Birds and Feathers Investigation
My Preps have been collecting feathers for a while now. They will love this investigation area.
There are magnifying glasses to encourage "looking closely" and ink drawings of feathers pinned up near our bird nest.
I love this hessian tree from ZART Art.
The limbs are wired and easily bent to hold and support the bird nest I found in our garden.
The little basket holds some Montessori Bird and Egg cards. The feathers here are very long and I am hoping it encourages some talk about measuring and length.
I try to incorporate sensory items into every area so I added some little wooden egg rattles.
Hopefully the Australian Birds book will encourage some bird watching at outdoor play time.
I might add some binoculars in a few days.
That ostrich feather is so soft.
I always include clipboards in my investigation areas. They encourage writing and recording of all the Preps discoveries.
This area was intentionally designed as a cosy space for 3 children. Small investigation areas keep the noise to a minimum. Well that's the plan anyway!