The bare trees during the Winter months make perfect viewing “grounds” for birds of all shapes and sizes. This fun bird activity and craft are easy to do and a fun way to learn about birds! Be sure to do a quick Google search on the birds in your area. Many migrate South for the winter, but many stay. Show your child pictures of the birds that are in your area so you can try to find them. If you live in the South, you can try to find some of the birds that have migrated to your area!
What you need:
- 2 empty toilet paper tubes
- Non-toxic markers and paints
- Piece of yarn
- Small unpainted bird house from a craft store
- Tape or non-toxic glue
- Scissors (adult use only)
Bird Watching Binoculars
What to Do:
- Decorate the 2 toilet paper tubes. These will become binoculars for bird watching.
- Tape or glue the two tubes together at the side.
- Poke a hole on outside facing side of both tubes.
- Thread yarn through the holes & tie a knot.
- Use these binoculars to spy on birds around the yard.
What to Do:
- Let your child paint a birdhouse.
- While painting explain to your child the different places birds build nests – trees, birdhouses, bushes, tall grasses, etc.
- Hang your birdhouse outside and check periodically to see if any birds have made it their home!
Check out Go Explore Nature blog for tips and ideas for Bird Watching with kids.