So, this is our bird theme week. We have what seems to me to be a very large amount of them in our yard, and Cadence is interested in them. We've been reading a wonderful non-fiction bird book that my parents gave her for her second birthday. It's About Birds by Cathryn and John Sill. It can be very difficult to find non-fiction that is appropriate for young preschoolers, but this one totally is. Realistic wildlife pictures show a variety of birds doing a variety of bird things, with simple one sentence text for each page.
Anyway, we've been learning about birds' nests from that book, and I saw a great idea (here) for bird nest snacks and had to do it. I didn't have marshmallows so I winged the recipe a little - threw in some peanut butter instead, but it's the classic chinese noodle butterscotch haystack recipe. And we could have put peeps in the nests for the birds, but they freak me out a little bit, so we just did jelly bean eggs.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and dancing to the song Birds by Hap Palmer.