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Friday, May 10, 2013

"Backyard Birds" lap book

"Backyard Birds" Lapbook
Do you have a birdfeeder in your backyard? We've had one for years, and several years ago my daughter and I had fun creating this lapbook all about the birds in our very own backyard. 
We found this lapbook as a freebie from Homeschool Share here.
 The front cover
Inside the front cover:
Left flap- a poem that my daughter wrote and typed
Right cover closed- a drawing of a "not life size" yellow warbler by Rebekah
Left folder open:
Classification (biological)
Ornithology definition
I spy...flap book- general info about birds

Bird behavior
The Best Nest-Rebekah wrote about the Oregon Junco
Beaks anatomy matchbook
Anatomy fan book-we wrote about how birds can fly, their bones and muscles, their breathing system
Nest mini-book-we wrote about 3 kinds of nests

Right flap:
Home tweet home matchbook- we wrote about two types of bird nests and eggs
This place is for the birds!- we wrote about three types of bird nests and eggs
Color, Shape and Size tri-fold- we wrote about the peacock

Center folder:
Left flap-
Predators- we wrote about the predators of birds- there were more than we thought!
Ostrich- we wrote facts about the Ostrich
Baby Birdies- we chose one bird and my daughter answered the questions inside (we chose yellow warbler)

Middle of folder:
Watch out!- wrote about a predator birds need to watch for...
Feeder- we wrote about different birds we saw at our front feeder (now they are both in the backyard)
Bird Food- we wrote about what owls and eagles eat
My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather-Loire Hartwould- we wrote about the whip-poor-will
Take note of my song-we wrote about the bird's voices and how they sing
Fact- "What do you think Benjamin Franklin's idea was for the nation's bird? (Lift flap- the wild turkey!)

Right flap-
Bible verse (Matt. 6:26)
Scientific Name (Yellow warbler=...)
Scientific Name (Dark-eyed Junco=...)
Something to Chirp About!- described one bird's song
Blue Right folder:
Left flap:
Diet- the Early Bird gets the worm- what different birds eat
Favorite Deeder Food- - what birds like in feeders
Squirrel/bird graphic

Migration flap book- why birds migrate
Are you my mother?- We wrote about the dark-eyed Junco's pecking order
Who's who?- male/ female- how to tell them apart
Fancy Feathers-  what feathers are used for

Right flap:
Back feeder observations (dates and times)
Scientific name- house finch
Catching dinner on the fly- what parts of their bodies birds use to get food

Right flap closed:
Bird observations- we wrote about the birds migrating in the fall and V's we've seen in the sky
Did you Know?- we wrote about the blue jay and its nest
Back cover- a printed poem by Emily Dickinson about birds

We added bird stickers that we had in our own collection. It was a neat lap book that we have pulled out for several years to read/ review the information. We used our Field Guide to Birds- Western Region to gather info, as well as the internet.

I hope you will do this lapbook too, and enjoy it as much as we have-- what a great way to learn about God's flying creations!

Genesis 1:22
God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they?

Luke 8:5
“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up.

Luke 9:58
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

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