We're celebrating Spring with 18 of our favourite bird activities. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities or indoor crafts there's something for all mini ornithologists to explore here.
:: Create a Bird watching station to observe & record the birds in your garden.
:: Make some Wild Bird Pen Toppers to help you draw & record all your observations. They also double-up as great little storytelling puppets too.
:: Design some Paperclip Birds.
:: This Garden Play scene is ideal to use with the Paperclip Birds, & even includes pop up worms! You could create different scenes or different landscapes such as a forest, beach, garden. A fun way for children to consider which birds would visit each landscape, & what food would be available for them ?
:: Create a pop-up Bird Puppet in nest using a paper plate & twigs.
:: Create a super simple No Sew Sock Owl with some of the odd socks from your laundry basket.
:: These Owl Peg Puppets are great for playing with indoors & outside.
:: Collect some bird feathers & create your own fabulous feather quill pen
:: Spread a little love with these cute Bird Cards.
:: Turn an egg carton into a beautiful Bird Mask.
:: Make a cute little upcycled Spring Chick from newspaper
:: Create some Play Dough Owls with a few buttons & some homemade dough.
:: Explore the magic of mud in your backyard & build a Nest for the Birds.
:: Create some outdoor art with these Nature Owls.
:: Discover what it's like to be a bird & build yourself a giant nest to sit it!
:: Give the birds in your backyard a treat with a Heart shaped berry bird feeder.
:: Sculpt your own Birds & nests with some clay & twigs
If you're looking for more bird themed activities & games for children the RSPB have a great selection here.