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Engaging Summer Activities by Workybooks

humming birds worksheet

Summer is the perfect time to engage children in outdoor activities to stimulate their curiosity and foster a love for nature. Birds, with their vibrant colors and melodious songs, capture the attention and imagination of young minds. To enhance their learning experience, we have curated a collection of free, Grade 1 and Grade 2 common core-aligned bird worksheets. These worksheets provide informative text, captivating visuals, and interactive exercises to teach children about various bird species.

Let’s take a closer look at some of these free worksheets and the skills they promote.

1. Worksheet: Hummingbirds – Discovering Nature’s Tiny Aerial Acrobats (1.RI.1.1-3)

Link: Worksheet – Hummingbirds

Description: This worksheet introduces children to the enchanting world of hummingbirds. Through an engaging informational text, students learn about these tiny, colorful birds and their remarkable abilities. Following the reading, the worksheet includes comprehension questions, including fill-in-the-blanks and free response, to reinforce reading comprehension skills.

2. Worksheet: Samantha and the Birds – A Feathered Adventure (1.RF.1.4.A-3)

Link: Worksheet – Samantha and the Birds

Join Samantha on her exciting adventure with birds in this captivating short story. The passage revolves around Samantha and her bird feeder, where she observes different birds visiting her garden. This worksheet focuses on reading comprehension skills and includes multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of the story.

3. Worksheet: Main Idea – Birds – Unveiling the Essence of Avian Life (2.RI.2.6-2) 

Link: Worksheet – Main Idea – Birds


Description: Understanding the main idea is an essential reading skill. In this worksheet, children delve into the world of birds through an informational text. After reading the passage, students are challenged to identify the main idea and provide two supporting details. This activity not only strengthens their comprehension abilities but also introduces them to the concept of identifying central themes in a text.

4. Worksheet: Toucans – Exploring Tropical Bird Wonders (2.RF.2.4.C-2)

 Link: Worksheet – Toucans

Description: The vibrant and exotic toucans fascinate children with their unique features. This worksheet presents an informational text on toucans, incorporating domain-specific vocabulary words. Students are encouraged to define these words using context clues, enhancing their vocabulary and critical thinking skills. The engaging visuals accompanying the text further enrich the learning experience.


Incorporating these bird-themed worksheets into summer activities can make learning enjoyable and engaging for children. Here are a few ideas to enhance their experience:

  1. Bird-Watching Adventures: Take children on a nature walk or visit a local park where they can observe birds in their natural habitat. Encourage them to identify different bird species and relate their findings to the information they have learned from the worksheets.
  2. Create a Bird Journal: Provide children with a notebook or journal to record their observations and drawings of birds. They can write descriptions of the birds they encounter, note their behaviors, and even include interesting facts they have learned from the worksheets.
  3. Arts and Crafts: Combine creativity with learning by engaging children in bird-themed arts and crafts activities. They can create bird masks, design their own bird feeders, or paint pictures of their favorite birds. Encourage them to incorporate details they have learned about birds from the worksheets into their artwork.
  4. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: Organize a bird-themed scavenger hunt where children search for specific birds or items related to birds mentioned in the worksheets. This activity promotes observation skills and reinforces their understanding of the topics covered.

Remember, these bird-themed worksheets are available in digital and full-color formats and also in printable black and white versions. Whether you prefer the vibrant visuals of the digital worksheets or the hands on  printable versions, these resources cater to your preferences. Additionally, our Workybooks digital library offers a wide range of captivating and interactive nature-based worksheets that extend beyond birds. Explore the vast collection now to discover more exciting resources that promote learning and appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

Let us embark on a journey of discovery and exploration this summer! 






Neha Goel Tripathi, PhD

Accomplished sustainability educationist with over 20 years of experience in city planning, architecture and teaching. Experienced in research and consultancy on various projects covering climate change, sustainability, eco-sensitive zones, and smart cities. Passionate educator currently working on innovating climate change curriculum for K-12 students. I am driven to nurture students' critical thinking and awareness on environmental sustainability.

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