On Tuesday we talked about the different types of birds that we see near our homes and school. Soon the discussion turned to where birds like to hide to protect themselves. Everyone agreed that a tree is the best place for birds to be. So . . . . we decided to put a bird, or two (or three) in a tree! First, we painted the sky. We used several different colors of blue paint to make our sky look "real".
As soon as it dried, we put everything together!
If you look closely at our little birds, you may be able to tell that their wings and tail feathers were made with our finger prints. Everyone was so proud when they took this home.
We also decided that we needed to "feed the birds", so we made our very own birds feeders. Everyone strung "Fruit Loops" cereal onto pieces of yarn.
We added a straw so the birds would have a place to sit.
I hope the birds liked it as much as we did!
We talked about baby birds leaving their nest and how the momma bird knows when it is time. After much (MUCH) discussion about birds learning to fly (everyone had their own idea of how birds learn) we made one of my "saddest" art projects. This one always makes our parents sad.
The children made the nest by using a ruler to draw the lines. We had so much fun with the rulers that we set-up a center just to let everyone experiment with them.
Our "Fabulous Fun Friday" got really crazy this week! Since our letter of the week was "Y", we decided to explore YARN! I simply went to our supply closet and grabbed ALL the yarn I could carry. Next, I cut it into VERY long strips. There was only ONE rule - do not tie anyone up with the yarn. What happened next was a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!
These pictures truly do not do justice to the excitement and fun we had. Of course there was a huge mess to clean-up (but when is that NOT the case?). As a matter of fact, it was so much fun no one wanted to stop to go outside! Now THAT is the sign of a good time!
Thanks so much for stopping in and visiting with us. I hope you come back again!