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Written by Jenny Wanderscheid   
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One Talented Bird
Talk to your children about how talented a Duck is. A duck can swim better than most animals while still being able to fly well.

Duck Walk
Have your children pretend to be ducks as they walk somewhere

How Many Eggs
Get a picture of a bird and make a nest. Write a different number on each bird. Let the kids place the correct number of eggs (corresponding numbers) into the birds nest.

Match The Eggs
Get an egg carton and color the inside (where the eggs sit) various colors. Have the children match the colors with those of Easter eggs and sort the eggs

Make Your Own Duck Nest
Provide you students with mud, sticks, grass, leaves, twigs, pine needles, and pebbles. Let you kids create their own duck nest.

Duck Feathers
Collect Duck feathers (or other bird) from the local park or petting zoo. Show your children how the feathers repel water by putting them on the table and squirting a small amount of water on them

Hatch a Bird
Use an incubator to hatch a baby chick (not a duck but hatched the same way). You can order an egg from several Internet sites or ask a local hatchery (most will be happy to help out a school) Do this experiment to get a better understanding of how the oil on ducks feathers help them stay afloat.  Take a dry cotton ball and quickly push it under water.  It quickly get saturated with water and will eventually sink.  Next take a dry cotton ball and cover the surface with oil.  Then quickly push it under water.  It stays afloat much better because the oil keeps the water from saturating.  Ducks bodies are a constant source of oil that they rub around their bodies with their beaks and it helps keep them dry and afloat! We have a duck pond near our school and we visit it if we do the duck.

Feather Pics
We ask the children to pick up as many feathers as possible and we stick that on a duck picture. The children also paint with the feathers, sort them according to size and colour.
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Sensory Awareness
Playing in colored water/ice cubes with plastic ducks.  

Dramatic Play
Children could make a theatre and pretend to be the mother duck and 5 little ducks.

Duck Watching
Go to a duck pond and see the ducks. Ducklings generally arrive in May.

Find the Egg Game
Teacher hides an egg while one child covers their eyes or goes out of the room. This child is the Parent Duck. The Parent duck tries to find the egg. All the ducklings (other children) quack softly and more and more loudly as Parent gets closer to where the egg is hidden, When the egg is found choose another Parent Duck and repeat.

Duck, Duck, Goose
Children sitting in a circle. One child walks around the circle touching each child on the head saying saying, "Duck, duck..." The child chooses a person and says "Goose." That child gets up and chases the other around the circle back to his/her spot where the first child sits down. The second child begins the game again.

Missing Duck Eggs
Put on grass, one egg per child. The children squat down, tucking hands under armpits, as ducks. Have a home base, a nest for the eggs to be returned to. As a duck they cannot use their hands to pick them up but must find other ways to get the egg back to the nest. Kick it with their foot, without standing up, or butting it with head, First one to get a egg back to the nest, is the winner.


 



Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2008 17:09
 

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