Birds by Kevin Henkes Crafts and Activity

When the Virtual Book Club did Kevin Henkes books I absolutely fell in love with all of them, but Birds stuck out most.  First of all, Royal just adored the book.  And I loved it, too!

Whenever we spot it at the library we pick it up and keep it for a few weeks.  I think it’s time to just buy the book!

We just got it out again though, and I wanted to do a few crafts with Royal.  On one page it mentions that birds can be yellow, blue, brown, red, or even green, so I wanted to make a tree with all the different colors of birds.

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First I had Royal lay his arm on the page so I could trace it.IMG_2006

The we colored it in.  The whole arm tree was a daunting task for him, and he asked for my help.
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He decided that the birds needed a lot of branches to sit on, so he added a few branches…
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And then we used paint and fingers to make the birds!
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Colorful bird tree!!
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In another part of the book it says that sometimes when a bunch of birds are sitting in a tree and then fly away it’s like the tree is saying Surprise!!  We all think that part is pretty funny.  Royal and I recreated it with some black construction paper.  We started by tearing it all up together.
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Then I told him to stay very still, and I put the construction paper all up and down his arms and in his hands.
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And then he threw up the pieces of paper and yelled SURPRISE!!!  We must have done this 6 or 7 times before he was ready to move on.
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We had a lot of fun with this book and I’m so glad we have it for a few more weeks.  I’m sure I’ll be buying it pretty soon anyway!

 

You can check out the fun activities that Cassie did with birds back in August!
Birds on a Wire
Stamping Birds

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