Rockin’ Robins on the Preschool Playground (Part 2 of 2)

Last week I talked about some different projects children can do to take care of the birds on the preschool playground.  Now comes the next step, scientific observation!  How do the birds move?  What do they sound like?  What colors are they?  Do some look different than others?

While observing birds and asking questions such as these, include some movement in the activity by asking the children to imitate what they see.  I bet you would see some flapping arms, bobbing heads, and flying leaps through the air!

Next, because birds provide us with such pretty music, how about providing some music for them?  Sing some songs about birds with the children or play some classic bird songs while the children dance and mimic bird movements.  With all the music, you might have some rockin’ robins and some rockin’ children!

Visit http://adventurouschild.com/drums.php to learn more about playground musical instruments for even more rockin’ in your children’s outdoor play area.

Songs about birds:

  • Rockin’ Robin (Bobby Day)
  • Surfin’ Bird/Bird is the Word (The Trashmen)
  • Six Little Ducks That I Once Knew (Author Unknown)
  • Have You Ever Seen a Penguin Come to Tea (Author Unknown)

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