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Birds
Submitted by: Rosalinda Lucio, Jacinto City
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school • Schoolage • Bi-lingual
Books
Feathers for Lunch by:Ehlert, Lois
An escaped housecat encounters twelve birds in the backyard but fail to catch any of them and has to eat feathers for lunch.(avail in Spanish and Big book form)
Owl babies by:Waddell, Martin
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone. (avail in Spanish and Big book form)
Our Yard is Full of Birds by:Rockwell, Anne
A little boy lovingly describes all the birds that live in his backyard.
Songs
Little Robin Redbreast
Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a rail (crouch like a bird with two hands behind back like a bird tail)
Niddle Noddle went his head (nod head up and down)
And wag went his tail(wiggle hands behind back)
Niddle Noddle went his head (nod head up and down)
And wag went his tail(wiggle hands behind back)


The Owl
There's a wide eyed owl(thumbs and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (forefinger makes a V at end of nose)
Two pointed ears, (forefingers extended up from head)
and claws for toes, (fingers and arms bent in front of chest)
When he sits up in the tree, (point to tree)
and he looks at you, (point at a child in the group)
And he flaps his wings,(fold arms into arm pits and flap)
And he says "Whoo, Whoo"
Craft
Glue down moss to construction paper in the shape of a nest, place/glue loose feathers in nest in the form of a bird, draw eyes and a beak.