Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Eat Like a Bird Activity

Can you eat as much as birds do?
Can you eat as much as birds do?

Think birds don't eat very much? Try this eat like a bird activity and think again. When people say, "You eat like a bird," they often mean you hardly eat anything at all. But modern bird scientists (called "ornithologists") have a different perspective.

They say that although birds do eat tiny mouthfuls of food, they do so hundreds and hundreds of times each day. They have to eat a lot just to keep their energetic little bodies moving.


What You'll Need:

  • Ordinary meals broken up into about two dozen tiny meals
  • One free day

So why not try a bird's eating habits on for size? You might not want to feast on invertebrates (bugs & worms), but you can try to eat your food gradually, one tiny bite at a time.

See how it affects your energy levels. See how it affects those hunger pains you usually feel three times a day. You may never look at birds the same way again.

Continue reading to the next page to find out if you can keep a nest nice and warm just like a bird.

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