We have Spring Fever and are ready to be outside!
We made these "Birds Seen in Illinois" cards last year and have them out again! We use them as reference as we head outside for our first Spring Nature Hikes! Granted, we won't see a lot of these birds, yet. However, the kids love shuffling through & looking at the images.
We laminate ours and use them as reference flash cards. If used as Montessori nomenclature cards, we don't cut off the "answer bottoms" until the kids are comfortable with the names of each bird. Also, if you are going to cut off the "answer bottoms" right away, I suggest you sticker code them so the kids can self check their answers.
For example, place a green-circle-sticker on the back of Robin and place a green-circle-sticker on the back of the Robin's name. Then, stick a yellow star on the back of the Red Winged Black Bird and a yellow star on the back of its name. Continue doing this until each picture and each name has its own set of matching stickers. When the kids match the bird picture to the bird name, they can self-check by flipping over the cards and see if the stickers match.
By the way, Ornithology is the branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds. (My kids love learning those big words)
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