Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

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Birdbath Activity

Splish-splash, this birdie is enjoying his bath.
Splish-splash, this birdie is enjoying his bath.

Birds like bathing in shallow water, and you can make the perfect bath for them using an upturned garbage can lid.

What You'll Need:

  • Garbage can lid
  • Pebbles
  • Water
  • Terra cotta flowerpot (optional)

Fill the lid with a layer of pebbles so that it's weighted down and will stay put. Set the garbage can lid on top of a stump in your yard or on top of a terra cotta flowerpot. Fill the lid with water, and wait for all those birdies!

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