Below: A diagram showing how to sketch a cute little bluebird.
Below: A bluebird to color.
Below: A pattern with plans for an OFFICIAL bluebird house.
There are quite a few various activities about Bluebirds here: http://www.sialis.org/children.htm
Below: An adorable photo of a bluebird perched on some forsythia.
The Program: This past weekend, Dumma (grandmother of the Cherubs) came up from Atlanta and attended The Bluebird Program at our local library with Cherub 1, Cherub 2, and Cherub 3.
The TWRA (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency) representatives gave a nice presentation that told all about the Eastern Bluebird. It's habitat, food, nest building, and much much more.
Five little bluebirds, hopping by my door
One went to build a nest, and then there were four.
Four little bluebirds singing lustily One got out of tune,
and then there were three.
Three little bluebirds, and what should one do,
But go in search of dinner, leaving only two.
Two little bluebirds singing just for fun,
One flew away, and then there was one.
One little bluebird sitting in the sun.
He took a little nap, and then there was none.
- Children's Nursery Rhyme
The Cherubs had a GRAND time with Dumma on Saturday.
Our family has long been Bluebird fans, as I said previously -- several Bluebird families used to nest in boxes in front of our old house, and now we have a new family of bluebirds nesting at our new house. They are so funny to watch !!
Here are some links for more information about the Eastern Bluebird:
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/bluebird.html (you can also HEAR Blue Bird’s song on this site, near the bottom)
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Eastern_Bluebird.html (you can also HEAR the Blue Bird’s song on this site too !)
The Bluebird (By: Emily Huntington Miller)
I know the song that the bluebird is singing,
Out in the apple-tree where he is swinging;
Brave little fellow, the skies may look dreary;
Nothing cares he while his heart is so cheery.
Hark! how the music leaps out from his throat,
Hark! was there ever so merry a note?
Listen awhile and you’ll hear what he’s saying,
Up in the apple-tree swinging and swaying.
“Dear little blossoms down under the snow,
You must be weary of winter, I know;
Hark, while I sing you a message of cheer;
Summer is coming and spring-time is here!
“Little white snowdrop! I pray you arise;
Bright yellow crocus! come, open your eyes;
Sweet little violets, hid from the cold,
Put on your mantles of purple and gold;
Daffodils! daffodils! say, do you hear?—
Summer is coming and spring-time is here!”