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Bird Pre-Writing Activity and More Bird Themed Activities for Kids

A simple bird pre-writing activity printable, plus more bird themed activities for kids to enjoy after reading “Are You My Mother” by P.D. Eastman.

A simple bird pre-writing activity printable, plus more bird themed activities for kids to enjoy after reading "Are You My Mother" by P.D. Eastman. #vbcforkids #kidlit #picturebooks #kidsactivities #preschoollearning #kindergarten #homeschool

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This week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids pick is P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother?

In this cute classic picture book, a mother bird heads off to find food for her baby bird just as it is hatching. The egg hatches in the mother’s absence, and newly hatched baby bird sets off to find its mother in unlikely places. He walks right past his real mother, of course, but is safely deposited in his nest right before his mother returns with a juicy worm for him to eat.

Our Bird Pre-Writing Activity for Kids

My daughter Anna loves simple printable activities right now, so I made her an easy matching game. It’s very simple: draw a line matching the bird on the left side of the page with the identical (flipped) bird on the right side of the page.

My five-year-old loved it – her reaction was, “When can I get more?” Then she flipped the page over and worked on her fine motor skills some more by tracing the birds on the back of the page.

You can download our bird pre-writing activity here (or by clicking on the image above). I hope you enjoy it!

More Bird Themed Learning Activities for Children

Most children are fascinated by birds! Most birds are quite small, but they are able to FLY! My kids have all enjoyed the non-fiction picture book About Birds: A Guide for Children.

Here are more great bird themed learning activities for kids:

Anna would love more activities like this one! Do you have a bird pre-writing activity for her to try? How about other fun bird themed learning activities? Please share in the comments below, or on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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