Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Build a Bird's Nest Activity

Make your feathery friends a nest to remember.
Make your feathery friends a nest to remember.

Birds spend hours searching for and collecting materials to make a cozy nest, so why not help them out? Lend them a hand -- or wing -- by trying this Build a Bird's Nest Activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Nature and human-made materials
  • Modeling clay

In addition to twigs and leaves, birds like to use bits of string, yarn, lint, and other human-made materials to build and furnish their homes.


Take a walk outside and pretend that you are a bird that needs to make a nest. See what building materials you can find. Look for natural materials like leaves and twigs, and also for human-made materials.

When you get back home, shape some modeling clay into a bird's nest. Line the inside and outside of the nest with the things you collected, until you come up with the perfect bird home. This makes a great piece of art for your home.

Do something nice for your animal neighbors. Continue to the next page and learn how to treat them to something tasty.

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