Sunday, 30 December 2012

Birds, Birds and More Birds!

In Year 2, we do a literacy unit on 'How the Birds Got Their Colours' by Pamela Lofts.
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Whenever I can, I like to integrate art into what we are learning in other Key Learning Areas. Here are some bird artworks that I've done with my class on birds.

I had students paint bird templates with water colours and then cut out and decorate with glitter and feathers.

Here I provided students with a simple tree template. They drew birds in the branches and then painted.

Firstly, students wove using different coloured strips of paper. Then they secured the weave with sticky tape on the back and cut out in the shape of a bird.



  1. Hi Diana,
    Thanks for your kind comments. I am your first follower. Welcome to the bloggy world. I live in Wollongong which is not far from Sydney.

    Love your activity for How the Birds Got their Colours. I read all those Aboriginal Legend books to my students, they are great books.

    Classroom Fun

  2. These are very cute! I look forward to following along!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  3. I love this Diana! Those are precious!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I am going to learn a lot about technology from you! =)

    I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart