We were lucky enough this spring to have a dove build a nest on a windowsill that we could view from inside. We really got a closeup of the nest, the birds, and the eggs!
As a result my son fell in love with the idea of birds, baby birds, mommy birds, etc. and we made our own homemade nest to house our growing family of 'pom pom birds'!
What you need: (for the nest)
- pipe cleaners
- Q tips
- cardboard (I used a cereal box carton)
Help your child squeeze a circle of glue around the edge of the nest (cardboard cut into a circle), and glue on Qtips and pipe cleaners (cut to about 3 inches long). We talked about how birds build their nests and how much work it can be!
When you're done, you can place your birds in the nest and keep them safe!