Lesson 13: I Am Thankful for Birds and Insects


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 13: I Am Thankful for Birds and Insects is to feel gratitude for birds, insects, and creeping things.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"Strange Birds" by John Loveland

"Feeding the Birds" by President Milton R. Hunter


"In the Leafy Treetops"- Children's Songbook pg. 240

 "The World Is So Big"- Children's Songbook pg. 235

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"- Children's Songbook pg. 231

"Birds in the Trees"- Children's Songbook pg. 241

"All Creatures of Our God and King"- Hymn #62


My Primary 1 Lesson 13 handout packet includes

  • Bee headband- There are two versions- one with antenna and one without. I recommend making your own antenna  with black pipe cleaners and pom poms but if you don't have time for that, cut around the antenna and put a popsicle stick behind them so they won't bend as much.
  • Two bird cut outs- Accordion fold a colored piece of paper and stick through the cut out circles to make wings! They don't have to be perfect so your class could help fold as well as color the birds.

Activity Ideas

For the Birds- Solve the clues and guess the birds

Animal Jingles- Easy clues to guess the animals

Animal Matchup- Memory game with animals

Bible Birds- Color birds found in the Bible (matching scriptures)

Two Birds-Picture story

Birds of a Feather- Directions on how to make a bird craft

Food for the Birds- Directions to make bird feeder food

Color Bird Match- Fun File Folder game

Coloring Pages


Barnyard Music

Beasts of the Sea and Air