Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Montessori Inspired Bird Activities


In these pictures, Sassyfras is working with 3 part cards that I downloaded for free from Montessori Materials.  The set includes nine commonly recognized birds.  I split the set to make it easier for them to complete. 


We started by sitting down and looking at the pictures together.  Sassyfras and Juiciness can't read, but they did a great job matching all the names of the birds correctly.  They've now progressed to being able to tell me the names of each bird.


I'm not leaving Little J out of our bird study!  Little J loves to use the computer, so getting him to look up some bird related vocabulary was pretty easy.  I gave him the list below and set him up with a couple of kid friendly websites.  He also used some of our nonfictional books to learn more. (this is a site we use through his school, but you can get a free trial, or perhaps your local school has an active link).

Also attached to his bird vocabulary list is my cheat sheet of some bird characteristics.
Bird Vocab



Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a great study! How neat that you can use BrainPop through J's school. Ours has subscription to raz-kids, which is also rather nice.

Sherri said...

It is so fun to see all that your doing for bird week...we are in the middle of bird in science and the wee ones are doing fun projects along the way! :)