For Lion Cub (preschool) Story Time this month, I focused on BIRDS!
I created a bird themed playlist on Spotify
We had bird shaped name tags (of course)
I read Bird by Henkes I love this book – so colorful and beautiful. Kids seem to love it too.
We did this “little bird” action rhyme for some movement (scroll down for the rhyme…read through the blog post for more bird story time fun!)
I read Tap the Magic Tree by Matheson, because birds live in trees, of course AND this book is wonderful. Very much like Press Here in that kids think they are the ones controlling what happens next in the book…very cute to see their faces when they see what comes next.
We listened to “I Know a Chicken” by Berkner and danced around using egg shakers. There will come a day when I will learn to tape up the eggs. Lentils everywhere (and it’s not the first time)!
We watched Feathery Facts from this DVD for Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails and Birdsongs by Franco.
After the stories were over, kids made old school bird feeders with toilet paper rolls, peanut butter (I used WOW Butter in case of allergies), and bird seed. It was messy, but FUN!
Snack was a little bag of gummy worms with a sticker on it that said, “worms for the birds.”
My little birdies had a great time!