Tweet tweet tweet ... sprint is coming. Here is a spring birds number punch for number recognition and fine motor development skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I recommend printing on cardstock paper and laminating durability if you will be using these as clip cards. I have included both color as well as black and white patterns so you have a choice of which to use.
In this activity children pick a card and punch the dot under the number that matches the number on the bird. If you did not want to use a hole punch you could also clip the cards with clothespins or paper clips or even use buttons to cover up the dots.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added spring birds alphabet punch cards.
It's time for spring birds and letter matching!! I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... and then cut them out and laminated them.
I separated the birds from the nests and set them out on the table along with some large plastic paper clips. Children found the birds and nests with the same letters and then clipped them together with the paper clips. You can also just lay the nest on top of the matching bird.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added a spring bird number match.
I made a felt board story that can be used with a spring or bird theme during circle time. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I made this as a group participation story where the children can count a long as the birds all fly off and eventually return. You can download the patterns and see a video below:
five little birds felt board patterns
I made a robot matching activity which is great for number recognition and fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I mixed the robots and gears up so they were not in order and set them out in to separate piles. Children put the robots in numerical order. We did this activity on the floor but you can also do it on a table.
After all of the robots were laid out in order the children then put the gears on the robots with the same numbers. The children can clip them together with clothes pins or large plastic coated paper clips. We did the activity as a sequence match but you can do it as a regular match without putting the robots in numerical order first.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added a robot alphabet match.
Here is a birdhouse alphabet match for letter recognition and fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them. I then separated them into two piles ... one for the birdhouses and one for the birds.
This is a great activity for letter recognition and review. The matching set comes with both uppercase as well as lowercase letters so the children can practice matching the letters in a few different ways.
In this activity children pick a birdhouse and match it with the bird with the same letter. We used clothespins to make match and clip activity (and to work on fine motor development) Play continues until all the letters have been matched. As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where the number match is located.
I made birdhouse letter sliders for the children to work on letter recognition. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and then laminated them. I cut the lines on the birdhouses with an exacto knife and set them out with the letter sliders in a basket.
The children picked a slider and pulled it through the birdhouse. They then identified the letter shown. When they finished with one slider they removed it and put a new one in. Play continues until all of the sliders have been used.