Once I saw a little Bird 

QR Code Chapter 04


Sing and enjoy this poem

Once I saw a little bird

 Come hop, hop, hop,

 I cried, "Little bird, Will you stop, stop, stop?"

I was going to the window

 To say, "How do you do?"

 But he shook his little tail

 And away he flew.

A boy trying to stop a little bird by putting his hand out of the window while the bird flew away.

New words

bird          hop         stop         tail         window.

Let's         read

The bird flies out of the window.

We must stop cutting trees.

Reading is fun

  • What did the child see?
  • What was the little bird doing?

Two little birds are flying

Let's talk

  • Do you see any birds around your school or your house?
  • Have you tried talking to them?

Let’s do

Join the letters from a to z.

A bird with a long body and big colorful feathers.

Trace over the dotted lines and letters.now colour the stars.

Letters m,n,p,q and t written in stars.

Say these words aloud and talk about the picture. Then tick the right colour.

Roof         door         windows         walls         floor         plants         dustbtn

The roof is pink / blue.

The walls are yellow / red.

The windows are green / brown.

The door is blue / grey.

The dustbin is pink / green.

The plants are green / orange.

The floor is grey / brown.

A house

Mittu and the Yellow Mango

Listen and enjoy this story

Mittu was a parrot. A green parrot with a red beak.

One day Mittu was flying. He loved to fly.He looked down. He saw a big yellow mango on a tree.

There is a house and few trees and a parrot is flying in the sky near the house.

Mittu liked mangoes.

"I want to eat that yellow mango," he said.

He flew down to the tree.

A parrot looking at a mango on a tree.

"Caw, caw, go away. This is my tree," said a voice. Mittu looked up. He saw a big black crow.

"Caw, caw, go, go," the crow shouted. He had a very loud voice. Mittu was afraid of the crow. He flew away.

A crow sitting on the branch of the tree with mango is shouting at the parrot.

Mittu saw a red balloon. It was under a tree. He had an idea.

He picked up the red balloon. He was careful not to burst it.

He flew to the mango tree. The crow was sitting on the tree. Mittu went behind the tree.

The parrot looking at a big balloon lying on the ground under the tree .

He pecked the ballon with his red beak.

Pop the ballon burst. It made a loud noise.

The parrot is holding the balloon with its beak near the branch of the tree, where the crow is sitting.

Caw said the crow.

And he fell of thee.

Caw caw a big gun is after me, said the crow.

He flew away.

He never  came back to the tree.

The parrot bursted the balloon and the crow flew away.

Mittu came to the tree.

He ate the big yello mango.

Yummy yummy,

What a nice mango he said.

He was very happy.

Clever Mittu.

The parrot eating the mango from the tree.

Chtira Narendran

New words

Black         crow         mango         parrot

Let’s read

I like eating a mango.

I like feeding a crow.

Reading is fun

  • What did Mittu see on the tree?
  • What did the big black crow say?
  • What did Mittu see under the tree?

Let's talk

  • Do you like eating mangoes?
  • Do you like green mangoes? Why?
  • Do you like yellow mangoes? Why?


Let's share

Colour the chilli red and the parrot in colours of your choice.

  A parrot with a chilli in its beak.


Parrot with a red beak,

Can you really speak?

Mituu, Mituu,


Trace the path of the lady bird.

A dotted path travelled by a lady bird.

Match the fruit and vegetables to the trees they grow on

Few bananas  


Coconut tree A coconut tree

Coconuts coconut

Apple tree An apple tree.

An apple apple

Banana tree A Banana tree

A bunch of grapes grapes

Mango tree A mango tree.

A mango mango

Grapevine A grapevine tre

Learn to write

Draw over the dotted lines.

Dotted lines made in a tabla.

Say aloud
















Choose a letter from the box and complete the words below.                









d__ t






b__ n

Poem- once I saw a little bird

Story- Mittu and the Yellow Mango

Teacher's Pages 


The children look forward to this active approach of hearing, doing and participating. Now they can be given the freedom to choose their groups and tasks. Groups can be divided into those who want to (i) taste something tangy like a lemon, (ii) sweet like sugar, (iii) bitter like neem/bitter gourd or (iv) salt. Let them make nimbupani with the required ingredients and drink it. Shared activities will foster healthy relationships.


2  lemons, a little sugar, a little salt, neem leaves and drinking water.

  • Develop reading skills

By this time children should be able to read a few words. Involve them in a reading activity, laying emphasis on the highlighted words in the text.

  • Develop pronunciation

Say aloud with the children

 'Stop' says the red light, 

'Go' says the green. 

'Wait' says the yellow light, 

Blinking in between.

  • Exposure to language

Display sight words in the classroom. Sight word vocabulary is developed by using words repeatedly in meaningful contexts. Let children read these:

chilli        mango      parrot

  • Develop speaking skills
  1. The peacock is our national bird. The male bird has a beautiful tail. The female is called a peahen. Encourage children to talk about other birds they see in their school or near their homes.
  2. Conversation based on 'Role play'
  • At this stage children should be able to identify different sounds in their environment. Ask them to imagine that they are birds and let them call out to another bird. Encourage them to listen to sounds of nature (chirping of birds, rainfall, wind blowing etc.)

  • Act out a scene when the children are birds flying in the sky.
  • The children may be taken out and given their food outdoors. Let them be motivated to talk about different tastes after the meal or have a conversation about nimbu pani if the activity has been done.
  • Develop writing skills / fine motor coordination
  1. Write the following words and numbers on the blackboard — hop, stop, shop, mop and digits from 1  to 10. Use Activity Sheets and you can also start using a notebook to further

encourage the patterns as on pages 43 , 44 , 48 , 49  and 50.

  1. Show the children how to draw a bird/ make a bird with clay/play dough.
  • Raising awareness

Tell the class that birds are our friends. We can feed them with some grains or bread crumbs.