added 8-24-00 Original Author Unknown
Give the children small paper sacks. Then take the children on a
walk and let them collect items that a bird might use to make a nest, such
as twigs, leaves, grass and pieces of string. After the walk, have
the children fold down the sides of their bags to form "nests".
Have them set their bags outside so that the birds can use the contents
for nest building. Check back after a day or two and see how much the
Submitted By: Tami J. Daniels
Just outside our classroom window, the children and I (2-year old class)
placed a bird feeder on a "shepherd's hook." It has been
the most wonderful experience for them and me. We used it as an
extension of our classroom science center (habitat, feeding habits, bird
varieties, etc). The kids let me know when it needed refilling and
we went outside together to keep the birds supplied with seed! I've
kept it up through the rest of the year - try it and be amazed.
added 3-24-03 Original Author Unknown
Need: birdseed, sponge plastic plate
Directions: Place a sponge soaked with water
in a plastic plate and allow child to
sprinkle it with birdseeds. Place the plate in a sunny place and watch for
the seeds to sprout! The seeds will continue to sprout as long as the
child keeps water in the plate.