Friday, February 2, 2018

Birds Theme




Birds Theme
February is Bird Feeding Month 

 Show Pictures of Birds and use bird nest poster too! Ask Questions like --What do birds look like?How do they move?
What do they sound like?What do they eat?
Where do they live?

Nest Printable Poster (Eggs)

READ: Books

Hooray For Birds! By Lucy Cousins
Grumpy Bird By Jeremy Tankard
Birds By Kevin Henkes
Egg By Kevin Henkes 
Feathers For Lunch By Lois Ehlert 
Gossie Series By Olivier Dunrea
I'm Not Scared By Johnathan Allen

Pepito The Brave By Scott Beck
Who Will Sing a Lullaby By Dee Lillegard
Little Quack By Lauren Thompson
Wow! Said the Owl By Tim Hopgood
In My Tree By Sara Dilligham
Have you seen my Duckling? By Nancy Tafuri
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus By Mo Willems
Purple Little Bird By Greg Foley
 Are You My Mother? By P.D.Eastman
Counting is for the Birds By Frank Mazzola 
Mama Built a Little Nest By Jennifer Ward 


Fly away
Sung to: Row, row, row your boat

Fly, fly, fly away
In the clear blue sky
Flap your wings, flap your wings, 
Flap your wings, flap your wings, 
You can fly so high.


Action Rhyme: “Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves
Little birds, little birds, sit down please
From: Greatest Resource Education Child Care/ Storytime Katie

Action Rhyme: “Little Bird”
I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop (hop three times)
I told the little bird to stop, stop, stop (hold out hand for stop)
I went to the window to say “How do you do?” (handshake)
He wagged his little tail and far away he flew! (shake tail and fly away)
Credit: Childhood/ Storytime Katie

Five Little Birds Fingerplay

Five Little Birds in a nest in a tree (hold up one hand)

Are as hungry as can be.

"Tweet" said baby bird number one (wiggle one finger)

Mommy bird promised she would come.

"Tweet, tweet" said baby bird number two (wiggle 2nd finger)

If she doesn't, what shall we do?

"Tweet, tweet, tweet" said baby bird number three (wiggle 3rd finger)

I hope that she can find our tree.

"Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet" said baby bird number four (wiggle 4th finger)

She has never been this late before.

"Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet" said baby bird number five (wiggle 5th finger)

Will our Mommy EVER arrive?

Oooooh! Look! Here she comes to feed her family (use other hand to "fly" to baby bird hand)

And all the baby birds were as happy as could be! Credit Preschool

Two Little Blackbirds Rhyme:

Two Little Blackbirds
Sitting on a hill. (make two fists)
One named Jack, (raise one thumb)
One named Jill. (Raise other thumb.)

Fly away Jack. (Fly one Thumb behind back)
Fly away Jill. (Fly other thumb behind back.)
Come back Jack. (fly one thumb back)
Come back Jill. (fly other thumb back)

Bluebird, Bluebird Song

Bluebird, bluebird

Through my window
Bluebird, bluebird
Through my window
Bluebird, bluebird
Through my window
Oh, Johnny aren’t you tired?

Find a little friend
And tap him on the shoulder
Find a little friend
And tap on the shoulder
Find a little friend
And tap him on the shoulder
Oh, Johnny aren’t you tired?

Humming Birds
Five humming birds flying in the air (Hold up five fingers)
The first one landed in my hair (Grab little finger)
The second and third were a pair. (Touch index finger and thunb together.)
The fourth humming bird didn't care. (grab ring finger.)
The fifth humming bird hummed everywhere (Touch middle finger and hum loudly)
Credit everything


Bird Trace and Color Printables 

Birds on a branch ABC Game 

Counting Eggs Emergent Reader FREE Printable

3 Bird Seed Activities for Preschoolers 

Rainbow Bird Order by size

Feather Painting 

Bird Sorting By Size use paper lunch bags folded down as nests

Feather Craft Scissor Practice 

Paper Plate Bird Craft 

Sensory Bin Idea - feed the birds 

Paper Plate Bird Nest (half a paper Plate per nest)

Silly Paper Plate Bird Hats 

 Make Binoculars
Use two empty paper  towel rolls  cut in half to make binoculars. Have children decorate them as they wish. Glue them side by side. Make two small holes on either side of the binoculars and thread a string through them. Children can wear their binoculars around their neck and use them to observe birds when you are outdoors.
 (side holes and glue together could be done before hand)

 "Cheerios" Bird Snack 
Give each child a string with tape at one end. Have them thread cereal on the string. Hang the necklaces in tree branches and watch the birds enjoy the snack!

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