Eggs, Nests, and Hatchlings

We are knee deep in our third week of homeschool and it has been busy as can be!

Eggs, Nests, and Hatchlings Study

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We are using our Mother Goose Time (Experience Curriculum) to learn about all things bird this week. We are actually combining it with our Northern American Bird unit from Gather Round for my older children. It could not work out anymore perfectly.

So, what did we do our first week?

Bird Seed Sensory Bin for Preschool and Toddlers

The toddler and I have been playing in bird seed all week! He is using scoops, funnels, and grasping tools. Working on those fine motor skills and pretending to hatch little chicks in their nest. It is a lot of fun but of course the vacuum has come out several times.

Bird Seed Sensory Bin for Preschool and Toddlers

Bird Seed Sensory Bin for Preschool and Toddlers

My older children also used a bird seed sensory bin but in a different way this week. We used it to write letters and practice our weekly spelling words. I tested it out first because if you have pan the is too full of seed (or rice) then you cannot write easily in it.

Sensory writing for kindergarten and first grade

When we began our bird study unit we learned all about eggs and hatchlings through our Experience Curriculum materials (which always include wonderful photography pieces). We then created our own little bird crafts and egg paintings thanks to the materials provided (talk about helping a busy momma out).

Egg painting with Experience Curriculum materials

Bird craft for preschool and elementary

We also learned all about nests through our Experience Curriculum kit. We decided to make an edible nest of our own! We used Cocoa Rice Krispies, peanutbutter, marshmallows, and white chocolate chips! It was delicious and fun!

Edible bird nest

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