Bird Watch Tally
"An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing." -Charlotte Mason
If there is one skill that nature effortlessly teaches our children, it's the skill of observation. If you think about it, there is always something to observe in nature, with or without animal sightings (which are very exciting but not promised). Is there a mushroom to be discovered? Or perhaps a new plant has grown through the soil as one of the first signs of Spring. And let's not forget the changes in weather, the seasons and natural habitats throughout the course of a one year and over longer periods of time.
On occasion, I will supply my children with resources with prompts to further develop their observation skills. One of our favorite pastimes at the moment is bird watching which is why I decided to make my own tally sheet for my oldest to document the observations of bird movement. The tally sheet focuses on documenting birds who are sitting, flying, feeding and walking and not the species. I would consider this a beginner level resource and can be used for younger children who may not be able to write or count but can still notice the various movements.
Download your FREE copy of the "Bird Watch Tally" sheet to bring with you on your next nature walk! Tag @theoutdoorhomeschool on Instagram so I can share on my page!
Please let me know if you have any questions about the tally sheet. My contact information is in the "About" section here on my website. Happy bird watching!