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Preschool Bird Activities

Birds are fun animals for preschoolers to learn about because they are everywhere. All your child has to do is step outside and within no time they’ll see or hear one of these little feathery friends.

Mama bird feeding her baby bird

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When God created these creatures on the fifth day, He made such an enormous variety of them:

  • there are birds that fly, birds that walk, and birds that hop
  • some birds sing, some chirp, and some talk
  • there are huge birds like the ostrich, tiny ones like the hummingbird, and then everything in between
  • there are birds that build nests in trees, others that build nests on the ground, and some that don’t build nests at all (they lay their eggs on the ground, or as in the case of the Emperor penguins, they keep their eggs on their feet! )

Preschool Bird Activities

A birds preschool theme provide so many exciting learning opportunities and these preschool bird activities will help you take advantage of those opportunities. You can pick and choose a few to share with your little one or use these as ideas for a lesson plan on birds for preschoolers

  • Writing Practice with Bird Seed
    • Pour birdseed onto a paper plate or a shallow container
    • Let them practice writing letters, numbers or their name with their finger or paintbrush
  • Make Kid Made Bird Feeders by Growing A Jeweled Rose
  • Play Duck, Duck Goose
  • Birdseed Name
    • Let your child trace their name, on construction paper with glue
    • Sprinkle birdseed onto the paper
    • Let the glue dry then shake off the excess
  • State Birds Each state has its own state bird. Find out what yours is and then let your child try to spot them.
  • The Audubon for Kids has a fun interactive site to help children learn about birds
  • Easy Ways to Get Kids Birding by Audubon
young girl bird watching with binoculers

Preschool Bird Books

Books are a great way to help engage your child in learning more about birds and building on what they already know about them. These bird books for preschoolers would be fun to read on a blanket outside together.

Preschool Bird Crafts

Just a few materials are all you’ll need to help your child make one of these adorable bird crafts.

Preschool Bird Theme Printables

These printable 50 Bird Photo Cards are sure to excite your preschooler as they continue to explore the world of birds. This free download comes with the cards, a list of the 50 birds featured, and a suggested activities list.

The birds chosen for this collection are some of the more common ones that preschoolers might run across in songs, movies, a trip to the zoo, or in their own backyard. Enjoy!

Use these printable bird coloring sheets to let your preschool express their creativity and help build fine motor skills as well. Whether your child is looking for cute and whimsical birds or more realistic ones, they are sure to find pages here they will enjoy coloring.

While you’re printing, make an extra copy for you and color along with them. You probably don’t need to work on your fine motor skills but coloring is just plain FUN! – lol

preschool bird coloring pages - link below.

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