Go on A Bird Picnic with Your Kids

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We love that summer is the perfect time for picnics, skipping stones, going on hikes and so many other opportunities to connect with your children through nature. Even if you can’t get out to a national park, you can have nature fun in your own backyard with a Bird Picnic! It’s easy to do! Our friends at the National Wildlife Federation have put together all that you need for fun bird themed recipes and activities for your Bird Picnic.


21 Responses to “Go on A Bird Picnic with Your Kids”

  1. Jamie July 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    This is great! My kids LOVE bird watching!

  2. Stephanie S July 18, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    my 3yr old daughter loves to watch the birds.
    unfortunately, she also thinks they will come sit on her hand like they do in Snow white!

  3. MichelleH July 18, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    That’s awesome. We hope they have fun on their bird picnic!

  4. MichelleH July 18, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Oh that is so cute. Maybe at a petting zoo or pet shop, she can hold one!

  5. Janet W. July 18, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I think that’s great to teach your children about nature and letting them enjoy the outdoors! Sounds wonderful! I like to do outdoor activities with my grandchildren all the time, espcially walking on nature trails!

  6. Kelly E July 18, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    Love this! My 2 yr old loves birds.

  7. Kay M July 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    I take my children and grandchildren on bird watching hikes. We find the birds, and try to take pictures of them, and we also find them in our bird manual, so we can identify what they are. The kids love it!

  8. Hyatt July 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    I have always wanted to go on a birth watching hike – can’t wait to take my wife and son!

  9. NW Homesteader July 18, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    What a great idea! I love the bug cookies they suggest! We will definitely have to try this.

  10. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    NW Homesteader
    So glad you like it. Let us know how it goes 🙂

  11. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Have fun! Hope you see all sorts of wonderful birds.

  12. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    That is such a great idea! We love that you are spending time out in nature with your little ones!

  13. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    This will be perfect for your bird loving 2 yr old 🙂

  14. MichelleH July 19, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    You are giving your grandchild the gift of nature & that is priceless!

  15. Jammie July 19, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    We usually go to the local park for picnics, it is less than 2 miles away and there is a lake the kiddo fishes, and we just relax. I think picnics are a great way to get the kiddos out and about.

  16. Erinn S July 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Great Idea! This reminded me that a friend last year told of a spot nearby us where the birds will eat from your hands if the kids stand still enough…just may do that this weekend!

  17. MichelleH July 20, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    That sounds WONDERFUL! We want to go there. :0)

  18. MichelleH July 20, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    That is so wonderful to be so close to a park. Good for you for giving your child the gift of nature!

  19. Tiffany Hogan July 20, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Love this!

  20. MichelleH July 21, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Thanks Tiffany!

  21. Veronica July 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Part of my schooling with my mother when I was younger involved bird flashcards to recognize the different types…this would have been so much fun in conjunction with that!