Birds

 Bird Activities for Children

 

wildlife observationHow to Build a Bird Hide for Wildlife Observation and Photography Fun!

If you live in more of a suburban to rural area and have birds a plenty or a regular wildlife visitor to your backyard, building a bird hide is a perfect activity for you and your family. Read more

 

 

 

Easter CraftMake a Bird Nest out of Recycled Materials

Making a life-sized nest out of recycled materials, doesn’t just lend itself to a crafty afternoon but it also stimulates learning through play at its best! Read more

 

 

 

Embrace the Common

When I list birds like the ibis, crow, magpie and plover, most people would know what they all have in common – annoying habits and behaviours that irritate the community. But these common birds can teach us a lot (free printable puppets). Read more…

 

 

My child is scared of birdsMy Child has a Fear of Birds

A child of a wildlife education officer has a fear of birds. Laughable right? Well it happened and this is how we minimised the fear. Read more…

 

 

 

Camping to get Closer to Nature

Imagine the wildlife you see when you go camping! Going camping gets you and your family close to nature and close to wildlife. Read more…

 

 

 

Wildlife Hand Art

We came across some beautiful hand painting by Guido Daniele and couldn’t help but try our own. Check them out, his work is stunning! Click here to see this post.

 

 

 

Animal and wildlife rice activity Magic Wildlife Rice

This magical rice play is so easy to do, you’ll love it! All you need is some coloured rice and a glue stick and your ready to go! Read more…

 

 

 

animal bean bags How to make Animal Bean Bags

This is a very basic template to help you make these Animal Bean bags (including the owl) for your children. It’s really simple. Decorate it with some buttons and viola, fun bean bags or even a heat pack for children – animal themed! Read more…

 

 

 

Hop, Stick and Jump into Animal Classification

Really fun ways to introduce animal classification to children. Learn how to classify birds! Read more…

 

 

 

 

Fur Feather and Scale Activities

A nice number of fur, feather and scale activities for children. Animal body covering rubbings, collages and investigation. A great activity for relating it to birds because feathers are so readily available!  Read more…

 

 

 

Wildlife photographyGive your Kids a Camera to ger Closer to Nature

Giving your child a camera in a wildlife-rich environment (like a zoo or duck park) allows them to explore the wonders of nature around them, focus on animals they hadn’t noticed before and develops wildlife appreciation. Read more…

 

 

 

Puppet Play Part One – Australian Animals

Learning about wildlife through play is so much fun. Print these free Australian wildlife finger puppets and get playing (free printable). To read and download the puppet printable click here.

 

 

Feeding Ducks breadNo Bread! Feed Ducks Gourmet Duck Food Instead

Many people don’t know that feeding bread to ducks is bad for them. Try this healthy recipe instead! Click here to read more.

 

 

 

swan photoTo Feed or Not to Feed, that is the Question

Should you be feeding wildlife? This post sums the positive and negative aspects of the feeding wild animals. Read more…

 

 

 

Build Your Wild Self

This website will engage children in a land of make-believe, allowing them to become a new kind of wild creature by adding their different animal features to a boy or girl body (website review). Read more..

 

 

Wildlife Movement Dice: Draw out your Inner Animal

Jump, hop, slither and fly like an animal. Don’t forget the noises too! Have some fun finding your inner animal through this wildlife movement dice (free printable). Download and find out more here.

 

 

 

Camping at Home, Wildlife Education and Stuffed Toy Fun

Is it too cold to go camping? Why not set up at home and use your stuffed toys for wildlife spotting during bush walking and night spotting.  You can teach your child about diurnal and nocturnal wildlife too! Read more…

 

 

 

boo book owletBoo and the Big Storm (Book review)

There’s something about big, beautiful, innocent eyes that makes me go all gooey inside, and the book I laid eyes on last week made me do just that! Read more…

 

 

 

Book Review – Fox and Fine Feathers

I beautiful book with stunning illustrations that camouflage the wildlife. Read more…

 

 

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