Learn about one of the most cunning animals of the forest, make your own fox and use it to move along to music.

Fun facts about foxes

  • Foxes are part of the same family as dogs and wolves.
  • A female fox is called a vixen.
  • Fox babies are called cubs.
  • A male fox is called a dog fox or a tod.
  • A group of foxes is called a skulk or a leash.
  • A fox’s house is called a den or a lair.

To learn more fun facts about foxes, watch this short video.

Make your own fox

What you will need:

  • A paper plate
  • Orange paper
  • Orange and black crayons, pencils or marker pens
  • Glue or cellotape
  • A wooden stick
  • Googly eyes (optional)
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Move like a fox

Now that your fox is ready, you can start moving it about to music…

Want to discover more music inspired by foxes?

Opera North’s new family show Mini Vixen will be touring across the North of England this winter.

Based on the music and story of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen  join us for a fun, family-friendly adventure into the forest… And don’t forget to bring your fox along!

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