Mole and the Baby Bird

Have you read Mole and the Baby Bird? I was introduced to this sweet story at a teacher training a few years ago and I fell in love immediately. The story is about a Mole who finds a baby bird. He and the bird become good friends, but as the bird grows, Mole wrestles with his love for the bird and his knowledge that the bird is meant to be free. Read this book and then ask your little ones, “What would you do if you found a baby bird? Keep it in a cage, or let it go free?”.  And then ask yourself.

With the birth of my little boy, this story gained an even greater depth of emotion. I can’t imagine the day he will grow up and leave my little home. Hopefully, he’ll be obnoxious enough in his teenage years that I’ll have something to hold me back from throwing my arms around his legs and refusing to let him leave. There will be tears. But little birds are meant to fly free, and little boys are meant to be men. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Enough of the sappy stuff, lady. Since your little people are tiny and currently within arms reach, read them this sweet story, ask important questions, learn important things, and do some fun activities to go with Mole and the Baby Bird. Here’s our lineup!

Cooking: Baby Bird Fruit Salad

Sensory: Magformer Bird Cages

Craft: Boingy Bird

Game: Feather Float

Song: Five Little Ducks

Science (STEM): Protect Your Peep!

Reading: Ducks in the Pond Reading Game

Mathematics: 10 Square Easter Egg Math

Writing: Mole and the Baby Bird Writing

 

Ta-ta! See you next week!

Author: Tawni

Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.

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