Bird Unit

I showed this picture last week, I think, but what better visual to go with our bird unit!

We have started off the year with a new bird unit. We did a pretty extensive bird unit last year and learned all about galahs, magpies, Murray magpies and Port Lincoln parrots (lots of pictures in the “Where we Live” label). We did a lovely lapbook to go with those (I just posted a few pictures from that lapbook in the next post below). Now it’s on to a whole new set of birds!  We set up a bird feeder and have had a lot of new birds to observe-sparrows, crows, cardinals and so forth.  We’ve even had a humming bird every now and then.

In addition to simply observing birds and looking through our bird cards; we’ll do a number of bird-related activities and crafts… posted next are the first few bird-related activities they had in their workboxes (or set out on the craft/science table).

Miniature Bird Matching:

I bought two packages of these adorable little bird miniatures (from Hobby Lobby, I believe). I set the tray up for ED (2 1/2) with one set of birds on the white paper and the matching set in a little basket.  She had to look quite closely at each bird as some of the birds are quite similar in coloring.  She did a great job matching them up.  Both DD and LD wanted a go as well.

2 Responses

  1. Awwww! Miniature birds are soooo cute 🙂

  2. Awwww! Miniature birds are soooo cute 🙂

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