Friday, June 2, 2017

toddler time: birds are the best!

Mystery Box: Inside our polka dot box, we found a bird nest! How many birds are in the nest? what does a bird say?



Puppet Song: Baby Birds, Baby Birds

Baby birds, baby birds sitting in their nest
Baby birds, baby birds sitting in their nest
Baby birds, baby birds sitting in their nest
Oh what color are you?

What color are the birds in the nest?
Here is another nest! (repeat with each nest. i changed sitting to wiggling and singing in the 2nd and 3rd verses so to mix it up a bit)





Books We Read:
Hooray for Birds- Cousins
In My Nest



Flannel Song: One Little Bird

Found this cute song and video HERE.



There was one little bird in the one little tree
“I’m so alone and I don’t want to be!"
so he flew far away, over the sea
and brought back a friend to live in the tree.

Now there's two little birds in the one little tree
“We’re so alone and we don’t want to be!”
so they flew far away over the sea
And brought back a friend to live in the tree.

Repeated until we had four birds in our tree and finished it like this:

Now there's 4 little birds in the one little tree
“We are not alone -- we made a family,
We don't fly far away, over the sea
We live very happily here in our tree!"




All the adults said "Awww" at the end of this song, LOL!







Craft: Bird in a Paper Bag Nest

We printed this cute bird onto blue & red cardstock and pre-cut them so kids could just decorate with crayons and feathers. Then, we passed out brown lunch bags to make nests for our birds!

Perfect craft!! LOVED the Lucy Cousins book. It was a little longer than I usually pick but if you can be super animated, it's wonderful for toddlers. My puppet song & flannel song were also good. Two nice sized groups, a little bit chatty but not too bad. great theme!!


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