My family loves birds. We have been “birders” and bird watching since my children were babies. We love taking walks and looking for birds. There are so many learning opportunities when it comes to studying birds. One of the first things you will want to teach your kids when learning about birds is bird anatomy.
The way God designed birds is quite amazing. Their bones are very lightweight, and their feathers are designed for long flights and to withstand all types of weather. Their bills and beaks are created specifically for the type of bird and the habitat that it lives in.
I enjoy teaching about the anatomy of birds because it is so fascinating to see how they are created. If your kids love hands-on learning, there are some really fun crafts and activities that can help you teach about bird anatomy. These would go great with a bird nature study or any type of bird unit study.
FREE Crafts and Activities for Learning About Bird Anatomy:
God created bird beaks specifically for the type of bird and where it lives. They all have different shapes and sizes. Bird beaks are used to eat, they are used as tools, to build nests and so much more. They are essential to their survival. Learning about bird beaks is a great way to aid in identifying birds.
Attract more birds to your yard with these DIY Birdfeeder Nature Crafts for Kids.
Did you know that birds are the only animals on earth that have feathers on them? Many different types of animals have fur, but birds are the only ones with feathers! They are so important and protect them from all of the elements, as well as enabling them to travel long distances safely.
Bird feathers are also so beautiful! We love collecting them and putting them in jars, or laying them out on a nature table. Feathers have been used for writing utensils, decorations, and fashion design! Each feather is so unique, and intricately designed by our Creator.
If you want to dig deeper and learn even more about birds you will enjoy these nature studies:
Birding Notebook – A Companion to Audubon Birding Adventures For Kids – Using the Birding Notebook alongside Audubon Birding Adventures For Kids (sold separately) you will learn about 25 birds as well as their habitats, beaks, feathers, and much more. Document your birding activities for your notebook and portfolio and use the journal pages for a bird walk.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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