We’re back with our second letter craft and it’s b is for bird – both J and T’s first no name word has been Bird usually shouted very loudly and pointing out for the window (yes we do get a fair few birds in the garden). As I explained in our previous letter recognition post J has started to show an interest in letters and wants to know “What is that” all the time so we are working through the alphabet with objects for each letter that he’s interested in.
What you need to make b is for bird
Black Card (or other coloured depending on what colour you want your birds body)
Yellow construction paper for the beak
PVA (white) glue
How you make b is for bird
We are sticking all of our letters into an alphabet scrapbook for J which I managed to pick up cheap in town (The Works for those that live in the UK) so stocked up on a few. Each page is devoted to the letter craft so I drew a b and wrote Bb and bird on the page as well as cut out a lowercase b – we are working through the lowercase of the alphabet first and I’m teaching him the letter sounds (phonics) rather than the letter names.
We finally have a glue stick so J used the new glue stick to glue on the b to stick to the page. He did mention that it looked like d when it was the wrong way around which is great as it means that he’s connecting what we read with the crafts that we are doing as well.
J painted glue down the stick of the letter b and then added feathers to the letter to create a feathery tail for his bird. I had cut out a small beak from some yellow construction paper which he then stuck on the round part of the b and added a goggly eye to his bird.
J is very proud of his bird and when Rainy Day Dad came home he showed it off to him straight away.