It’s the RSPB Big School Bird Watch- so if you’re looking for some activities to help support learning (or just a love of!) birds for children and young people, then have a go at this!
What do you need?
- Glue Stick
- Bird Templates (Download my free, printable bird outlines here (they are free, but feel free to buy me a virtual coffee to say thank you here))
What do you do?
- Print off the bird template of your choice (Download my free, printable bird outlines here (they are free, but feel free to buy me a virtual coffee to say thank you here))
- Provide children with old magazines (appropriate to their age) and encourage them to cut out pieces of the magazine that are the right colours for the bird they have chosen to create.
- Ask them to stick the tiny pieces of magazine onto the bird.
- Ta-dar it’s done!
Which skills will this activity help with?
This activity is great for:
- fine motor skills
- hand eye coordination
Why not use it as a stimulus to encourage children to write. Ask them research the bird they chose and write a few facts about it.
Here we took a photograph of the collage and pasted it onto a word document and added some lines.
Use paints and/crayons to colour in the birds, trying to match the colours to those in a photograph of the same bird. Paint Sticks are a great alternative to paints (less messy and easier to use) here are the one’s we have
For more bird activities try these activities from my blog too: