Spring is in the air! The cherry blossoms are blossoming, the frog eggs are in the ponds, and the green hills of the Emerald Isle are becoming a little more green. Not to mention that the wintering waterfowl are on their way to their summer habitats and the chatter of smaller birds fill the trees in the mornings. I even saw a very large bumblebee last week!
Now is the perfect time for children to learn about the cycles of nature and the awakening world around them. This week I’m focusing on birds and bees; both as a nature study and with some fun thrown in for good measure.
Where are you and what signs of spring are you seeing in your neck of the woods this week? Let me know in the comments below, I’d really love to hear!
If you missed last week’s round-up, I featured 7 Ways to Play With Lego. Have a look through and be inspired! This resource for Moms is packed full of parenting tips, activities for children, crafts, recipes and more!
Birds and Bees
I’m loving this awesome round-up by Child Led Life that many of my blogging friends are in (yours truly included). If you’re looking for a spring bird project to do with the kids, then this is the place to find it!
Year Round Homeschooling has lots of resources for learning more about birds, and in this post is focusing on nests. Find out how to encourage some birdlife into your area.
In All You Do is sharing a free birds mini puzzle unit (and you can also find lots of other bird resources here as well).
Crafty Moms Share is reviewing a book on Simple Patchwork Gifts and it has at least a couple of bird patterns in it. Perhaps this will be my next bird project (I’m currently trying to crochet some birds)!
Year Round Homeschooling has a fun quiz about bees, links to videos, crafts, and more! It’s time for the kids to get