Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS

Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
Teaching with TOOBS: EXOTIC BIRDS
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TOOB® miniature figures are a great way to incorporate learning through play; and these Teaching with TOOBs: Exotic Birds games highlight important literacy and math skills. Each of my Teaching with TOOBs sets includes…

  • Photo Matching Game: Instead of a straight “matching the figure to a picture of the figure” approach, I use colorful photos of the animal or object to target the critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting. To increase the level of difficulty, combine two or more sets.
  • Roll and Cover Addition Game: Children roll the dice and cover the answer/photo with the matching TOOB figure. One mat can be used to play independently or with a partner. Several children can play if you have a collection of game mats and figures. The first one to cover all of their photos wins.

The Exotic Birds set also includes these additional resources:

  • Three-Part Game Cards: Create multiple games with this set that includes a name, photo, and fun fact card for each bird. Match figures to names, fact cards to photos, figures to fact cards, and so on.
  • Birds of the World: Learn more about the flamingo and quetzal with these coloring pages from the Birds of the World series.

Bird Vocabulary Enrichment Words:

cockatoo, flamingo, hibiscus flower, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, macaw, parakeet, parrot, quetzal, snowy owl, white ibis

Targeted Skills:

  • Identifying exotic birds
  • Matching animals and their characteristics
  • Critical thinking skills of comparing and contrasting (analysis)
  • Adding numbers with sums from 2-12

Sample Pages: Please see the preview for sample pages. For those who may not be familiar with Safari TOOBs, I’ve also included “What, Why, and Where to Buy” information page in the preview.

Technical Info: The files are in PDF format, combined into a single zip drive, and are illustrated with high-definition photographs. For best results, duplicate the activities on cardstock, photo, or similar heavy paper; and laminate.

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Related Resources:

Animal Classes for PK-1: Beautiful Birds

Animal Classes for K-3: What Is a Bird?

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