Have you ever watched a bird fly? Isn’t it just amazing! You’re going to use your eagle eye to observe some birds, thinking about what they do and how they move. Then you’ll have a chance to imagine what it’s like to be a bird and why they do what they do.
Safety advice: In this activity you might be going outside and standing or sitting in one spot where you will look around and identify as many colours as you can. Before heading outside check with your parents/caregivers if there are any rules for being outside that you need to know about. They may decide it’s best to come with you.
This activity is a great one to do together as a family. Younger kids will need support to complete this activity.
Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 5 – 8
- fresh air
Time required: 20-30 minutes
Curriculum connections: Science, Critical and Creative Thinking
When completing an activity like this with kids, it can be useful to use additional prompts around what you’re doing to deepen the experience for kids. Prompts you could use include:
- Why do you think that? Tell me more about that.
- What does this make you think about?
- What information is new to you?
- What questions do you have about this?
- What did you find interesting or important about this?
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
- Bird Observation Checklist
- Drawing or writing materials
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.