Here is a fun and simple game:
Painters tape to mark off a big circle to represent a nest or follow my FREE directions for a paper nest by clicking here.
Beaks for birds (optional!)
Red feathers for students to stick into their hair (optional)
Divide your class into three groups. Mother birds (girls), Father birds(boys) and baby birds(boys and girls). The total number of mother and father birds should be equal to the number of baby birds. Select one mother (or father) bird. Mother bird wears the blindfold. Give mother bird a gummi worm to feed her baby with. Now, baby bird sits in the nest circle and tweets. Mother bird must find baby bird by following the tweets. Mother bird feeds her baby a gummi worm. Students can then switch roles and the game continues.
This fun little game can be used to reinforce the following cardinal facts:
Mother cardinals actually sing on the nest. This is thought to guide the father cardinal to the nest.
Both male and female cardinals care for their young.
Cardinals are seed eaters… so gummi worms are not entirely accurate… oh well…have fun and don’t over think it.