26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:26-27
For weeks, my daughters and I went outside about forty minutes before sunset and watched what we called “the evening migration.” Every night hundreds of birds would fly toward the sun – sometimes overhead, sometimes a bit south of us. We looked forward to it every night. In fact, my oldest daughter even choice this as one of her essay topics for our co-op class.
Get outside and notice the birds. Allow the kids to spend time observing with some of the journaling activities. Then, read a few more Scriptures about birds. Here are a few suggestions:
- Psalm 104:10-18
- Matthew 10:28-30
- Ezekiel 17:22-24
- Matthew 8:20
Also consider singing a hymn that mentions creation, such as “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” or “How Great Thou Art.” Another hymn is “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.”
- Notice the birds. Jesus even commands, “Look at the birds.”
- Listen to the birds.
- Record types of birds and where they go. Are they in the trees? Are they on the ground? Are they migrating?
- Sketch some birds or their nests.
- Research what may attract differing birds to your backyard. (Flowers, a bird bath, bird feeders, etc)
- Identify and learn about types of birds. Apologia Science is a great resource.
- Check out The Homeschool Scientist for additional resources.