I don’t usually re-do other bloggers ideas but when I saw this DIY Bird Bath activity for kids, I knew my son would love it.
We get a lot birds in our yard and we love making it more friendly for them. We had a great time painting this while my daughter took the longest nap ever. It was much needed mama and son time. And I like how cheery the bird bath is in my back yard even if it does resemble the Stanley Cup.
To see the original inspiration and the how to pop over to The Culinary Cougar.
Here are a few other bird crafts we have done over the years.
Books About Birds
Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek is stunning. I love this author but this book is absolutely about the pictures. The cover is beautiful but there are pages that I just wanted to look at the way I look at paintings at a museum. The book is perfect for toddlers and young preschooler, it’s non-fiction, simple and has a great flow. The colors are so vibrant that infants would dig it too! Awesome awesome awesome!
Riki’s Birdhouse by Monica Wellington. Today was the first time I read the book with my daughter. Although, I have known about this book for ages. Like her brother, she immediately loved the author/ illustrator and it’s not hard to see why. Wellington’s illustrations are bright and practically tell the story so even toddlers can follow along independently. This story is about Riki who loves and cares for the birds in his yard. He makes them a house, leaves scraps for them to pick up and nest with and of course feeds them. I love how this author keeps the main story simple but interesting while adding in informative asides for older kids or adults. Instructions for the projects Riki participated in are at the end of the book. You can see more books by this author on her author showcase.
Do your kids love watching birds in your backyard? Do you do activities like this DIY bird bath activity for kids, to make your yard a home for the birds? Comment below or share over on my Facebook page!
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