If you’re anything like us you love incorporating birds and nature into learning. And birds make a great spring theme, that’s why I created this gorgeous Preschool and Kindergarten Bird Theme activities unit. Your kids are going to love the beautiful pictures and activities included in it.
Add these ideas to your preschool activities, science centers, homeschooling, math trays, or anything else for a great kindergarten or preschool theme.
Bird Activities for Kindergarten
Kindergarten and Preschool Bird Theme Activities
It’s so much fun to teach kids about birds. When it comes to homeschooling you may be wondering how to include a bird unit study. This theme is all about birds and today I’m sharing tips to create your own bird unit study.
This guide will help you transform your homeschooling with fun hands-on activities, lots of learning and nature. Whether you provide Montessori trays for learning, centers for your children, unschooling, or you prefer a different style of learning, whatever way is your preference this All About Birds Theme will be loved by all.
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How to Teach About Birds
Bird Unit Study
The best place to start teaching kids about birds is to get outdoors and observe the birds in their natural habitat. While you are bird watching discuss the birds with your kids. Chances are your kids will be so intrigued by the outdoor habits of birds that they’ll ask a lot of questions.
If your kids need some guidance for things to think about during your bird observation time, consider asking some of the following questions:
What do birds eat?
What type of sounds does each bird make?
How do birds make their nests?
What are the different colors you see on each bird?
How do birds move?
Montessori Bird Activities
The best part of homeschooling is that you can do a lot of self-guided unit studies. During your bird unit study be sure to create a bird journal. This will be a pad of paper with questions and blank pages to help your kids draw and write what they see during their outdoor observations and study sessions.
There are many ways you can include hands-on activities in your bird unit study. Have the kids make birdhouses that you can put outdoors to attract more local birds. You can use the birdhouse craft session as part of your education about what type of homes and outdoor places can be a safe space for birds to sleep, and provide shelter for their babies.
Make bird feeders and bird treats as you discuss the different varieties of birds that your kids noticed during your outdoor bird observation time. They can document these notes within their bird journal and then go outdoors to put the bird feeders and bird houses up in a location that is best for each species of bird based on your researched discussions.
Kindergarten and Preschool Bird Theme Printables
Read Bird Books
You knew that was going to be one of my tips here for your bird unit study. There are so many fun children’s books on birds that you can read. Perhaps get a few from the library or purchase for your home library that includes the various birds from all over the world.
Reading books and watching videos or shows about birds will help strengthen your kids’ knowledge of birds as well as enhance their literacy skills.
PLUS OF COURSE, ADDING THIS AMAZING BIRD THEME TO YOUR LEARNING WILL PROVIDE HOURS OF ENGAGING AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Once you’ve taken all of my tips to teach kids about birds, it’s time to implement each of these tips to create a bird unit study into your daily homeschool life this spring season.
Be sure to have your kids share some ideas that they have for this bird unit study, you may be surprised at the value they add to your plans for this specific topic.
Kindergarten Bird Unit
With over 10,000 species of birds around the world, there’s a wide variety of things to learn while you’re studying them.
Bird Science Activities for Preschoolers
These are just some of the concepts kids can learn about during a bird theme:
- How do birds fly
- nesting habits
- types of bird
- Bird beaks
- Birds of prey
- Backyard birds/common birds
- different species
- identifying birds
- birds bones
- parts of a bird
Montessori Bird Printables
This bird theme includes 45 pages – Science, Language and Literacy Skills, Math Activities, Art and more.
What you’ll get in this Bird Theme:
- 20 different bird picture cards
- 12 bird themed word cards
- Montessori Bird 3 Part Cards
- Montessori Language Cards
- Math Puzzles
- Numbers, counting cards, counters
- Numbered Flashcards
- Color by number
- Hummingbird Life Cycle
- Parts of a Bird with control card
- Connect the dots (numbers/math) with control card
- Coloring pages
Spring is an excellent time to observe and explore birds as a learning theme with your preschool and kindergarten children.
Save time and enjoy hands on learning with these printable lesson plan activities. This set includes 45 pages of learning activities related to a beautiful bird’s theme.