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Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Activities, Themes | 25 comments

Birds – weekly theme prompt

Birds – weekly theme prompt

Weekly theme play promptThe weather has been so good this week, I wanted to choose a theme where we could make the most of the outdoors, so this weeks theme is birds.

There are lots of different things you could do with a bird theme from bird watching in the garden, to feeding the ducks at the river, making a bird feeder, to doing some bird artwork.10 bird themed activities

10 ideas for birds activities

To help you do a spot of bird watching in your garden, how about making a fab bird feeder from empty plastic bottles, like this one at Lucky me!

Homemade bird feeder

 If you fancy a bit of bird spotting with the kids, Kitchen counter chronicles have some great tips to help you.

Tips to going bird spotting with kids

You could get crafty with these lovely colourful paper plate birds at Happy Hooligans

Paper plate bird craft

I love this idea of eating like a bird from My nearest and dearest, to help toddlers and preschoolers with fine motor skills whilst encouraging some fun pretend play.Eat like a bird pretend play

I think this idea from Creekside teacher tales is fantastic. The children think about how nests are made, then go out and have a go at making their own.Nest building

If the weather turns bad you could do some indoor pretend birding with these binoculars for the day from Modern parents messy kidsIndoor bird watching

 Here’s a great idea for a bird sensory tub play with maths learning via Familylicious. You could use this idea and pretend to share out the bird seed between pretend birds, counting the scoops etc.

Bird sensory play and math funThis homemade bird bath idea from Life and learning through tears and laughter is just fantastic. I really want to make these!Homemade Bird baths

 This simple pinecone bird craft looks great from Naturally educational. You could go for a nature walk to collect the pinecones, then create these lovely birds afterwards.

Pinecone bird craft

 Here’s a good way to teach children how to draw birds at the same time as learning their letters via We heart art.

Alphabet letters

There are my 10 suggestions for having a bird themed week. I hope you have fun. Please tell us if you have any other ideas for bird activities in the comments, we’d love to hear them.



  1. We have just bought a cute little bird house which we have placed up near some trees in our garden, hopefully it will attract some little birdies x

    • Fingers crossed, I love seeing birds in the garden :)

      • We really don’t have any, so looking forward to it. x

  2. brilliant ideas, i keep meaning to make a little bird feeder with z so thanks for the reminder! #LetKidsBeKids

    • Thanks, I love making bird feeders :)

  3. I’m loving your weekly prompts Karen, such a fab idea. The girls would love to make bird feeders, must give it a go :)

    • Thank you, I hope you enjoy making some bird feeders :)

  4. Some great ideas. I can see Boo really enjoying that last one, so think we’ll have a go :)

    • Fab, I hope you have fun :)

    • I liked them too :)

  5. There’s another great one combining a couple of the ideas – pine cone bird feeders. Add a string tie on a pine cone then smear pine cones with peanut butter or lard. Roll them in fine bird seed and hang up for the birds to enjoy! (just hand them high enough so your thieving dog doesn’t steal them!!)

    • Thank you, we collected some pinecones on holiday, so may give that a try x

  6. Love all these ideas, especially the bird bath! Unfortunately, the birds in our part of the world have migrated to cooler climes.

    • Thank you, oh no, maybe later in the year then?

  7. I must remember bird feeders as a good rainy day activity… Thanks for the reminder! #letkidsbekids

    • Have fun :)

    • Thanks :)

    • Thanks, bird activities are great, you should give some a try :)

  8. What great bird ideas. We will have to try some

    • I hope you have fun with them

  9. What great ideas – I especially like “eat like a bird” and the nest making!

    • Thank you :)

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