Topic: The Best Nest
Book: The Best Nest
•Learn about birds’ homes
•Learn about what birds may use to build a nest
•Learn places birds can put their nests
•Nest Building Supplies
•leaves (base material, we used palm branches that were left from Palm Sunday)
•yarn (for sweater string and stocking string)
•thread (for horse hair and man hair)
•stuffing (for mattress stuffing)
Large Group Activities
•Talk about birds and where they might live. Ask students for their thoughts. Ask what they might make nests from.
•Read The Best Nest.
•Bring out nest building supplies and pass out a few pieces to each student.
•Have the students help assemble a nest like the one the birds built in the story.
Table Time Activity
•Hand out paper and feathers. Give each student at least two feathers.
•Put paint on trays and allow students to use the feathers as paint brushes to create art.
•Encourage the students to try different techniques, such as stamping or dragging the feather across the page.