Thursday, November 15, 2012

Angry Birds for Preschoolers - Part 3

Noooo! Not already the last post on the Angry Birds! This week was so much fun. Oh well, there's always the game, right? :)

Balancing marbles on golf tees

The Angry Birds are so very proud of their eggs and like to display them on pedestals! As such Adrian's job was to hammer in the pedestals and to then add the eggs on top. He simply loved it.

Angry Birds and their babies

Let's help the baby Angry Birds find their mommy and then, let's count how many babies each mommy has. Who has the most babies? Who has the least? How many babies are there total?

Angry bird eggs

Using homemade pompom Angry Birds and black beans, we pretended the beans were the eggs of the black birds. I added numbers in front of each bowl to indicate how many eggs each bird had in their nest.  Manipulating the beans was a bit of a fine motor activity I must say as they are so tiny to count.

Make your own Angry Bird

It was fun to make play doh birds. I let A choose his own feathers, goggly eyes and we used the "worms" from before to make feet. Making balls with play doh is still difficult for Adrian so I had to help but it was still enjoyable and creative.

Adrian made wings for his Angry Bird so it could fly

Cutting and classifying

I printed this activity from 1+1+1=1's Pack. I thought Adrian could first cut the 4 sheets to separate birds from piggies and then "read" where the pigs went and where the birds would go. It went very well and it was fairly easy for him to classify of  course.

Color by Word

From the same pack as mentioned above came a color by word activity. I had A "read" the color to see where to put what. He phonetically read the first letter and then chose the appropriate color.

Bird Matching Game / Memory Game

A favorite activity here. This one wasn't so easy. All birds and some were quite similar so A had to take his time. We printed these from Montessori Print Shop in their free download section. (Their cards are always nice and not expensive compared to the time it takes to make your own though)

Reproducing the app

Of course, Angry Birds week would not have been complete without a "real" game. In this picture, we see the Angry Birds with tin cans but we also used our wood blocks to build structures. Needless to say, it was noisy and exhilarating for Adrian. Building with blocks in a great activity for kids and A doesn't do it much...or didn't... ")

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Today, I'm happily linking up to:


  1. And Angry Birds as well...obviously, I was meant to find and follow your blog. Really enjoying it!

    1. I guess so! Welcome aboard! :) Thomas and Friends and Angry Birds are all the rage over here and now, we've added the Solar System to the list of "collectibles". LOL

  2. Awesome Angry bird games and learning. A great theme for preschoolers! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

    1. Glad you like my posts Janine. Thank you for coming over and taking a peek. I'm glad I get to link up with you every week!

  3. This looks like a great theme my preschoolers would enjoy participating in. :) I'm going to pin it for future reference. If you get the chance, I'd love for you to link up at Stress-Free Sunday.

    1. Thank you so much for by stopping by Mary Catherine! I definitely think a lot of children would love an Angry Birds Unit! :) It was very fun to create but at least as much fun to go through for me with Adrian. :) I'll definitely check out the link up. Thank you for the invitation.

  4. oh, boy would my son love this :) Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!

    1. You're welcome! Glad you like to unit! If your son loves the app as much as mine does, he'll be very excited to see any of these activities! :)