Wildlife in winter

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Consider how wildlife survives during the winter with these creative ideas

Wildlife in winter

1 Birdwatch

Create a graph of winter birds that visit your setting

EYFS Area of learning > Mathematics > Numerical Patterns

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Bird food; bird table (optional); outdoor area; large sheet of paper; scissors; ‘Birdwatch’ activity sheet; pens; colourful sticky dots (optional).

What to do

Scatter some bird food on the ground or position a bird table with food on in a suitable area outside your setting, for example, beside a low-level window.

Create a ‘bird-watching area’ inside your setting, using paper to screen the window so that the birds do not get frightened away by the busy activity inside. Carefully cut out a viewing slot in the paper at child’s eye level for the children to watch the birds from behind the screen.

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