- Cristi Wuenschel
Birds in the Nest for Preschoolers
As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.
This month we're learning about Birds & Eggs with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time), which is a great theme to welcome summer!
Our Week 1 topics were Nest, Egg, Hatchling, Bird Food, and Learning to Fly. Needless to say, it was a really fun week!
After all, we see a variety of birds each day as we're playing outside and anything related to science and nature is always a win with our preschoolers.
Not only that, but the children have the opportunity to do some birdwatching each day as they're playing in centers.
We have a wonderful acrylic bird feeder just outside the window, which allows them to get up close and personal with lots of different birds.
This week, we created three-dimensional bird nests, decorated paper eggs, and even made cardboard tube bird crafts. So many fun crafts and activities were included in our Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum kit!
When it was all said and done, the preschoolers had lots of fun and learned so much in the process.
The egg painting process art was perfect for practicing fine motor skills. The children used clothespins and pompoms to decorate their bird eggs, which meant lots of opportunities to get creative too.
Letter recognition is also an important skill for preschoolers and the children enjoyed matching letters using the adorable bird nest poster and paper eggs that were included in our monthly curriculum kit.
Another favorite this week was of course the cardboard tube bird craft. The children had a blast making their own birds using markers and feathers.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our Birds & Eggs theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).