At the art lab, we created birds using a block of wood, feathers, wiggly eyes and foam. I saw an idea like this on Pinterest, but did not pin it and can't find it again. If it was your idea, please let me know so I can link and give you credit! These little guys stand up. Students chose yellow, pink, blue or green feathers. I think we are going to display them in our art show.
During our study of mammals and birds, we discussed the habitats of different animals. After talking about a bird's habitat, we practiced being birds. Thanks to after Easter sales, this was a very cheap project! Each child received a brown cupcake wrapper, some Easter basket grass, 3 jelly beans (eggs) and a peep. We all had bluebirds. Students made sure their eggs were kept warm by the mama or papa bird and that the nest was safe. They loved the activity, and I loved hearing them authentically use the vocabulary we had discussed.
Our new unit is "Water Wonders". What are your students learning this week?