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Birds Theme and Activities

Bird Songs and Fingerplays

Tap Tap Tap
Tap, tap, tap goes the woodpecker (tap wrist)
As he pecks a hole in a tree. (make hole with pointer finger and thumb)
He is making a house with a window
To peep at you and me. (hold hole in front of eye)

Once I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop.
So I said,"little bird will you stop, stop, stop.
I went to the window to say 'How do you do?'
When he shook his little tail and far away he flew!

Little bird, little bird,
Fly around,
Up to the sky,
Down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird,
Flap your wings.
Open your beak
And sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird,
Fly to your nest.
Now it is time
To take a rest.

Birds tune: "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush"
This is the way we scratch for worms, scratch for worms, scratch for worms.
This is the way we scratch for worms so early in the morning.
This is the way we peck our food, peck our food, peck our food.
This is the way we peck our food so early in the morning.
This is the way we sit on our eggs, sit on our eggs, sit on our eggs.
This is the way we sit on our eggs so early in the morning.
This is the way we flap our wings, flap our wings, flap our wings.
This is the way we flap our wings so early in the morning.
This is the way we fly away, fly away, fly away.
This is the way we fly away so early in the morning.

Bird Crafts

Bird Seed Collage
Use bird seeds to create a collage.

Feather Painting
Use different feathers as a paint brush.

Bird Feeders
String cheerios on a hooked pipe cleaner and hang from a branch.

Eggshell Collages
Crush the dyed eggshells into small pieces to glue to paper.

More Bird Fun