Hello there! It has been a while, hasn’t it? I have missed sharing our nature explorations here and thought I would ease back in to it with new Nature By the Numbers journaling prompts.
This month, my children have been observing and learning more about the birds of our back yard and surrounding areas. I hope to share with you a different feature each week. To get started, here are five prompts to help spark your child’s interest:
- Identify 5 different birds by sight.
- Identify 4 different birds by sound only.
- Choose 3 of the birds that you identified and learn about the type of nests they build.
- Choose 2 of the birds that you identified and learn more about them. What do they eat? How big are they? What are their distinguishing features? How are these two birds similar? How are they different?
- Draw 1 bird and label it’s parts.
You can download the printable to paste in your child’s journal here.
You will need to gather some resources before getting started so that your child can have easy access to information while making their observations and for further research. These are some of our favorites:
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology online bird guide
- Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song
- Various field guides such as this one from National Geographic or guides for your area from Sibley or Peterson (like this one for kids)