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Preschool CornerWe are having so much fun learning about birds together. So much, that we’re going to do more next week as well. I was going back through some of the things that I did with Zachary years ago and have been planning a few other fun things for us to do together. I have to laugh as I look through these pictures ~ Kaleb apparently likes all of his blue shirts a whole lot! Here’s a little peek at what we worked on this week.

Identifying Bird Calls

The older kids are learning about birds in our science time with Nancy Larson® Science 2, and one of the things we all enjoyed this week was listening to different bird calls through the cd-rom in the book Common Birds and Their Songs.

Common Birds and their Songs

The kids were trying to figure out which bird calls they’ve heard in our own backyard and laughing at some of them. We were finally able to figure out one of the bird calls that we’ve heard often ~ a pileated woodpecker!! Kaleb noticed one on a branch outside of our school room a few months ago. We haven’t seen him since, but we have heard him.

Bird's Nest

When we were cutting back our ferns this week, I found a bird’s nest that was hidden inside from last spring. Kaleb and I had fun looking at it…until he realized that the black stuff inside was most likely bird poop.

Bird Themed Arts & Crafts

Backyard Birds Cards

Michaels had miniature wooden birdhouses for $1 and Kaleb picked out one to paint this week. It’s now sitting in our windowsill near all of our Backyard Birds cards for when we are looking out and identifying birds together.

Rice Krispie Nests

Rice Krispie Nests were one of our snacks for the week too. Laurianna helped with the rice krispie part and Kaleb had fun tinting the coconut with food coloring to add to the nests. We used jelly beans as our eggs, but they were a huge hit.

Robin Footprint Craft

I saw this cute Footprint Robin and it was something that I knew Kaleb would love and may be super cute to frame and hang it the school room too {grins}. He loved having his feet painted and finishing up the project too!

Birds Nest Craft

ALL of the kids wanted to make the birds in a nest craft once they saw Kaleb making one.  Apparently you are never too old to paint a paper plate and make a mess everywhere!

Chickadee Pastel

We dove into the realm of soft chalk pastels and all of the kids drew a chickadee {thanks to HodgePodge for the tutorial}. Kaleb had a little help with the initial body shape, but he did all the rest on his own ~ colors and tracing to finish his project!

Bird Themed Printables

Bird Themed Printables

The One More and One Less pages from the Kindergarten Bird Printables were a HUGE hit with Kaleb. Do-A-Dot markers were again once of our go-to things to grab to mark off the numbers that we added and subtracted.

Parts of a Bird Printable

We’ve been working on many of the other printables from the Bird Preschool Pack as well as the new Kindergarten Bird Printables. When the older kids were learning about the parts of a bird, Kaleb worked on the modified version that I put together for him on the parts of a bird printable.

A Few of Our Bird Resources


 


 

 

More Bird Activity Links

Bird Printables Collage
 

~ Kindergarten Bird Printables
~ Bird Preschool Pack and Printables from Homeschool Creations
~ Bird Preschool Pack and Printables from 1+1+1=1
~ F is for Feather from Spell Outloud
~ N is for Nest from Confessions of a Homeschooler
~ Totally Tots Bird Theme Posts
~ Bird Sensory Tub @ Totally Tots
~ Edible Bird’s Nest
~ Yarn Bird’s Nest {via Adventures of Bear}

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Comments

  1. Great theme. Hope you guys have a Happy Easter =)

  2. Wonderful bird unit … I LOVE your windowsill collection! And thanks so much for the lovely kindergarten bird printables! I pinned your bird posts to my Bird Unit Study Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/bird-unit-study/.

  3. have you seen the edible Easter bird nests? chocolate, caramel, chinese noodles, and peanut m&ms ??

  4. I LOVE the robin footprint craft!  Happy Easter!! My wheat is starting to grow and I have resurrection rolls in the oven :-)

  5. I recently came across this great site about birds and their calls. My kids had a blast playing with it. You can see a photo of the bird as you listen to it’s sound.
    http://www.birdjam.com/birdsong.php?id=7 

  6. thanks for the link, Sharon!! :)

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