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.
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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:
- Birds & Nest Letter Matching
- Are You My Mother Screen-Free Coding Activity for Preschoolers
- Bird Shape Craft
- Bird Nest Math Activities
- Three Bird Life Cycle Spinners
- Design a Nature Bird Feeder
- Make a Cheerio Bird Feeder
- Make a Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder
- Watch a Bird Build a Nest
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 is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
5 thoughts on “Bird Pre-Writing Activity and More Bird Themed Activities for Kids”
It’s such a cute book. That’s a good activity to go with the book.
I am very much into birds right now. They are coming back from their winter vacation and filling the garden with their song. I missed them.
Love the Twitter bird is on the sheet! Mama is a social media maven, that is clear! :)
I remember Are You My Mother? A found it so funny when she was learning to read!
It’s a fun book! I remember reading it as a kid, and so does Mike!
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