Birds

Explore activities related to birds and parts of a bird.

Primary children are curious about the animals that share their environment. They are fascinated by the birds that fly over the playground, and they are eager to feed the birds that perch on the patio. We share the names of the birds they encounter and introduce them to birds that live in other parts of the world. Lastly, we offer activities to highlight parts of the bird in efforts to help children learn more about this class of vertebrates.

Bird Activities

Bird Feeding

Bird Feeding ages 3 and up

Idea: Bird feeders are an excellent way to attract birds to your home. Your child will enjoy filling the feeder and watching the birds that visit each day. Create a tray with a small scoop and a container filled with birdseed. Invite your child to fill the feeder as needed using these supplies. In the classroom, we use the Wild Birds of Joy Window Bird Feeder. This feeder uses suction cups to adhere to the window. We place the feeder at the children’s level so that they can refill it each day. It is made of clear acrylic and is easy to clean.

Birds From Around The World Classified Cards ages 3 and up

Directions: Print and cut the bird classified cards. Invite your child to admire them. Share the names of any birds your child does not know.

Classified Cards with labels:

Birds From Around the World.pdf
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Classified Cards without labels:

Birds From Around the World without labels.pdf
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Georgia Bird 3 Part Cards ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each Georgia bird will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of birds from Georgia to match the slips to the forms. Check your work with the control card.

georgia birds 3 part cards.pdf
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Birds From Around The World 3 Part Cards ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each bird will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of birds from around the world to match the slips to the forms. Check your work with the control card.

Birds Around The World 3 part Cards.pdf
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Backyard Bird Search and Sketch ages 4 ½ and upnest and birds

Directions: Go outside and see how what kinds of birds visit your backyard. Draw a picture of one bird you see. Write the name of the bird, if known.

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Parts of a Bird Activities

Spoken Language: Parts of a Bird  ages 3 and up

Directions: Share the Parts of a Bird definitions with your child. (Older children may read the definitions independently). After sharing the parts of the bird, spend a moment outside, and admire the birds that visit your backyard. Encourage your child to identify the individual parts in motion!

Parts of a Bird.pdf
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Coloring Activity ages 3 to 4 ½

Directions: Use crayons to color the birds on the coloring sheets. If you choose, color the individual parts of the bird described in the definitions. Use the control chart to see how you did!

Single Bird Coloring Page.pdf
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Parts of a Bird Coloring Sheet.pdf
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Parts of a Bird Control Chart.pdf
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Writing Activity ages 4 ½ and up

Directions: Use colored pencils to fill in the individual parts on the Parts of a Bird Writing sheet. Label the parts using beautiful cursive writing. Use the control chart to check your work.

Parts of a Bird Writing Sheets.pdf
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Parts of a Bird Control Chart.pdf
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Reading Activity ages 5 and up

Directions: Independently read the definitions for the bird and its parts. Color the bird template so that it matches the description. Use the Parts of a Bird to check your work. Then, cut out the definitions to make your own booklet.

Parts of a Bird Definition Cards.pdf
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Parts of a Bird- 3 Part Cards ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each part of the bird will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the parts of a bird to match the slips to the correct picture. Check your work with the control card.

Parts of a bird 3 part cards.pdf
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Parts of a Bird- Definition Stages 1 and 2 ages 5 ½ and up

Directions:  Independently read the definitions for the Parts of a Bird. Match the written description to the associated picture. Next, print and cut out the definition cards and the red Parts of a Bird definition labels. Read the definition card that is missing the term. Choose the red slip that completes the definition for each part of the bird. Use the control card or definition booklet to check your work.

The Bird Definitions Booklet.pdf
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The Bird Definitions Stage 2.pdf
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Parts of a Bird Definition Stage 3 ages 5 ½ and up

Directions:  Review the definitions for the Parts of a bird. Print and cut out the definitions of each part into strips. Use your knowledge of the part to reassemble the definitions. Use the control card or definition booklet (from Stage 1) to check your work.

The Bird Definitions Stage 3.pdf
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Bird Riddles ages 6 and up

Directions: Read each riddle. Write the name of the bird to which you think the riddle refers. Use the answer key to check your work.

Bird Riddles.pdf
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