Friday, February 15, 2013

#FlannelFriday: Five Little Birds

First, I want to say a big thank you to Mel of Mel's Desk for sharing her patterns for the Five Little Birds. They were fantastic. I had such fun making them and the kids really liked them, too.

I used Elizabeth Mitchell's version of "Little Bird, Little Bird, Fly Through My Window" with the birds, but I also asked the kids some questions: which bird only has 2 colors on its body? What three colors do the other four birds have on their bodies. The week I did my birds story time I also had outreach story times at a local elementary school where I read to 4 grade levels. The older kids liked trying to identify the birds. The cardinal was called a red robin a lot. Several children identified the chickadee correctly which I thought was wonderful as I'd had to make a substitution for the gray felt as I didn't have any.

I'd like to make a few more birds, ones that are common/native to North Carolina like the Robin, Bluebird, and Indigo Bunting. One day!

Thanks again, Mel, for sharing your great patterns!


Jane said...

Your birds are beautiful.

Library Quine said...

These are lovely. I'd like to make a similar collection of British birds, but ours are SO dull by comparison!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Thank you, Jane and Library Quine.