Birds Storytime – revised
For a craft project, make one of these fun bird crafts: 25+ Easy Bird Crafts for Preschoolers – Happy Hooligans
Cole, Lo. Ten on a Twig. One by one, birds fall off the twig on which they are resting in this original counting story.
Frost, Maddie. Wakey Birds. The title characters like to stay up at night, but some animals help them fall asleep in this story filled with onomatopoeia.
Hutchins, Pat. Good Night, Owl!, This cumulative story has lots of bird sounds.
Jenkins, Martin. Bird Builds a Nest. In this brief informational picture book, a bird builds a next.
Lemniscates. Birds. Filled with facts, this simple informational picture book compares and contrasts various birds.
Matheson, Christie. Bird Watch. Using this seek-and-find book, have your audience count backwards as they try to find various birds in the story.
Maynor, Megan. A House for Every Bird. A little girl draws birds and houses, matching them by color, until they come alive and seek out different houses to reflect how they feel.
Sonenshine, Randi. The Nest That Wren Built. In this cumulative story, a wren family builds a nest with found materials.
Waddell, Martin. Owl Babies. The audience will participate in this sweet story with repetition.
See the earlier version of this storytime outline: Birds Storytime Ideas (bayviews.org)
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool