises. We headed outside for some puddle jumping instead!