Is your Tenderheart working on the Our Feathered Friends Merit Badge? Have they learned the parts of a birds? Now it is time to get outside and do some bird watching.
If you have followed my blog for a while, you will find that I often create my own worksheets that match the badge requirement. But sometimes it is not necessary to re-invent the wheel. Non-AHG material can be used.
Looking around I found a great bird record book at Think Crafts (here). You will need to print extra copies of page 3 to be used on your five bird watching outings.
Here are a few tips to make your bird watching adventure a success.
1.) If completing this as a unit, be sure to follow all American Heritage Girls Health and Safety Guidelines.
2.) Arm yourself with a great field guide. If you do not own one, check your local library.
3.) For one of the outings, consider staying inside and looking out the window (Girls will not have to be as quiet).
4.) If you have a large group of Tenderhearts, consider breaking them up into smaller groups for your outings.
5.) Set realistic expectations – Tenderhearts will not be able to bird watch for 3 hours. Make shorter trips to a variety of locations.
6.) Pack a snack.
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.