Thursday, April 14, 2011

Once Upon a Book ~ Baby Bird



Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar

Summary: This is a cute little story about a determined baby bird who wants to learn to fly. Although he first climbed out of his nest and flop..flop…fell, Baby Bird doesn't let anything stop him from learning to flap..flap..and fly!

Bible Verse:  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Counting: Using our Baby Blue Bird insert cards for our Education Cubes, we played a fun little counting game. Start with a basket of plastic eggs and two empty egg trays (mine are from the Dollar Tree). Take turns rolling the cube. Count the number of birds shown. Count out the same number of eggs and begin to fill your egg tray. The first to fill their tray wins!


1 to 1 Correspondence: We practiced 1 to 1 correspondence by counting out the appropriate number of eggs to correspond with the number of eggs on the nest counting cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler.


Basic Addition: The boys did some counting and basic bird themed addition using their BambinoLuk.


Craft: Use a paper bag and some “supplies” from nature to make a brown bag bird nest


Pattern Blocks: As usual, the boys enjoyed using their pattern blocks. This time they used some bird patterns (from pattern cards and from Pre-Kinders).


Colors: The boys practiced matching colors using some feathers with colored tips and some puff balls.


Games:  The boys loved playing the Duck Duck Goose Game.


Snack: For a fun snack, make some yummy chocolate bird nests with blue m&m’s as eggs.


More Ideas: The boys had a blast using the Flap, Flap, & Fly game board. They rolled the Education Cube (containing the corresponding Flap, Flap, & Fly insert cards) and moved along the game board to help Baby Bird learn to fly.


Want to see what's coming next (and books we've done in the past)? Click here to see our Once Upon a Book webpage!

1 comment:

Jdaniel4smom said...

The nest are just wonderful!