Spring time can be such a fun time, seeing new colors popping up everywhere, bird’s nests being created, and babies being born. Gardening and planting flowers or vegetables can be such a great grounding activity and may offer lessons about the process of helping something grow and come to life. Another fun way to help your child feel a part of springtime involves bird’s nests…how amazing would it be to look around and see your positive influence on nature!
A simple and fun project to help birds nest:
You will need:
- a bird suet feeder
- a few handles of colorful yarn (4-8inches in length)
- you can add dry twigs, pine needles, or leaves as well
Simply put the yarn and other materials in the bird suet feeder and hang in a tree and voilà! Then just sit back and watch how the colors begin to appear all around woven into bird’s nests.
(For approved materials for bird’s nests please visit http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1144 and look under the section Nest Material)