Nature Journal: Observing Birds at the Bird Feeder

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This morning we had an uncanny amount of birds at our bird feeder. So, we took out our guide and identified as many as we could.

We made a list together on the dry erase board, and then I asked the boys to draw one bird in their nature journals. Of course, Timmy just scribbled in his, but Sam chose to draw a cardinal.

It was totally improv but that’s just the way I like it! They loved this and we learned SO MUCH about all the different birds that keep coming to our feeder.

Both boys can now identify cardinals, chickadees, and downy woodpeckers just through frequent conversations about our backyard birds. This was a fun way for them to see just how many different types of birds we see on a daily basis.

I really should do stuff like this more often.

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