124 Lesson Plan Birds

Toddler 2 Lesson Plan

Topic: Birds


  • There are many different kinds of birds. Some common birds we see where we live are cardinals, blue jays, robins, geese, pigeons, owls,  and sparrows.
  • More exotic birds are are hummingbirds, eagles, ostriches , peacocks, toucans, penguins, parrots and more.
  • Birds live in nests that they build in trees with sticks, branches and leaves.
  • Birds eat a variety of foods which include seeds, plants and worms.
  • The majority of birds can fly, and they use their wings to do so.


Group Time:

o       Read Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek. Discuss the different types of birds- what are their differences and similarities?

o       Go through the homemade book we created of various types of birds. Discuss where they live, what they eat, and their physical characteristics.

o       Do the magnet board “There was a hole.” Talk about where birds live and the fact that birds come from eggs rather than their mommy’s belly.

o       Read Will You Be My Friend? By Nancy Tafuri. Talk about how both characters, bird and bunny, live in the same tree and become friends.

o       Ask the children “If you were a bird, where would you fly to?” Record answers.



o       Paint bird houses

o       Make bird nests with cupcake wrappers, shredded paper and bird seed.

o       Glue feathers on to small paper plates

o       Paint with peacock feathers

o       Paint toilet paper rolls then glue together to make binoculars for bird watching.




  • Cooked noodles to resemble worms.
  • Dirt and bugs.
  • Feathers, boxes and tongs
  • Paint cotton balls in sensory table, then bake to create bird eggs.



Special Activity

Visit our arboretum in the front of the school and bird watch.