Spring has finally arrived and with it come the birds! This week’s Explorastory was all about our feathery friends.
“Birds” by Kevin Henkes
“Little Green” by Keith Baker
“Feathers for Lunch” by Lois Ehlert
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I used two bird puppets to present this rhyme, while the kids followed along using their hands. The original rhyme is “Two Little Blackbirds,” but since I had brown birds I recited it as “Two Little Birds”
Two Little Birds
Two little birds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, one named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
I Saw a Little Bird (we stood up and did the actions to this one together)
I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop
I told that little bird to stop, stop, stop
I went to the window to say “How do you do?”
He just shook his little tail, and far away he flew!
We made bright, sparkly peacocks. I gave the kids a peacock body shape (from http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/animals/birds/peacock-craft.asp), which I had cut out from blue construction paper. We gave our peacocks beaks and feet cut out from orange construction paper and decorated them using feathers and rhinestones.
Have you seen a prettier bird?