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EHS Birds

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

Changes to Environment

Pictures of birds Brown paper bag nest (roll paper bag down all the way around to bottom, shape to look like nest) Feathers in a sealed bottle Magazines about birds Books about birds Bird stamps Bird cookie cutters Bird stuffed animals Bird puppets Bird dress up clothes Bird house Bird feeder Bird nest in sealed container Plastic eggs Leaves Bird match file folder game Binoculars Bird foot prints Brown crinkle paper Xray of birds Child sized bird nest (use small kiddie pool, wrap with brown butcher paper, add cut tissue or construction paper, and or crinkle paper, cut pieces of cardboard boxes and plastic eggs) Water table: plastic eggs, plastic birds, plastic worms, etc Sensory table: brown crinkle paper, plastic eggs, laminated bird foot prints, paper worms, brown paper bag nest, leaves, etc

Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experience

1. Sort pictures of birds by color 2. Bird collage 3. Make a bird nest and eggs with playdough and brown shredded paper 4. Make a bird nest by gluing cut pieces of brown tissue paper to construction paper, glue eggs or birds on nest. 5. Find the bird (hide a small plastic or picture of a bird in a plastic, have child guess which egg the bird is in) 6. Feed the birds (cut worms out of construction paper ahead of time and have children feed bird puppets. Can even make a game out of it by putting the “worms” in a bowl and see whose bird can eat the most) 7. Look at pictures of birds that can fly and birds that cannot, sort them 8. Make a bird house using small cardboard box, children can color and decorate 9. There was an Old Man with a beard activity (make out of felt) There was an old man with a beard Who said, "This is just as I feared! Two owls, a hen, four larks, and a wren Have all made their nest in my beard!"

Start with the old man And one by one, let children pull the birds out of the little pockets made in his beard.

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experience

1. Flap your arms like a bird 2. Egg hunt 3. Bird walk (look for birds, can use binoculars) 4. Waddle like a penguin 5. Bend over touch toes (pretend like you’re a bird looking for worms)

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. Little White Duck There’s a little white duck (quack) Sitting’ in the water There’s a little white duck (quack) Doing what he oughter. He took a bite of the lily pad Flapped his wings & he said, “I’m glad, I’m a little white duck Sitting’ in the water.” (Quack, quack, quack) 2. Three Little Birds Don’t worry ’bout a thing, ‘Cause every little thing’s gonna be all right. Singing don’t worry ’bout a thing, ‘Cause every little thing’s gonna be all right. Rise up this morning, smile with the rising’ sun. Three little birds sit by my doorstep singing sweet songs, A melody sweet and pure, sing, This is my message to you. 3. I’m a Little Birdie (tune: I’m a Little Teapot) I’m a little birdie Cute and fat. I eat worms. I don’t like cats. When I see a cat come out to play, I spread my wings, And I fly away! 4. Red Bird (tune: Where is Thumbkin?) Where is red bird? Where is red bird? Here I am. Here I am. How are you today sir? Very well I thank you. Fly away, fly away. Continue song with other types of birds. 5.The Woodpecker The woodpecker pecked out a little round hole (Tap left hand with right pointer) And made him a house in the telephone pole. One day as I watched he poked out this head (Poke out head) He had on a hood and a collar of red. (Point to head and neck) When the streams of rain pour out of the sky, (Bring fingers down like rain) And the flashes of lightening go streaking by (Streak arms like lightening) And the big, big wheels of thunder roll (Roll arms) He can snuggle back in his telephone pole. (Hug yourself)

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Five and five eggs Five and five eggs (Hold up hands ) That makes ten Sitting on top is mother hen (Fold one hand over the other ) Crackle crackle crackle (Clap hands three times ) What do I see (Fingers around eyes ) Ten fluffy chickens As yellow as can be (Hold up ten fingers.) 2. Five Little Birds Five little birds in a nest in a tree (hold up right hand) Are just hungry as can be “Peep”, said baby bird number one (wiggle one finger) Mother bird promised she would come “Peep, Peep”, said baby bird number two, If she doesn’t come what will we do? “Peep, Peep, Peep”, said baby bird number three, I hope she can find this tree. “Peep, Peep, Peep, Peep”, said baby bird number four, She never was so late before. “Peep, Peep, Peep, Peep, Peep”, said baby bird number five, When will our mother bird arrive? Well, here she comes to feed her family (use left hand as mommy bird) They’re all as happy as can be! 3. Baby Robins Five baby robins watch Daddy Robin soar; (hold up 5 fingers) One baby leaves the nest, and now there are four. (thumb) Four baby robins, high up in a tree; One flies to catch a worm, and now there are three. (index) Three baby robins had nothing to do; One tried his new-found wing, and then there were 2.(middle) Two baby robins frolicked in the sun; Another robin chased a bug, and then there was one. (ring) One baby robin, left all alone; And this baby robin decided to stay home! 4. Feathered Birds Five feathered birds sitting on the door; One flew away and then there were four. Four feathered birds singing in the tree, One flew away and then there were three. Three feathered birds looking at you, One flew away and then there were two. Two feathered birds sitting in the sun, One flew away and then there was one. One feathered bird looking like a hero, He flew away and now there are zero! 5. Five Little Ducks Five little ducks went out one day (wiggle 5 fingers) Over the hills (make “hilly” motion with hand) and far away (shield eyes as if looking out to sea) Mother duck called them “Quack, Quack, Quack” (“quack with hand as if a puppet) But only four little ducks came back! (show 4 fingers) Repeat with: Four little ducks went out one day… Three little ducks… Two little ducks… One little duck… But NO little ducks came back! So, Mother duck went out one day Over the hills and far away She called her ducklings “Quack, Quack, Quack” And ALL the little ducks came back! 6. Two Little Blue Birds (Often sung as Two Little RED Birds) Two little blue birds (hold one finger from each hand, or 2 bird puppets, in front of you) Sitting on a hill One named Jack (wiggle one finger) One named Jill (wiggle the other) Fly away Jack (put hand behind back) Fly away Jill (put the other hand behind back) Come back Jack (bring one hand back to front with finger up) Come back Jill (bring out other hand)

Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning

1. Animal Walks

Show an animal card or say an animal and students move like that animal.

2. Keep Moving

Make up a dance routine to your favorite song.

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