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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Birds Lesson Plan

    Birds Preschool Activities

    Objective: To learn about birds

    Message: Birds are animals with feathers. Birds lay eggs.

    Book(s):

    • Sparrow, Eagle, Penguin, and Seagull: What Is a Bird? by Brian P. Cleary
    • Birds by Ann O. Squire
    • Birds by Cari Meister
    • Birds by Sally Morgan
    • Birds by Melissa Stewart
    • Birds by Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • Science page 6 (Optional: Color the pictures after completing the activity.)
    • Birds Picture Matching Worksheet (http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/animals/birds/birds-picture-matching.pdf)

    Craft/Activity 1: Paper Plate Bird Craft (http://www.juxtapost.com/site/permlink/1b375420-846a-11e1-906a-ef56c15460b1/post/blue_bird_craft/)

    Materials

    • Paper plate
    • Colored paper
    • Yarn
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Google eyes

    Directions

    1. Cut some colored paper into small squares.
    2. Cut some orange paper into a triangle.
    3. Cut some yarn into 6-inch pieces.
    4. Knot the yarn together at one end.
    5. Fold the paper plate in half.
    6. Glue the orange triangle onto one side of the fold.
    7. Glue the knotted yarn into the other side of the fold.
    8. Cut some colored paper into long strips.
    9. Glue the paper plate together.
    10. Glue the colored squares onto both sides of the folder paper plate.
    11. Cut a small slit into the center of the paper plate near the fold.
    12. Fold another sheet of colored paper into an accordion.
    13. Slip the folder paper through the slit and secure.
    14. Glue two google eyes onto both sides of the folder plate near the orange triangle.
    15. Display the paper plate bird craft.

    Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Nest

    Materials

    • Paper plate
    • Colored paper
    • Brown paper bag
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Brown paint

    Directions

    1. Paint the paper plate brown.
    2. Cut the paper plate in half.
    3. Glue the paper plate halves together with the bottoms facing out. Spread glue around the outside edge only leaving the center cut open.
    4. Cut ovals from the colored paper.
    5. Shred the brown paper back.
    6. Insert the paper shreds and colored “egg” ovals into the paper plate nest.

    References

    DK Workbooks: Science, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-1-4654-1726-8

    Image Credits

    Birds Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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