Learning About Birds in the Montessori Preschool Classroom

Birds play a crucial role in Nature and represent a great diversity of the animal kingdom. There are roughly between 9,000 and 10,000 species of birds.

Choosing to study birds is always guaranteed to be a popular topic with children in the school and a homeschool classroom.

I created a set of materials that can help you to generate more interest and engage children in a learning process – reading, spelling, sorting, train memory while getting familiar with some of their favourite feathered friends found all over the world.

Printable cards and a book with types of birds

This particular set of 3-part cards – Birds and Their Eggs is designed with children ages 2-6 in mind. Birds included: tit, American robin, blackbird, quail, junco, wagtail, ostrich, crane, seagull, finch, swan, hummingbird, pheasant, serin, penguin, parrot. Some get confused when it comes to defining the difference between a chickadee and tit birds.

The chickadees are members of the same family although different species than tits. Tits are found in Europe and Asia and live in woodlands.  

The bushtit is the only species in this family that is found in North America. Also, there are two types of robins. The two species belong to two different families.

The European robin belongs to the world flycatcher family, while the American robin belongs to the thrush family.

You can watch the presentation I made of this printable – all the different ways it can be incorporated into your Bird Unit in the classroom. Check out these extensions.

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 19 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here. 

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