Color, song and movement
….The wonder of winter birds... right outside our classroom window!
We begin the
new semester by creating a habitat for winter birds . We’ll get to know the local bird population as we distinguish
birds by color, size, location, and behavior. Using our observation skills,the children will have the opportunity to match
the birds at the classroom feeders to pictures of the birds in our classroom.
SOME learning center activities:
Construction: Let’s build feeders, feeders, and more feeders!
Science: We’ll take a closer look at feathers under a microscope .
did the owl eat? We will take a look inside an owl pellet.
What can I eat with this beak?" experiment.
How do birds chew with no teeth? We create an experiment to find out.
We create and string a baffle to help keep the birds from flying into our windows and hurting themseleves.
What can we use to make a feeder?
Online games,interactives and identification
guides.( We will also create one of our own!)
We will also learn to use real binoculars
and continue to use digital cameras.
Sketches of birds
Bird colors painting
Seeds and feathers in the sand and water table.
We prepare sand and grit for the birds
and Props: Building a habitat for winter bird replicas.
Play: Create wings for bird dramatic play
Set up "Wildlife rehabilitation" station for birds
Music and Movement: Fly like a bird!
Follow the Leader: "Birds That Flock Together."
Bird footprint match
Bird watching chart
Bird feeder watch and count
Bird lotto and bingo games
Bird memory match games
Bird Feeder Count
Arts: Bird puppets
Bird watching book
Bird watching dictation
Words about birds
Spring Bird Collaborative Unit of Study with the children of WPU
Bird Activities Slideshow: