Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Search for Birds' Feathers Activity

Who does that feather belong to?
Who does that feather belong to?

Finding a feather is a wonderful treat. So why not try this search for birds' feathers activity and find a natural treasure in your own backyard?

Grab a paper lunch sack, slip on your sneakers, and head outside.


What You'll Need:

  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Gardening gloves (optional)
  • Walking stick
  • Spiral notebook
  • Tape
  • Markers

Keep your eyes peeled. Remember that feathers are light and easily caught by the wind, so carefully use your gloves and walking stick to rummage through piles of natural debris blown against large stones or fallen logs.

When you find your feathers, slip them into your paper bag for safekeeping until you get home. Once you do, ask your parents or adult neighbors if they can help you identify what bird lost each feather.

Use library books or the Internet to find pictures of the birds. Tape the feathers inside a spiral notebook and make a few notes about what secrets

each one revealed.

Be sure to wash your hands with soap and warm water whenever you handle wild feathers of any kind. Feathers can carry germs.

Read on to the next page and learn about how to build a bird's nest, you'll be glad you did.

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