Birds

BOOKS WE SHARED

No Two Alike by Keith Baker, 2011©
Feathers for Lunch = Plumas para almorzar by Lois Ehlert, 1990©
Birds by Kevin Henkes, 2009©
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett, 2009©
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood, 2009©

Book cover of No Two Alike by Keith BakerBook cover of Feathers for Lunch by Lois EhlertBook cover of Birds by Kevin HenkesBook cover of Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

MYSTERY BOX
Item:  Feather
Clue #1:  It’s soft
Clue #2:  It’s shiny
Clue #3:  It floats and it flies

SONGS, RHYMES, AND FINGER-PLAYS

Ten Fluffy Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs,
And that makes ten
Sitting on top,
Is Mother Hen
Cheep cheep cheep
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chicks,
Yellow as can be
Credit: King County Library System

Chickadees Chickadees
Chickadees, chickadees, happy today,
Chickadees, chickadees, fly away.

Four little chickadees, sitting in a tree
One flew away, and then there were three.
[Repeat the Chorus]

Three little chickadees, looking at you
One flew away, and then there were two.
[Repeat the Chorus]

Two little chickadees, sitting in the sun
One flew away, and then there was one.
[Repeat the Chorus]

One little chickadee, sitting all alone
That one flew away, and then there was none.
Credit: Barney Wiki

Five Little Yellow Ducks
(Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)
Five little yellow ducks
Floating on a big blue pond
Swimming around and having fun [quack, quack]
One dove under way down deep,
Wanting to play hide and seek,
Now there are four yellow ducks [quack, quack]
[Count down]
Credit: Abby the Librarian

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

Mr. Owl
Late at night when you’re in bed,
Mr. Owl perks up his head,
He looks left an he looks right,
In the dark all through the night.
Hear him hoot when you’re in bed,
When Mr. Owl perks up his head.
Credit: CanTeach

Two Little Blue Birds (or black birds)
Two little blue birds sitting on a cloud,
One named soft,
The other named LOUD!
Fly away soft,
Fly away LOUD!
Come back soft,
Come back LOUD!
(I also had the birds run like a fox, hop like a frog, and swim like a fish as an extension of “Pepito the Brave”)
Credit: Adapted from Sunflower Storytime

Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duck
Mr. Turkey went out one day,
In bright sunshiny weather,
Met Mr. Duck along the way,
And stopped to talk together.

They said:
Gobble, gobble, gobble
Quack, quack quack,
Gobble, gobble, gobble
Quack, quack quack,
Gobble, gobble, gobble
Quack, quack quack,
And then they both went back!

(In a whisper…)
But then Mr. Duck came back to say…Quack!
Credit: King County Library System

Cheep Cheep Went the Little Blue Bird
Cheep cheep when the little blue bird one day,
Cheep cheep when the little blue bird,
Cheep cheep went the little blue bird,
Cheep cheep went the little blue bird one day,
And they all went cheep cheep cheep.

But….we know birds go,
[Clap] flappy flappy flap
[Clap] flappy flappy flap
[Clap] flappy flappy flap
We know birds go
[Clap] flappy flappy flap
They all went flap flap flap.
Credit: Jbrary

STORY BOARDS

Magnet: Bird Houses

Bird House Color Matching

Bird House Color Matching

THOUGHTS

Flapping our “wings” is always a crowd-pleaser!  The children were especially pleased with an owl puppet who’s head is on a swivel.  My only disappointment was that the Chickadee Chickadee song was too complicated for those who didn’t know it.  Using that song as a repeat every week, so that each child could learn it, would lend more success in the future.

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