Our four sweet little birds are doing great, so far as I can tell. They are still snuggled in their nest and staying warm and dry, as a strange cold front has swept through our area with all this rain. Their feathers are coming in more and more and filling out the nest, where it is almost impossible to tell them apart now – except for their tiny little beaks sticking up. If you haven’t seen our feathered friends, check them out on my Instagram!
In honor of our feathered friends camping out on the electric box, I have created some birdwatching playdough mats for your little ones. Playdough mats are great for working on counting, fine motor skills and even letter recognition. I recommend printing each page (preferably on cardstock, but printer paper will work too) and then laminating them for longevity. The nice thing about these mats is that they really are multi-purpose. You can use them with playdough for younger kids and then graduate to wipe-off markers as they get more fine motor skills. You can also use a variety of objects to place in the little boxes to help kids with their counting. My girls also love to use pom-poms to count.
Included in this set:
- 4 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
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Here are some books you might like to read as you work through this pack.
Birdwatching for Kids: Bite-sized learning & Backyard Projects by George H. Harrison
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America by Jonathan Alderfer
Beginning Bird Watchers Book with 48 Stickers by Sy Barlowe
Backyard Birding for Kids by Fran Lee
Bird Watching Record: Bird Watching Log by Journals for All
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America by Bill Thompson III
Backyard Bird Watching for Kids by George H. Harrison