OPENING SONG: Mister Sun
ACTION RHYME: Little Birds, Little Birds
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down.
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound!
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me.
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees!
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep.
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep.
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves!
Little birds, little birds, sit down, please.
Credit: Storytime Katie
BOOK 1: Birds by Kevin Henkes
Love this book!
FLANNEL ACTIVITY: Birdhouses – Colors & Shapes
This fun flannel activity comes from Falling Flannelboards. The group had fun matching the birds to their homes by identifying colors and shapes – not to mention they turned out too cute!
Credit & Templates: Falling Flannelboards
SONG: Kookaburra by Baby Genius from the album 123 Favorite Kids Songs
We sang and danced with shaker eggs!
CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink
CRAFT: Cheerio Birdfeeders
We used Multi-Grain Cheerios and different colored pipe cleaners to create our birdfeeders! This is a great activity that teaches fine motor skills. The kids formed their pipe cleaners into a variety of shapes! Twine can be used at the top to create a loop for hanging.
ACTIVITY: Matching Bird Nests
I left these bird nests out for the kids to play with after storytime and they were a hit! They can match the birds in the nests by family, color, and size! The nests are made from brown paper bags (lunch sacks) and the birds are just printed and laminated.
Credit: The Activity Mom