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Bird Watch Week w/ MRASP LFH Blog - 02


Hey Everyone! It's Tuesday, our usual "long day" at MRASP and we have lots of activities running on zoom today. Catch up with Paul and the Class Team at the 4th grade hangout, Get all your questions answered at Homework Help with Joe, test your word knowledge at Scatergories with Brendan, or see if you can make a great escape with Chloe in Escape Room.


We're continuing on with Bird Watch Week and have more great activities involving our feathered friends! We have Bird House Drawings, Nest Building, and a Live Bird Cam. Also included in our post today are a Tic-Tac-Toe Game and of course a snack!


Birdhouse Coloring Worksheet

By Charlotte


Print out this coloring worksheet and have fun decorating a bird scene!


This worksheet can be done individually or with one other person.


Options:

-print out and color in as it is

-select your choice from each step and try to drawn on your own paper

-print out and cut out each piece to reassemble on your own paper and add your own background

-use the sheet as a reference to gather ideas to design your own birdhouse!




Have fun!!



Build a Bird's Nest

Crafted By Courtney


Birds spend hours searching for and collecting materials to make a cozy nest, so why not help them out? Lend them a hand -- or wing -- by trying this Build a Bird's Nest Activity.


Grade Level: All Ages


Individual or multiple people: Either!


Materials:

  • Nature and human-made materials

  • Modeling clay


Location: Table for crafting


Further instructions or accommodations:

In addition to twigs and leaves, birds like to use bits of string, yarn, lint, and other human-made materials to build and furnish their homes.


Take a walk outside and pretend that you are a bird that needs to make a nest. See what building materials you can find. Look for natural materials like leaves and twigs, and also for human-made materials.


When you get back home, shape some modeling clay into a bird's nest. Line the inside and outside of the nest with the things you collected, until you come up with the perfect bird home.



Find the perfect spot outside to keep your bird’s nest. A tree, bush, or shady spot in nature will be a great place to keep your nest. Observe it every day and see if you get any feathered visitors!



Cornell FeederWatch Cam


There’s nothing more peaceful and wonderful than having front row seats to a handful of different bird feeders and best sites around the country! Click the link to watch birds in their habitats live through The Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam. My personal favorites are the adorable Red-tailed Hawk newborns and the hummingbirds at the West Texas feeders. Enjoy nature’s beauty!


https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/cornell-lab-feederwatch/




Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe

By Julie


Grade Level: K-3


Individual or multiple people: multiple


Materials: 

Colored paper

Scissors

Chalk

Frisbee

Small bowl

Pen


Location: Outside


Further instructions or accommodations:


1). Trace a bowl on 5 sheets of the same color of paper.

2). Trace a bowl on 5 sheets on paper of a different color then you did in step 1.

3). Cut all 10 circles out.

4). Take a piece of chalk and draw a tic tac toe board on the grass or your driveway.

5). You are now ready to play Frisbee Tic Tac Toe!

6). Each player gets 5 circles of the same color of paper.

7). Have the first person throw the frisbee, and try to land it on one of the spaces of the grid

8). If the person is out of the grid or in between lines of the grid, the frisbee will go to the next person.

9). If a player however lands the frisbee in one of the squares, they can place their circle down.

10). When one of the players is able to land their frisbee in 3 of the squares in a row, that person will win the game.





Chicken Salad Lettuce Boats

Cooked Up By Brendan


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Individual or multiple people (with adult supervision)


Theme: Cooking


Materials:

½ cup Greek yogurt

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

½ tsp thyme

Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

1 ½ cups rotisserie chicken, cut into ½ inch cubes

1 small apple, cut into ½ inch cubes

½ cup red seedless grapes, halved

8 romaine lettuce leaves


Location: Kitchen


Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, oil, vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl until combined and set aside.

  2. Toss the chicken, apple cubes, and grapes together with the dressing in a large bowl until everything is combined.

  3. Scoop the chicken salad into each lettuce leaf and serve! The leaf makes a healthy edible scoop for the chicken salad - the perfect finger food!



Have a great day everyone! We'll catch you here tomorrow for more fun Bird Watching activities, outdoor games, and recipes.

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