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Montessori Bird Kids Activities

Parts of a Bird Montessori Kids Activities

Montessori Bird kids activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to learn about feathered friends while developing a lifelong admiration for these fascinating animals.

Children are fascinated with feathered friends, and Montessori Bird inspired kids activities will help little ones learn about birds through active hands-on invitations to learn and play.

Celebrating Bird Holidays is a fun way to learn more about birds and to promote bird conservation. Here are few bird holidays to note and put on your calendar:

  • Jan ~ National Bird Day is celebrated in the United States on January 5.
  • April ~ International Bird is celebrated on April 1st
  • May ~ Bird Day in the United States is observed annually on May 4th
  • May ~ World Bird Day & International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May

To learn about birds hands-on, we read books, look at real-life photographs, observe and explore. Below I will share our Montessori Bird Kids Activities arranged by the area of study unit study.

North America Backyard Birds Scavenger Hunt

Explore the outdoors and invite your child to bring attention to birds with this North America Backyard Birds Scavenger Hunt. “How many birds can you find/hear?” Ask your child to mark what s/he finds. Also, bring in some math and ask a child to COUNT how many birds s/he finds! Happy hunting! A local bird guidebook or an App can be helpful to identify the birds you observe. Also, when you venture outside, don’t forget the binoculars which can help you get a closer look at the birds you find. Enjoy your nature walks as you get to learn more about birds while developing a lifelong admiration for these fascinating animals!

INSTRUCTIONS: Print on 8.5 x 11″ letter-size paper. *Make sure to check off “fit to printable area.” For multiple uses, laminate by inserting the printed page into a laminating pouch

  • You can use an IRON instead of a laminating machine by setting your iron at a low temperature as if you would iron silk. Also, place paper OVER the laminating sheet and iron over it. (See HERE how I did it making a flower bookmark.)
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BACKYARD-BIRDS-SCAVENGER-HUNT

PRACTICAL LIFE ACTIVITIES

INVITATIONS TO MAKE A NEST

DSC_0196  See here Invitation to create a Nest •🐦Bird Unit Study

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 We learned what materials different birds use to build their nests, and then went on a nature walk and children collected twigs, fern, leaves, and other finds to build a nest resembling the authentic one that bird would build.

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House-Finch-Eggs-Nest

CORN TONGING

DSC_0015Dried corn kernels tonging is one of the autumn activities which seems timeless with my children. Adrian has been enjoying it since he was two years old (wiggling and picking those tiny kernels off the cob with the fingers) till now (almost five) when he is skillful enough to use spork tongs

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A variation to a traditional puzzle assembly is to fill the frame with picked kernels (or use any other grain in your cupboard). We are using a Montessori Bird puzzle and these backyard birds.


SENSORIAL ACTIVITIES

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Matching birds to Montessori Color Tablets

IMG_4814See here 🐦Bird 🌈Matching Montessori Sensorial Color Tablets


PARTS of the BIRD

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This is an invitation to create a bird from laminated autumn leaves (although you can use fresh as well). As a reference, We are using a Montessori Bird puzzle and these backyard birds. Nature Anatomy book (top~ left) had won our hearts and is our absolute favorite nature encyclopedia! I never thought I would fall involve with anything but real pictures and this book had shown us the world in a whole new way! We are also reading Look What I Did with a Leaf! book which shows how to use nature’s bounty to create fanciful animals and natural scenes. Although the only birds in a book are a parrot and a peacock, we felt inspired enough to create our own backyard bird pattern. 

DSC_0011I made these simple labels to learn parts of the bird while referring to Nature Anatomy book and these backyard birds. We are using a Montessori Bird puzzle (buy similar here or exact in a set here).

PARTS of the BIRD PUZZLE

We also learned about bird’s body parts hands-on, by observing American Robin bird and assembling a Montessori Zoology puzzle. 

“What the hand does, the mind remembers,” reminds us Dr. Montessori. So, hands-on zoology puzzles are a wonderful tool to learn parts of animals through hands-on invitations to learn. Read details about this puzzle as well as what we have learned about birds, such as what is the one characteristic that sets the birds apart from other animals: Is it a beak? wings? hatching from eggs?  in this post “Learning About Birds with a Wooden Montessori Zoology Puzzle.” 


MATH

SPRING-BIRD INSPIRED COUNTING

IMG_1964 See here Bird-Spring-Inspired Counters & Numbers Sensory Bin

COUNTING BIRDS

DSC_0039 See here 🐦Birds Forest Habitat DIY Recycled Toilet Paper Craft with Math Twist

DSC_0052See here how we made this🐦Birds Forest Habitat


STEM

Rescue Frozen Chicks

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Frozen-Peeps-Chicks-Sensory-Tray

Here is a fun STEM invitation to defrost and rescue baby chicks. Freeze the peeps in ice-cube trays for two hours. Offer salt (skip if sensitive skin) and warm water along with droppers to advance fine motor control.


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BIRD JOURNALING WITH KIDS

Northern Cardinal Bird Nature Journaling
Northern Cardinal Bird Nature Journaling

See here Birds Nature Journaling Kids where I share our favorite books and resources as well as document children’s journaling pages.

The Big Book of Birds

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BIG BOOK OF BIRDS

The BIG BOOK of BIRDs is an absolute treasure!

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the BIG BOOK of BIRDS

This book is the next in the series of hugely successful The Big Book of BugsThe Big Book of Beasts, and The Big Book of the Blue.  The Big Book of Birds is a fact-filled tour of the world’s most wonderful winged creatures. Yuval Zommer’s distinctive illustrations show off some of the most colorful, flamboyant, impressive, and wacky birds of the sky. 

Bird Watch Book

Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch: What Will You Find?

Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch: What Will You Find? invites budding naturalists to head outside for a walk — in the woods, a park, or right in their backyard — to spot feathered friends. Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch leads kids aged 4 and up through the basics of birding, from identifying common birds to learning about habitat and migration and listening for bird songs. 

Toddler-Friendly Bird Book

National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds (Look & Learn)
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds (Look & Learn)

Here is a toddler-friendly book ~ National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds (Look & Learn) that will teach your little one to discern, identify and match colors.


Please always supervise your child!


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