Last night I set up the table with a few more bird-related activities. These are activities for my 2 1/2 and 4 year olds:
In the middle of the table are styrofoam eggs. The girls decorated them with plastic push pins (I don’t know what else to call them!) and colorful brads. I also set out a bird identification set and the bird lapbook we made years ago.
The girls really had fun making the feathers. I definitely didn’t make enough of these!! This activity was a huge hit!
I made these cornstarch-clay eggs earlier this summer to prepare for our bird unit. The bird’s nests aren’t very elaborate (I tore up grass late last night and put them in small bowls). Miraculously the grass didn’t wind up all over the room! ED needed a bit of help, but by the second and third time through she could put the eggs in the correct nest.
I don’t have access to a printer yet (we just moved to the US from Australia last month), so drew a few bird pictures free-hand. DD chose a cardinal to color (she added tufts to the top of its head) while ED was a bit more free form!
Be sure to check out My Montessori Journey because she shared a lot of her wonderful ideas relating to a bird-unit they did in their classroom last April or May.