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Bird Unit 2 with Free Printables

All of my kids love birds.  Dinomite is particularly obsessed with them.  It only made sense to create a Bird Unit 2 with Free Printables.

This unit is crammed pack full of Montessori-inspired bird themed activities and free printables in several different subject areas.  My kids loved it so much.  We hope you do too! 
Montessori-inspired Bird Activities for Kids with Free Printables
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Though this unit took a very long time to put together (mostly because of sickness etc.), I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Here's what we'll be doing this week!

Language


The Bird's Bath Poem
Monessori Bird Poem Activity with Free Printable
 The kiddos will read and analyze the poem, using the objects provided.

 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Preposition Opposite Match Up
Bird themed Preposition Opposite Match Up Activity with Free Printable
 The kiddos can play memory or just simply match up the birds, identifying the opposite prepositions.
Bird themed preposition match up activity (Free Printable)
 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Bird Unit Spelling Activity
Bird themed spelling activity with free printable
The kiddos will spell the words provided, using play dough and alphabet letter cookie cutters.

 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Math


Birds Hatching Sequence
Birds hatching sequence activity (Free Printable)
 The kiddos will sequence the cards, placing them in order from the beginning of hatching to the end.  (Thank you to Wikipedia Commons for such great pictures!)

 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

How Many Eggs Hatched Graph
Bird themed graphing activity for kids (Free Printable)
 The kiddos will roll the die to determine how many eggs hatched for each type of bird.  They will then place markers on the graph to chart their data.

 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Counting Bird Egg Addition
Bird themed addition clip cards (free printable)
 The kiddos will add using the candy eggs as counters and glass beads as markers for answers on each card.
 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow directions at the bottom of this post.

Feeding Baby Birds Subtraction
Bird themed subtraction clip cards (Free Printable)
The kiddos will subtract using gummy worms as counters and glass beads as markers for answers on each card.

Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow directions at the bottom of this post.

Science


Male & Female Bird Differences
Bird Male and Female Difference Match Up Cards (Free Printable)
 The kiddos will match up male and female birds, discussing similarities and differences.

Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow directions at the bottom of this post.

Note:  Goldfinch cards have been corrected.

50 Birds Around the World
Birds Around the World Sorting Activity (Free Printable)
The kiddos will look through the cards, sorting them as they wish, learning the names of different birds in the process.

 Source: I created this printable as part of my Birds Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 1. This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow directions at the bottom of this post.

Note:  The spelling of Cockatiel has been corrected on the cards.

Bird Beak & Bird Feet Identification
Bird Beak and Bird Feet Identification Activity (Free Printable)
The kiddos will identify what kind of beak and feet each bird has.  Picture cards with names are provided for each bird figure. The birds used in this activity come from our Exotic Bird Safari Toob.

Source: I created the bird picture cards as part of my Birds Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow directions at the bottom of this post.  The bird beak chart can be found HERE.  The bird feet chart can be found at Science Buddies.  This activity was inspired by activities I saw and loved at The Pinay Homeschooler.

Culture


Building a Bird House
Building a bird house
 This week, the kiddos made bird houses using kits I found on sale at the local craft store.  It was quite a project, but they loved it.
Painting a Bird House
Painting Bird House
When finished the kiddos painted their houses.  It was definitely a favorite project.

During the week, we've also done a lot of bird watching, especially those who are enjoying our new bird feeder outside.

Visual Arts


How to Draw Birds
How to draw birds activity for kids
The kiddos will practice drawing birds this week, choosing from the options provided in this activity.

Source: The step by step drawing cards for this activity came from How to Draw Animals.  I love this site and the easy step-by-step instructions for kiddos.

Practical Life/Sensorial


Bird Tanograms
Bird Tanograms
 Technically this activity counts as a math activity, but it's on our "fun" shelves this week, so I put it here.  Hopefully the kiddos will enjoy it. The cards and shapes are part of a kit we have.

Bird Sensory Bin
Bird Sensory Bin
 The kiddos will enjoying playing in our bird sensory bin full of sunflower seeds, nests, plastic eggs, birds, and feathers.

Catching Worms
Bird themed catching worms practical life/fine motor activity
 I saw this activity in a few places, so am unsure who to give credit to.  The kiddos will pick up the "worms" using the clothes pin and place them in the nest for the baby birds.

Transferring Eggs
Transfferring eggs practical life/fine motor activity
 The kiddos will transfer eggs from one tray to the other, placing them correctly.

Bird Invitation to Play
Bird invitation to play
 Who wants to make birds?  The kiddos will make their own birds using the objects provided. I can't wait to see their creations!

Cheerio Bird Feeder
Cheerios Bird Feeder Activity for Kids
Once again, I saw this activity on several different sites. The kiddos will string Cheerios on to pipe cleaners, shape them into circles and hang them on tree branches for the birds.

Dinomite is super excited about this unit and has already taken it upon himself to do some of the activities on the shelves. We've also found some fabulous apps to help him identify birds he sees in our backyard and to learn more about birds he doesn't know.

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31 comments:

  1. Love this, brilliant ideas, pinning for us to try later!

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  2. So many great ideas! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Such fun ideas here! Great to see you linking up at The Thoughtful Spot!

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  4. There was one error in the math printable pack. It has now been corrected. :) I'm so glad everyone is enjoying the post!

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  5. Thank you for such nice work!

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  6. I would like to try some of this with children. Thank you!

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  7. great work! thanks for sharing!

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  8. Haha...how do your kids NOT eat the candy eggs and gummy worms. My kids would do the activity once and then yum-yum all gone!!! :-) Wonderful activities and printables - as usual.

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    1. Lol. We set a limit with the treats. For every card they do, they get to have one egg or gummy worm. Since I only have them do as many cards as they are old, the maximum any child can get are 7 eggs or 7 gummy worms. I will say though, my 5 year old loved the eggs and tried to sneak a few. Lol. This week was the first week he's ever done his math work by himself without assistance, so to me it was completely worth it. So glad you enjoy the printables!

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  9. What a great unit!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  10. Wow loads of ideas for learning about birds. Thanks for sharing on Monday Parenting Pin it party.

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  11. Holy smokes Renae! There are so many awesome ideas here! No kidding it took you a long time to put together! Can't wait to try some of these ideas with my son! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm so glad you like the unit. I hope the ideas you try with your son go well!

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  12. You've outdone yourself again, Renae! I'm sharing this as part of my round up for the After School Linky tomorrow.

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  13. This looks like such a fun and engaging unit! Thanks so much for sharing in the Discover & Explore linky. I'm featuring this post today.

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  14. Delightful. Love seeing how you cover all curriculum bases in your units.

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  15. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to use these!

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing the printables. I´m from Argentina and my 6 year old son loves birds.
    I´m learning a lot from you.

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  17. Thank You for the bird units they are great.

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  18. What an amazing and huge work you have done! Bravo and thanks!

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  19. Renae, I stumbled across your blog while looking for a montessori ideas to introduce birds. I AM BLOWN AWAY!!! These ideas are so amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. We have benefited so much from these and can't thank you enough for generously sharing, what has obviously taken so much time and love. We are so blessed and again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. One question, I had is, where did you get those wonderful displaying trays?

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