For the Birds!

It is the season for birds singing, building nests, and strutting their feathers. Join in the action with your own silly bird who wants to join the flock!
What You Need: Colorful tag board, pipe cleaners, glue, scissors, stapler Optional: googly eye, feathers, paper fastener

Play!

Photo of paper bird.

How do you think the big pink bird will fit in with the goldfinch on the feeder?

Use your imagination to create a colorful bird from colored tag board. Add some fun moveable parts by attaching wings to the body with a paper fastener and gluing on googly eyes. Bend pipe cleaners into legs and feet that cling to branches or other objects. These can be stapled to the body. Make your bird bright, bold and silly looking by adding other embellishments.

Now play with your bird in different outdoor locations to help you think of funny situations your bird might get into in nature.

Write About It!

photo of paper bird

Looking for a nesting spot in the daffodils.

Write a story about your bird’s outdoor adventures. Where does it live? Does it build itself a nest?

What does it eat? How does it find its favorite food?

What other birds does it meet? How do they get along?

What other outdoor encounters does the bird have?

This can be a very silly story as the bird tries to fit in with other animals and events in nature.

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