23+ Amazing Bird Activities for Preschoolers (Printables + Reels)

Bird activities might be the perfect answer if you’re looking for an exciting activity to keep your preschooler busy!

From teaching them about different bird species to teaching them how to make their bird feeder, there are numerous ways to get your kid interested in birds.

Not only are these activities fun, but they also help your child to learn about the world around them and how birds interact with their environment.

For example, you can engage your little one in “bird watching 🦜” sessions in your backyard or local park, where they can observe different bird species in action. Additionally, they can enjoy “bird-themed art 🎨” activities like making bird nests or creating feather paintings.

With fun activities like these listed below, your preschooler will find something that interests them and encourages them to explore the wildlife around them.

Interesting Bird Activities for Preschoolers

Making a bird feeder Activity (3-8 Years)

Making a Bird Feeder Activity

Making a bird feeder is a fun and rewarding activity that encourages kids to engage with nature and learn about the different birds that might visit their garden. It’s also a great way to teach about recycling and caring for wildlife.

Materials: Clean, empty milk carton or similar container, non-toxic paint and brushes, popsicle sticks, glue, string or twine for hanging, birdseed.

How to Do:

  1. Paint the milk carton in a bright color and let it dry.
  2. Cut out feeder windows on the sides of the carton.
  3. Decorate around the windows with paint or other materials like colored paper.
  4. Glue popsicle sticks on the roof for a fun pattern.
  5. Poke a hole through the top of the carton and thread the string through for hanging.
  6. Fill the bottom of the feeder with birdseed.

Paper Plate Birds Nest Activity (3-6 Years)

Paper Plate Bird Nest Activity

The Paper Plate Bird Nest Activity is an adorable and creative project for children, offering a wonderful way to learn about birds and their habitats. It’s a simple and engaging craft that can be done at home or in a classroom setting.

Materials: Paper plates, brown construction paper or straw for the nest, colored paper for the birds, glue, scissors, markers or paint.

How to Do:

  1. Color or paint the paper plate in a color that resembles the sky.
  2. Cut the brown paper or straw into small pieces to create the nest material.
  3. Glue the nest material onto the bottom of the plate, shaping it into a nest.
  4. Cut out bird shapes from colored paper and decorate them with markers or paint.
  5. Glue the birds into the nest. You can also add eggs using small, white pompoms or paper.

Make a Paper Bird Activity (3-6 Years)

Make a Paper Bird Activity

Creating paper birds is a fantastic way to encourage children’s imagination and improve their crafting skills. This activity allows them to make a colorful bird out of paper, complete with a playful tropical vibe.

Materials: Colorful construction paper, scissors, glue, optional: feathers, sequins, or other decorative items.

How to Do:

  1. Cut out the body shape of the bird from construction paper.
  2. Use a different color to cut out the bird’s beak and tail feathers.
  3. Attach the beak and tail to the body with glue.
  4. Cut out and glue on a wing, making sure it’s proportional to the bird’s body.
  5. Add an eye, either by drawing it or using a sticker or button.

Make a Tree for Bird Activity (4-8 Years)

Make a Tree for Bird Activity

Creating a tree for birds is a wonderful craft activity that helps children understand about trees and birds while expressing their creativity.

Materials: Brown paper or cardstock for the tree trunk, colored paper for the birds and leaves, scissors, glue, large sheet of paper or cardboard as a background.

How to Do:

  1. Cut out a tree trunk shape from the brown paper or cardstock and glue it onto the background.
  2. Cut out leaf shapes from green paper and glue them onto the tree’s branches.
  3. Make little paper birds in different colors and attach them among the leaves.
  4. You can create a 3D effect by folding the wings of the birds slightly so they stand out.

Hand Print Birds Activity (3-7 Years)

Hand Print Birds Activity

This craft is a delightful way to explore creativity and personal expression, as children can make unique birds using the outlines of their own hands.

Materials: Construction paper in various colors, popsicle sticks for the bird’s perch, glue, scissors, markers or paint for details.

