... and we are loving it! Our weather this year has been crazy. We had one of the mildest winters I can ever remember. But, it has probably snowed more in March than any other month. After it snows it all melts & warms back up to the 60's and 70's. So we are having snowstorms, then outside play weather all in the same week. I guess that's kinda how spring goes. So we've been taking advantage of both.
Yesterday we enjoyed a very warm day. We talked about Spring and all of the wonderful things about it. We went on a long walk to the park, we made little birds in a nest, planted seeds, weeded the garden, and read some books about Spring.
Here is a fun & simple little Spring Bird Craft:
Roll the paper bag down all the way to the bottom to look like a nest. Fill with some shredded paper to look like a nest-like filling. Color and cut out your little bird to put into the nest. Cut out a couple of little eggs to add to the nest, if you'd like.
That's it. Super simple & very cute. We happen to have a little cardboard castle hanging around right now. The kids thought it was the perfect spot for the bird's nest to rest. (Or bird is named Jewel- like in Rio)
Want some great books to extend the activity? Here are some fun books on birds and Spring!
Are You My Mother? P.D. Eastman
My Nest Is Best , P.D. Eastman
A Nest Full of Eggs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) by Priscilla Jenkins
The Magic School Bus Flies from the Nest , Scholastic Reader
All the Birds of North America American Bird Conservatory's Field Guide
Parables from Nature , Mrs. Alfred Gatty
The Burgess Bird Book for Children (free on Kindle), Thornton Burgess
Here is a fun app for your iPhone or iPad- Chirp! Bird Songs -they have different versions for different parts of the world. Great app! We were outside today & the kids heard a bird chirping. They immediately went to get the iPad to figure out what it was- it was a Chickadee...
Now get outside & enjoy your Spring weather- whatever it may be!