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Butterflies Lesson Plans and Themes from The Teacher's Guide. Wildlife Aid Education | free Primary science and related resources | bird song. All About Birds. © Contributed by Leanne Guenther What's a bird? Do you know what makes a bird different from other animals? Blue Jay - bird Karner Blue Butterfly - insect Is it the pretty colors? No -- other animals, like fish and insects, come in all sorts of beautiful colors too. toucan - bird platypus - mammal Is it the bill or beak?

No -- other animals, like the duck billed platypus (a mammal), have bills too. crocodile egg Is it the eggs? No -- other animals, like fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects and even some mammals, hatch from eggs as well. bald eagle - bird dragonfly - insect Is it the wings? No -- other animals, like insects and some mammals, have wings. Then what is it!? Peacock - bird All birds have feathers and birds are the only animals that do!

Feathers do many jobs for birds. The color of the feathers can be used to hide the bird or to help the bird find a boyfriend or a girlfriend! Scientific information: Birds are a scientific "class". Life - Classification and Keys teaching resources at TopicBox.net. Sorting and classification of animals and plants resources can be found here. There are many minibeast related resources which will delight KS1 and KS2 teachers alike. Advanced sorting Great sorting task for KS2 pupils. Insects, molluscs and spider can be sorted. View now Animal activities Ideal for younger KS1. View now Animal ID This section of Oxford Museums website will support discussions on grouping and… View now Animal information Lots of animal information.

View now Bird song identification Listen to birdsong and identify the bird who created it… View now Butterfly website Super clipart to create a key, lots on gardening, conservation and plenty for le… View now Classification BBC science clips for older KS2 pupils. View now Classification of the animal kingdom A good upper KS2 resource. View now Classify and identify insects / minibeasts This site will help you to identify different insects… View now Classify Animals Classify animals by their characteristics - mammal, reptile, fish, amphibian, bi…

Activities by Eco Friendly Kids (UK) Garden. Worm Theme for Kids. Looking for a different theme? Think about worms! Fun in the spring time and of course in the Fall! (Apples and worms go together!) Art, Crafts, Science, Games, Snacks, Facts, Book Worm Slogans, Finger Play, and more! Updated April, 2013 • Dip pieces of yarn into paint and drag it across paper to make squiggles, lines, etc 1. WORM ART #3 Materials: 8 1/2 X 11 paper Brown liquid tempera Small jars, 6 inches of stringA clothes pin •Mix tempera to a consistency that won't drip-but not too thick. WORM NOTE HOLDER CRAFT For one Holder Use: 1 clip type clothespin Four 1" green pom-poms Two 6 mm google eyes Glue Small magnet strip Glue the pom-poms to one end of the clothespin. MAKE A GARDEN WORM (Craft) Need: Opaque tights or stockings, cut to thigh length Rubber bands Plastic grocery bags, preferably all the same color.

INCHWORM MAGNET Materials: 5 pompoms 1 wiggle eye 1 craft stick Glue Magnet 1. PLAY DOUGH that LOOKS LIKE MUD! (WORMS LIKE DIRT!) (Thank you Andrea!) 1. This one is fun! 3. 1. Wildlife Watch - Spotting sheets. Garden Activities by The Kids Garden (UK) EYFS & KS1 Minibeasts teaching resources. Key Stage 1 lesson plans and activites for schools and classrooms. Free to download from RSPCA education. KS1. Learning Outside the Classroom. The Environment. Below, you will find a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children about the environment and recycling. If you have any relevant resources to share, please email them and I will add them to this page. Thank you! Greener Schools - Some videos which have useful ideas for making your schools greener. Our Carbon Footprint - A factsheet which explains what it meant by the term 'Carbon Footprint'. Contributed by Perry Day. <A HREF=" Find ideas and resources linked to popular environmental books!

KS1 and KS2 art: be inspired by nature. When I was a schoolboy, way back in the last century, one of the things I loved doing seems, well, a little old-fashioned. Nature study, we used to call it, in those innocent years BNC (Before the National Curriculum). At the first signs of the changing seasons, my classmates and I would be sent to explore the distant corners of the playing field, to pounce victoriously on unsuspecting daisies before plucking them out of the soil and sellotaping them into our exercise books.

Back in the classroom, we would endeavour to make detailed drawings of our specimens, and I like to imagine that our teacher encouraged us with the words of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin: “I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.” I suspect Ruskin would be horrified to find that, today, some children would be more inclined to Google a daisy than draw it. 1. Intertwining tiles 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Tips 1. Nature detectives.

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O’Keeffe Flowers (Get Kids to Draw BIG!): Free Lesson Plan Download. Grade Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Color and Space Art Skills: Drawing Large Making Connections: Art History * Get more free lessons like this, on our Lessons Page Click to Download Free Lesson Plan I had nearly written off teaching Georigia O’Keeffe to 2nd grade students.

Tips for Kids to Draw BIG Tell them the flower feel off right off the paper! I can do this! Here are some of the initial drawings, which I had the kids outline in Sharpie when they were done drawing. After students outlined with Sharipe, I had them also define some parts with colored watercolor markers. This great Art Ed lesson plan is 100% FREE to download! Easy Kids’ Garden Projects: Gardening. The other night I was distracted in an elegant restaurant by a preschool child watching a movie – at the table, on a portable DVD player. True, this eatery wasn’t a kid-friendly place with paper tablecloths and crayons, and the kid wasn’t making a ruckus; but neither was he engaged with his surroundings – or with his parents, who in turn were missing (or ignoring) any “teachable moments” that are so precious to a young child’s development. Don’t give old shoes the boot – let the kids turn them into containers!

Photo Credit: Felder Rushing These scarecrows are easy and fun to make. A few empty cans, colorful paint and some string can make for creative wind chimes. With a few foam egg cartons, yucca plants can “bloom” a dozen times over… And you thought kids only liked their potatoes fried… Maybe I’m being too critical. Kids are like that. Try these easy, memorable, late summer outdoor activities that can give fingers and minds something to do besides text messaging and opening pizza boxes: