Homeschool Lesson Plan: Kindness To Living Things


*Lesson is appropriate for children ages 3-8 (tailored for my three children ages 3, 5 and 7).

Poetry:

Read Aloud:

Music:

Math:

Journal:

  • 7 year old: “If I could talk to animals I would…”
  • 5 year old: Read and copy sight word sentence – “I like to look in the nest.”
  • 3 year old: Trace the word “KIND” and draw a picture of how you can be kind.

Activities:

  • Make pinecone, peanut butter, bird seed bird feeders
  • Go on a nature walk to hang up homemade bird feeders, install our nests and pick up trash.

Centers:

Homeschool Lesson Plan: Birds

*Lesson is appropriate for children ages 3-8 (tailored for my three children ages 3, 5 and 7).

Poetry:

Read Aloud:

Music:

Math:

Journal:

  • 7 year old: “If I could fly…” and draw a picture of a bird.
  • 5 year old: Read and copy sight word sentence – “I want to fly like a bird.” and draw a picture of a bird.
  • 3 year old: Trace the word “BIRD” and draw a picture of a bird.

Activities:

Centers:

  • Playdough with glitter added
  • Bird seed sensory bin (I threw in our laminated eggs from the Life, Abundantly free Counting Bird Activity Set and set the egg poster out beside the bin for them to cover up the eggs with as they find them in the seeds; also included a scooper because its fun to pour!)
  • Finger knitting

Homeschool Lesson Plan: Eggs and Nests

*Lesson is appropriate for children ages 3-8 (tailored for my three children ages 3, 5 and 7).

Poetry:

Read Aloud:

Music:

Math:

  • Counting Bird Activity Set – This is an awesome FREE resource I found, from Life, Abundantly. Print and cut out ahead of time or have kids help cut out. I laminated ours for future use.
    • 7 year old: Rolling dice and multiplying them using groups of eggs in the nest. Picking a numbered egg and using anywhere from 2-4 eggs that add up to that number.
    • 5 year old: Lining up eggs and counting them. Rolling two dice and adding the total of those dice to the nest.
    • 3 year old: Lining up eggs and counting them. Rolling dice and putting that many eggs into nest.
  • Eggs In A Nest Division Worksheet (7 year old)

Journal:

  • 7 year old: “If I needed to build a nest…” (Who am I? Where? What will I use?) & draw a picture of your nest.
  • 5 year old: Read and copy sight word sentence – “I see three eggs in the nest.” Draw a picture of your nest.
  • 3 year old: Trace an egg and the word “EGG” & draw a bird inside of your egg.

Activities:

  • Nature hike to collect nest supplies (i.e. small twigs, straw, grass, moss).
  • Make homemade play dough, using this great recipe from Fun Learning for Kids. For a more natural look, don’t add food coloring. Let kids do all the scooping, pouring, stirring and kneading. I added cinnamon. It smells nice! And I added quite a bit of cornstarch while kneading to make the dough less sticky. It made it nice and soft.
  • Make bird nests using supplies from hike and playdough.

Centers:

  • Playdough
  • Plastic easter eggs with corresponding colored counting bears
  • Books – spring themed