How to Do:

  1. Trace the child’s hand on a piece of construction paper.
  2. Cut out the handprint.
  3. Glue the handprint to a popsicle stick to create the bird’s body and tail feathers.
  4. Cut out and attach a different colored paper for the head, wing, and beak.
  5. Draw or paint eyes and any additional details on the bird.

Birds Wall Decor Activity (3-8 Years)

Birds Wall Decor Activity

The Birds Wall Decor Activity is a delightful craft that allows kids to create a colorful wall hanging featuring adorable birds. This project helps children explore their creativity and adds a homemade touch to their room’s decor.

Materials: Colored paper or cardstock for the birds, wooden dowels or sticks, string or twine for hanging, scissors, glue, decorative items like pompoms or faux foliage.

How to Do:

  1. Cut out bird shapes and other decorative elements like wings and feathers from the colored paper.
  2. Glue the pieces together to make each bird complete.
  3. Decorate the wooden dowels or sticks with paint, washi tape, or markers.
  4. Attach the birds to the sticks with glue or string.
  5. Tie the string to the ends of the sticks at different levels to create a hanging structure.
  6. Add pompoms or faux foliage for additional decoration.

Bird Yoga Activity (3-7 Years)

Bird Yoga Activity

Bird Yoga is a delightful activity that encourages kids to exercise and learn yoga through fun, bird-inspired poses. It’s a great way to introduce them to physical activity and mindfulness in an engaging, playful manner.

Materials: Bird Yoga pose cards or a poster, comfortable clothing, a yoga mat or soft surface.

How to Do:

  1. Lay out your yoga mat or find a soft surface to practice on.
  2. Start with the first bird pose, looking at the card or poster for guidance.
  3. Hold the pose for a few breaths, focusing on staying balanced and breathing deeply.
  4. Move on to the next pose, taking your time to transition smoothly.
  5. Continue through the series of bird yoga poses, imitating each bird as best as you can.

Bird Theme Games Activity (3-5 Years)

Bird Theme Games Activity

The Bird Theme Maze Activity is a delightful challenge for kids that helps develop problem-solving and fine motor skills. The goal is simple: help the little bird find its way through the maze to reach its nest.

Materials: Bird theme maze printout, pencil or pen to navigate the maze.

How to Do:

  1. Take a moment to look at the maze and find the starting point where the bird is.
  2. Plan your route by tracing the path with your finger first.
  3. Once you’ve found a potential route, use the pencil or pen to draw the line through the maze.
  4. If you come to a dead end, backtrack and try a different path.
  5. Keep going until you guide the bird to its nest.

Bird Seeds Sensory Bin Activity (1-5 Years)

Bird Seeds Sensory Bin Activity

This hands-on activity uses bird seeds as a base for a tactile experience, often used in sensory play to help children develop motor skills and an understanding of their environment.

Materials: Large bin or container, bird seeds, small toy birds, spoons, cups, or scoops, additional items like feathers, pebbles, or small wooden blocks.

How to Do:

  1. Fill the bin with bird seeds.
  2. Place the toy birds, feathers, and any additional items into the bin.
  3. Encourage children to use their hands to feel the texture of the seeds and find the hidden items.
  4. Use the spoons and cups to scoop, pour, and transfer the seeds from one place to another.

Bird Stones Painting Activity (4-6 Years)

Bird Stones Painting Activity

Painting bird stones is a creative and fun activity that allows children to express their artistic side. By turning ordinary stones into colorful bird art, kids can create playful decorations and enjoy a hands-on craft experience.

Materials: Smooth stones or pebbles, paint (acrylic works best for stones), paintbrushes, a cup of water to rinse brushes, paper towels for cleaning up.

How to Do:

  1. Start by washing the stones to ensure the paint adheres well.
  2. Choose the colors to paint the base of your birds. Apply a coat of paint and let it dry.
  3. Once the base is dry, add details like eyes, beaks, and feathers.
  4. Let all paint dry completely before handling or displaying your bird stones.

