Drawing Lesson: Th is for Thrush!

Th stands for Thrush.

There are eight types of thrushes including the native and vagrant species that have been seen in North America. This does not include other bird species such as the bluebirds, robins, fieldfare, Veery and Solitaire, who are all members of the thrush family.

Generally, thrushes are slender-billed songbirds. Thrushes vary from 13 to 30 cm (5 to 12 inches) in length. They are usually not brightly coloured, but many have patches of bright yellow, red, or blue on otherwise plain plumage.

Thrushes eat insects and fruit; a few take snails or earthworms. They build open cup-shaped nests (or, in the case of a few of the chat-thrushes, occupy cavities), in which they lay three to six pale, often bluish eggs.

This is a brown Thrush but there are other species that have red to orange breasts and blue feathers.

Many Thrush birds are song birds so some of the children drew musical notes. I love that part! Many of the birds are also surrounded by juicy red berries on the tree!

 Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 5 year old

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Drawn by a 6 year old

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Drawn by a 6 year old

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These birds are all beautiful!!

I did this lesson again with another class, with a few changes. Here are the results.

We talked about all the many kinds of birds in the Thrush family…

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We read a fun book! Feathers for Lunch. This book is about a cat who gets out of the house and is tired of the same old lunch. The cat wants something wild! But unfortunately his bell around his neck gives him away and all he can ever catch is feathers for lunch! I didn’t have a bell, but I did have a bike bell. I hid it behind my back and rang it when we came to the right page. It added to the fun effect.

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 Love this book!

Drawn by a 3 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old!

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 5 year old

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Drawn by a 7 year old

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My preschool class had a little cat peeking out of the window in their drawings!

Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Darling…..

 

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