Topics: Spring, Birds
Letter Identification: Letter tray or Box – Letter N, Letter E, Letter B
E is for Egg from DLTK – print black and white page and use dot makers, and/or print colored page and use round magnets or other small round object. These activities are good for one-to-one correspondence which is used when counting, ie. 1 object equals 1
Nature: Go bird watching, hunt for nests, eggs, feathers, etc…, take a bird watching book with you, try to identify the birds you see or take pictures and try to identify them online when you get home.
Make a bird feeder or purchase one, hang it outside in an easily viewable location, count the number of birds that visit in a given time, for older kids you can make a graph of the types of birds that visit. (Math)
Science: Grow bird seed, place bird seed on a damp sponge and watch it grow
Have bird nests, feathers, egss, etc for observation with a magnifying glass
Life skills: Spooning Eggs (robin eggs, jelly beans, small pom poms, etc…) Spoon from left to right, from one container (‘nest’) to another.
Bird Pattern Blocks (Melissa and Doug) or Tangram pattern http://www.exploratorium.edu/awards/awards2004/images/main_tangram-bird.gif
Fine Motor – Peeling hard boiled egg, or have your child help make scrambled eggs. Older children can even help to crack the eggs. (crack into a separate bowl to avoid shells in your dish!)
Use clothespin to pick up worms (small pieces of pipe cleaner)
Shape nests out of playdough, roll eggs to go into the nest
Sensory Bin- scoops, birdseed, magnetic marbles and wand, fake nest (from Oriental Trading, pack of 4)
Arts – Make a nest with yarn and OVAL eggs
Make a scraps bag for birds to get nesting materials http://spoonful.com/crafts/bird-nesting-bag
Listening: Listen to MP3 clips from Songbirds: Field & Meadow, Ocean & Coast or Park & Garden.
Homeschool Creations: Bird Pack http://homeschoolcreations.com/birdpreschoolpack.html
Confessions of a Homeschooler – N is for nest http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2010/01/prek-letter-n.html
Egg Activities from Totally Tots - http://totallytots.blogspot.com/2011/03/now-i-know-my-abcs-ee-is-for-egg.html
Bird Sensory Tub from Totally Tots - http://totallytots.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-in-tub-birds.html
Bird Printables from 1+1+1=1 http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/PreschoolPackbirds.html
Bird Printables from3 Dinosaurs:
See what we did - Our BIRD activities: Examples on how to put together the resources listed for your child.
Other books: The Best Nest, Birds (Great for colors), ARE YOU MY MOTHER? (a great lead in to an upcoming unit – baby animals).
Unit coming soon: