Creation Day 5 - Fish and Birds Theme for Preschool
This Creation Day 5 - Fish and Birds Theme page is based on Genesis 1:20-23
"20 And God said, 'Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.'
21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 God blessed them and said, 'Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.'
23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day." (Genesis 1:20-23, NIV)
This page includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas for your Preschool Classroom!
You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your theme or click the link below to go to a specific day of Creation.
Did you know there are around 10,000 species of birds and just under 28,000 species of fish in the world...and that covers the ones we KNOW about! God's creation is amazing! Use this day to learn more about the different types of birds and fish in the world!
Create a Bird
Materials needed: Feathers of all colors and sizes, glue, paper, googly eyes
Let the children create their own bird!
Handprint Birds and Fish!
Materials needed: Fingerpaint in different colors, googly eyes, and paint brushes.
Paint the children's hand in their choice of color or colors!
They make a hand print on the paper.
Their fingers are the back fin of a fish or the back feathers of a bird.
Let them add feet and beaks for birds, scales for fish, etc. by using their fingers in the fingerpaint.
Add googly eyes!
Nature Fish and Birds
Do you have a lot of leaves outside? Bring some in and let the children paint them to look like birds and fish.
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Materials needed: Round or oval crackers (body); cheese, presliced into small triangles (fins); shredded carrot (lips!); blueberry or raisin for eyes!
Healthy Bird Nest
Materials needed: pretzel sticks, block of different colors of cheese, raisins, cheese grater
Let children help grate some cheese.
Place each ingredient in a separate bowl with a spoon in each.
Children take a scoop of each item and place into their own bowl.
Creation Day 5 - Fish and Birds Theme Activities for the Senses!
Bird Sensory Bin
ALLERGY WARNING AND INFORMATION..PLEASE READ!
I know it is very common to put birdseed in the sensory table. It feels cool and goes with the theme.
HOWEVER, you need to be aware that many birdseed manufacturers use peanut pieces in the birdfeed. It is for this reason that we do not have birdseed in the classroom for activities (we are a peanut free classroom).
Add black beans, black rice or sunflower seeds, just read the ingredients for allergy warnings.
Add toy birds, scoops, cups, water wheels, sifters, etc.!
Add water and plastic fish to your water table. Color the water. OR, add water and fish to a small wading pool.
Add small nets to fish with!
VARIATION: Instead of water, add colored jewels and colored fish tank gravel!
Creation Day 5 - Fish and Birds Theme Science Activities--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!
Observe a Bird Nest
My Mom LOVED to watch birds! We had bird houses all over our back yard! She would remove abandoned nests in the fall and bring them to the preschool for my preschool children to check out!
Materials needed: A bird nest that has been abandoned in a tree, magnifying glasses, paper and marker
The children take time to explore the nest. They draw or print what they see (or you print it for them!).
Really look at the nest! It is pretty amazing to see what they use in their nests! We have found lint, fabric from our patio chairs (oh no!), plastic and more!
Bird Nest in a Bottle
This is a follow up to the last activity. I found this idea on Pinterest and love it!
Materials needed: plastic water bottles....that's it!
Take a walk with the kids. Have them find items outside they might use to make a bird nest!
Leaves, twigs, etc.
Jellyfish in a Bottle
Really! This is AMAZING! I have never made one, but it looks great!
The instructions are on the link below!
Materials needed: Clear water bottle, transparent plastic grocery bag, thread, food coloring, scissors, water
Flatten grocery bag. Cut off handles and bottom. Cut seams (you now have 2 sheets of bag...use one for each bottle you make!).
From the center of one sheet, make a fold to shape into a small head for a jellyfish (just pinch a small area together) and tie that off with thread.***Leave a little opening in the head bubble....you will need some water to get in there! This is the head.
Now, cut the sheet from the edges up to the near the head for tentacles. Cut roughly, tentacles aren't smooth edged!
You should have 7 or 8 wide tentacles. Now cut those 7 or 8 up the middle!
Now fill the head with water.
Fill your water bottle. Push your jellyfish, head first, into the water bottle.
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