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Bird Nature Study Printables – Learning About Birds

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Bird Nature Study Printables from Homeschool Creations



With spring in full swing in our area, the birds are headed to our feeder and making their presence known! It has been so exciting to see a few new varieties of birds as well, including a woodpecker, some wrens, and even goldfinches. This week we’re wrapping up our homeschool science programs and heading outdoors for some hands-on and up-close learning about birds. I am so excited about it and of course had to make some printables to go along with our learning. (And I may have a wee bit of a crush on the clip art too!)

The Bird Nature Study Printables set contains:

Bird Nature Study Printables sample

    • Nature walk counting sheet – mark a tally every time you see one of the birds on the sheet 
    • Feeder frenzy counting – mark a tally when you see a bird at your feede   
    • Bird scavenger hunt – for younger children, take this scavenger hunt sheet on a nature walk or when watching the feeder
    • Bird observation sheet – record data and information on a variety of birds. There is a blank one at the end for other species, but sheets are included for 12 varieties: robin, cardinal, goldfinch, wren, pigeon, oriole, hummingbird, woodpecker, nuthatch, blue jay, Eastern blue bird, and mockingbird
    • Label the parts of a bird   
    • Story writing prompt – write a short story using four of the words provided
    • Poem and coloring page based on a Mother Goose rhyme

 

    —> Download the Bird Nature Study Printables HERE  <—


Additional Learning Ideas and Inspiration

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A few weeks ago a box of stickers from Tyndale’s  Faith That Sticks sticker line showed up on our doorstep. One of my favorites was the God’s Beautiful Birds sticker pack. The stickers feature nine different birds that are focused on in this nature study pack (along with a few others) and were a fun addition to our nature study.

We’ll be doing a few of the things below this week with our stickers. There are six sticker sheets in the set, so plenty to use for a few of the following ideas including:

· Using two sheets to create a matching game. Simply cut 18 3×3 squares of cardstock and put a sticker on each piece. Then have fun matching them up.

· Use the stickers as a guide and have your child sketch their own image of the bird. These stickers have some great colors that are eye-catching!

· Write a story using the stickers. Have your child write their own story picking 2 or 3 of the stickers or have them dictate one to you.

· Make some fun spring cards using the beautiful birds and let your child create a ‘scene’ to put the birds into!

· For older children, put each of the 9 stickers onto a 3×3 cardstock square and let them practice alphabetizing the birds.

· Make popsicle stick puppets with each of the bird stickers.

· Create a simple windsock and use the stickers to decorate. The stickers are light enough that they won’t add extra weight to the windsock.

· Make a fun bracelet with a few of the stickers and wear it on a nature walk. See what birds you find as you walk along!

 

Learning About Birds: Other Resources

Don’t miss these additional printables and helps for your bird nature study!

 

Our Favorite Books about Birds

What birds do you see frequently in your area?

Are there any that you get excited to see?

 

Insect Nature Study Printables from Homeschool Creations

If you like these printables, be sure to download our Insect Nature Study Printables as well! 

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  • danielle

    Thank you SO much for sharing these. I always love your units – they’re so cute and well done. It’s truly a gift that you share them with us! Thanks much!

  • Stephanie

    This is great!! We just got the ‘Your Backyard’ DVD (http://www.christianbook.com/backyard-beginners-identifying-common-feeder-sound/pd/266929?item_code=WW&netp_id=888724&event=ESRCG&view=details) and love it! We were supposed to use it for next school year, but it’s spring…the birds are out…and mama couldn’t wait! ;-) Our new feeders are getting a lot of activity, so your printables came at just the right time! Thanks so much!
    Stephanie

  • Watch it now!!! :) Definitely enjoy all the bird activity when it is in full motion!

  • Stephanie

    I never watched our birds much before – but, kids and homeschooling certainly change your perspective on so many things! Every thing is an opportunity for ‘school’ learning experiences!! Now I can identify our chickadees, nuthatches, tufted titmice, and others…as well as their song! Fascinating! :-D

  • Kristina

    This is amazing!! Thanks so much!! Can you tell me if each of the “Faith that Sticks” bird stickers sheets are the same. I’m trying to figure out how many packs I should buy for my kidlets. Thanks for your kindness!

  • Yes – same sheet! :) so this pack has 9 different birds and 6 identical sheets.

  • Kristina

    Thanks so much! One pack is plenty for us. So excited to get started on your Bird Nature Study! Thanks again for your kindness!

  • p.s. they have some great ones on bugs as well. :) Same format…and I may be working on an insect set as well.

  • Megan C

    Thank you so much for these! They are great! We are just starting nature walks so this will be a big help! Plus my boys love to bird watch as they eat breakfast :)

  • Courtney

    Nice! I had penciled in a wild birds unit study for next week that I hadn’t got around to planning yet. Timely!

  • You’re welcome, Courtney. :) any suggestions for another set? Insects should be next…

  • Thanks again for sharing these unit studies. They are always such a great resource.

  • I think I am so much more interested in the birds now that I am older (does that mean I’m getting old???). They are so fun to watch!

  • You’re welcome, Danielle – enjoy! :)

  • Gwen

    I loved this post! We love our birds. We took part in the 2014 Great Bird Count and my son loved it. After it was completed we were able to print off a certificate that we framed and is in his room now, proudly displayed. http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ We also attended a learning conference in Gatlinburg and were able to attend the Predators of The Sky event. It was incredible. The Golden Eagle was unreal and America, the bald Eagle that flies at big sports events was there and he had his picture taken with him. Our bird studies have been among our favorite studies this past year. Thank you for all of the additional materials you offer in here. Have a wonderful day!

  • You’re welcome, Gwen – that sounds like SO much fun!! We’ve done the Backyard Bird Count as well – and loved it!

  • These are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.


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