We hope that you are all keeping safe and well!
Today is Thrilling Thursday!
Many birds enjoy the good weather in spring and you can go outside and try to see the birds and hear the birdsong.
So today's thrill is to make a bird feeder to help them to come!
Find with your child a cone (or a short wooden stick).
Attach a pipe cleaner or a length of string to the tip. Let your child spread peanut butter (or vegetable fat) all around the cone or stick.
Then put birdseed on a plate (or seeds or nuts which you have) and roll the pinecone back and forth in the birdseed to completely cover it. If your child has an allergy to seeds or nuts - use a small piece of bread broken up in to small pieces.
When the cone is covered, take the birdfeeder out and help your child to hang it up. If you do not have a bush or a tree, it can be hung high up on an outside wall (help your child to do this) .
When your child they’ve made, be sure to and . Or you could take a walk to the park to look at the birds.
Are the birds big or small? Long or short? Wide or slim?
What colours are they?
How many birds come to the feeder?
Can you see the feathers? Do they look soft? Are they shiny?
Challenge; Can you notice two things or more about a bird you see?
Make it a bit easier; give your child a choice – is the bird big or small? Show what you mean by big or small- showing them something else, such as a big ball and a little ball.
Make it easier; Watch this video with your child and let them simply enjoy listening to the rhyming words
Five little flowers song
Count up to five and back again
1 2 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1
Challenge – up to 10 and back again
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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