Ever since we moved to our new house, there have been birds everywhere! We even have a nesting dove in the kids window!
At any rate, my kids were especially interested in the Bird-themed story time!
Here’s a few songs we did for bird week:
Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One name Jack and one named Jill
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill
Come back Jack, Come back Jill
5 Little Ducks
5 Little Ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack!”
And four little ducks came swimming back
Repeat all the way down to zero and then sing again with all five ducks returning. 🙂
In the book, Grumpy Bird, Bird wakes up too grumpy to even fly. He decides to take a walk only to have all the forest creatures join him. By the end of the book, spending time with friends has cheered this little grumpy bird right up.
If you’ve ever read anything from the Pigeon series, you’ll know these books are a lot of fun and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is no different. I thought this was a little too long for the younger crowd, but the preschool group seemed to like it. You can check out a video adaptation below:
We were also thinking about reading Ten Little Eggs, but I couldn’t get it from the library in time. It’s a favorite book in our house. Maybe next year!
For our craft, we made a coloring and activity packet centered around Grumpy Bird. You can find your own free printables at Scholastic. If you like Pigeon better, you can find some stick puppet printables over at Preschool Printables. I also really love feathering a bird.
Check out these adorable birds (and more bird themed fun!) at Story Time Katie.
That’s all for now!
See you next week!
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