Tree Birds

Welcome back Friends this week at Mrs.Kats kids we Learned all about tree birds with experience early learning (formally mother goose time.) Some of the birds that we talked about were bluebirds, woodpecker, eagle, hummingbird, and chickadee. We had a great time exploring this week…… take a peak at a few of our activities from our preschool curriculum.

Bluebird Collage

Supplies: inspiration Photo, paper shapes, paper, paper bird, crayons, glue, and nature items.

Set up

• set out the bird photo, shapes and paper. Gather nature items for children to also use as collage materials.

Prompts

• what designs do you see in the photo? What designs would you like to create?

• Will you arrange your shapes to look like a bird or something else?

• How many birds will you make with the shapes?

We also sang a Bluebird song with our preschool curriculum.

it goes like this…

• Sing to the tune of “The farmer in the Dell

The bluebird’s in the nest.

The bluebirds’s in the nest.

Singing the day away,

The bluebird’s in the nest.

Woodpecker Oscillation Experiment

Supplies:

•paper woodpecker

•Rubber band

•straw

•tape

•scissors

Discuss

• why does a woodpecker peck at wood?

• Explain that woodpeckers do this to mark their territory, search for food and store food.

• Cut the rubber band and straw then thread it through the straw. “ tweezers help”

Play

• explore holding the rubber band in different ways to make it move up and down the “tree.”

We also made easier woodpeckers for the babies out of popsicle sticks.

Hummingbird

Supplies: • inspiration Photo • straw • cupcake liner • background paper • paint • scissors • paintbrush’s • glue

Set up

•set up the inspiration Photo and any additional materials.

Prompts

• What do you notice about the hummingbirds tongue? What is the Hummingbird doing?

• Will you pretend the straw is a hummingbird’s tongue by sticking it in the paint?

• How can you use the straw and paint to decorate the cupcake liners like a flower?

This project will help children learn how to control the small muscles in his/her hands to use the paintbrush and straw.

I hope you all had a great week and we will see you again next week. Thanks for stopping by.

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing stuff for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children. #preschool #EELblogger Experience Early Learning | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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