Birds of A Feather…

This week in storytime we had a bird theme. We read books about  peacocks, chickens, and parrots. The books were Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack and Pepi by Laura Ljungkvist.

 

 

 

 

 

Our songs this week included:

Mr. Bird

Hey Mrs. Bird,
Watcha doing with all those sticks?
Hey Mrs. Bird,
Watcha doing with all those sticks?

She said:
“I’m building a nest to hold my   babies.
They’re gonna hatch out of eggs.
I’m building a nest to hold my   babies.
They’ll be here on their birthdays.
‘Cause that’s what birds do!”

Hey Mrs. Bird,
Watcha’ doing inside your nest?
Hey Mrs. Bird,
Watcha’ doing inside your nest?

She said:
“I’m laying eggs that will hatch into   babies,
And I will teach them to fly.
I’m laying eggs that will hatch into   babies,
And I will teach them to fly.
‘Cause that’s what birds do!”

Hey Mrs. Bird,
Where ya’ going with that worm?
Hey Mrs. Bird,
Where ya’ going with that worm?

She said: “I’m   taking it home to feed my babies,
So they can become strong birds.
I’m taking it home to feed my babies,  
So they can become strong birds.
‘Cause that’s what birds do!”

 

 

 

 

Five Baby Robins

Five baby robins watch Daddy Robin soar
One baby leaves the nest and now there are four
Four baby robins, high up in a tree One flies to catch a worm and now there are three
Three baby robins had nothing to do One tried his new-found wings and then there were two
Two baby robins frolicked in the sun Another robin chased a bug and then there was one
One baby robin left all alone And this baby robin decided to stay home!
One of our activities this week was to fly around the room like birds. We kept our arms out and soared through the room like we were high in the air. We yelled out things we saw from high up like trees, cars, people, and houses.
Another activity we did was to take a feather and see how long we could keep it in the air by blowing it up high. It’s a difficult game for kids and the feather hits the ground quite frequently but they have a blast doing it.
Our craft this week was to make a paper bag bird puppet. Kids are always entertained by puppets and these are the cheapest and easiest way to make them. This way the kids can actually play with something they constructed too.
First take a printout of a bird and have them color it. If you want to do something a little more in-depth you can use construction paper and cut out ridged wings like the photo here. After they are done coloring they can practice their cutting skills and cuts all the pieces out. After they have all of their pieces they can glue them to the paper bag. My advise is to save one activity so that you can be doing that while the glue dries. The fun part is that the kids can make their birds to fit their style. No two bird will look the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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