Story Time in the Park: Birds

Story Time in the Park: Birds

Ever since we moved to our new house, there have been birds everywhere!  We even have a nesting dove in the kids window!

Window Sill DovesNewly Hatched Baby Doves!

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.  🙂


Grumpy Bird Spread

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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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  1. I love the dove family in your window! Some great ideas here for the bird theme. (That pigeon book is one of my faves!)

  2. My son loves birds. We’ve already read the Pigeon book, but not Grumpy Bird or the Ten Little Eggs…we’ll have to try those. Thanks!
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  3. That is an excellent anthology of activities around birds, I’ve got one of those pigeon books so I’ll definitely look out for this one. Great turkey!

  4. Thanks for stopping by — we certainly had a lot of fun with the bird theme. I’ve got a few more ideas on my Preschool Birds Pinterest board as well:

  5. How fun to have a dove family at the window! Good collection of picture books, too. (We agree.. those pigeon books are entertaining, aren’t they?)

  6. Thanks for stopping in, Caroline. We’ve really enjoyed the doves. We just moved to this house, so it was kind of magical to have them “move in” the same time as us.

  7. I’m looking for book ideas at the moment so thank you – the bird craft is fab.
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