Introduce children to the joy of birdwatching by teaching them how to observe the birds in their own neighborhood. By equipping junior ornithologists with a pair of field binoculars, our handy bird guide, a journal, and some colored pencils children take an important step in learning how to respect, appreciate, and protect birds and the natural world.
Before taking a neighborhood walk, heading to a nearby park, or even sitting in your own backyard, be sure to check out these tips for successful birdwatching!
Then try exploring cleverly engineered birds’ nests and challenge children to build their own with items like:
The catch? No glue or tape allowed 🙂
In the Playful Learning Studio, children love this Color By Number printable which not only helps build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination but is also a playful and engaging way to learn the different parts of a bird. Further this interest by helping your child label her own observational drawings.
Want to explore birds up close and personal from the comfort of your own window? We love this Bird Feeder which allows the whole family to join in on the fun. Remember, no matter where your birdwatching adventures take you, the key to any nature study is careful observation … so slow down, look closely, and listen!
- Crayon Rocks or Colored Pencils
- Materials for Nest Building like moss, raffia, feathers, pipe cleaners, sticks, twigs, grass, and other natural items
- Optional: Field Binoculars, Nature Journal, Bird Figures, Bird Feeder
MORE TO EXPLORE
BOOKS TO INSPIRE
- Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward
- The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer
- Sounds of Nature: World of Birds by Robert Frank Hunter