Below I will share our Bird unit study with hands-on activities and book based learning.
See here Invitation to create a Nest •🐦Bird Unit Study
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.
Matching 🐦birds to Montessori 🌈Color Tablets
See here 🐦Bird 🌈Matching Montessori Sensorial Color Tablets
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 Montessori Bird puzzle (buy similar here or exact in a set here) 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.
PRACTICAL LIFE ACTIVITIES
Dried 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.
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 (buy similar here or exact in a set here) and these backyard birds. See our entire 🐦Bird Themed Unit Study here.
See here🐦Birds 🌳Forest Habitat DIY ♻️Recycled 🚽Toilet Paper Craft with 🔢Math Twist
See here our 🐦Bird Unit Study.
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