Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fireworks and Hummingbirds~So Different Yet So Alike

Sometimes doing a little bit of nothing with the kiddos can easily add up to a lot of somethings.
On this Independence Day Eve, take a break from the hurry scurry picnic and firework preparation, relax, and watch the tiny bundles of energy--better known as hummingbirds, as they enjoy their evening meal. This video can easily be enjoyed for what it is—the amazing way that Mother Nature designs her masterpieces. Yet, the short clip can also provide a springboard for discussions. Similar to the activity that compared snowflakes and rainbows, hummingbirds and fireworks have many similarities and differences.
Discussion suggestions include their size, how they move, their colors, when we see them, nature or manmade, how close you must be to see them, etc.
After seeing how many of the tiny wonders flock to the feeder in my back yard, you might even want to add one to your yard.

***Please check back for a July-themed set of activities.***


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