Bird Nest Coloring Activity (2-5 Years)

Bird Nest Coloring Activity

The Bird Nest Coloring Activity is a delightful way for children to express their creativity while learning about birds and their environments. Through coloring, kids can practice hand-eye coordination and learn about colors and nature.

Materials: Bird nest coloring page with a bird and eggs, set of colored pencils or crayons.

How to Do:

  1. Provide the child with the bird nest coloring page and colored pencils or crayons.
  2. Let them choose the colors they want to use for the bird, the eggs, and the nest.
  3. Encourage them to color within the lines, filling in each section with care.
  4. Once finished, display their artwork to show off their effort.

Bird Puzzles Activity (2-4 Years)

Bird Puzzles Activity

The Bird Puzzles Activity is a fun and interactive way for kids to improve their problem-solving skills. This activity involves putting together a jigsaw puzzle that forms a picture of a bird, which can help with cognitive development and hand-eye coordination.

Materials: Bird puzzle pieces, scissors (if you need to cut out the pieces).

How to Do:

  1. If the puzzle isn’t pre-cut, use scissors to carefully cut out the puzzle pieces along the dotted lines.
  2. Scatter the pieces on a flat surface.
  3. Look at the colors and lines on each piece to figure out how they fit together.
  4. Begin to match the pieces, looking for parts of the bird to guide you.
  5. Continue until the bird picture is complete.

Bird Nest Collage Activity (2-5 Years)

Bird Nest Collage Activity

The Bird Nest Collage Activity is a creative art project that allows children to explore textures and composition. Using various materials, they can create a unique piece of art depicting a bird and its nest, enhancing their creativity and understanding of birds’ habitats.

Materials: Background sheet of paper or cardboard, newspaper or magazine clippings, printed or drawn image of a bird and eggs, glue, scissors.

How to Do:

  1. Tear or cut the newspaper into strips and pieces.
  2. Arrange and glue the newspaper pieces on the background to resemble a bird’s nest.
  3. Cut out the image of the bird and the eggs and glue them onto the nest area.
  4. Add additional details to the collage, like drawing in branches or leaves around the nest.

Bird Matching Memory Game (3-6 Years)

Bird Matching Memory Game

The Bird Matching Memory Game is an entertaining and educational activity that sharpens memory and concentration. Players flip over cards to find pairs of matching birds, learning to identify various species along the way.

Materials: Memory game cards with pictures of different birds, flat surface to lay out the cards.

How to Do:

  1. Shuffle the cards and lay them out face down in a grid.
  2. Players take turns flipping over two cards at a time, trying to find a matching pair of birds.
  3. If the cards match, the player keeps the pair and gets another turn.
  4. If they don’t match, the cards are flipped back over, and it’s the next player’s turn.
  5. The game continues until all the pairs have been matched.

Bird Matching Activity (3-5 Years)

Bird Matching Activity

The Bird Matching Activity is an engaging way for kids to develop their observation and matching skills. It’s a puzzle where children match colorful bird images to their corresponding shadows, helping them with shape recognition and cognitive development.

Materials: Bird Matching Activity sheet with bird images and their shadows, scissors to cut out the bird pictures (use under adult supervision).

How to Do:

  1. Carefully cut out the colored bird pictures from the activity sheet.
  2. Look at the shape of each bird shadow on the sheet.
  3. Try to match the cut-out bird images with the correct shadow by comparing their shapes.
  4. When a match is found, place the colored bird picture next to its shadow.

Bird Hangings Activity (4-6 Years)

Bird Hangings Activity

The Bird Hangings Activity is an artistic and enjoyable craft for kids to make their own bird-shaped decorations. These colorful hangings can add a cheerful touch to any room and give children a sense of accomplishment when they display their handmade art.

Materials: Colored paper or cardstock, scissors, glue, string or yarn, beads or buttons for decoration.

How to Do:

  1. Cut out a simple bird shape from the colored paper or cardstock.
  2. Decorate your bird with additional paper cut-outs for wings and eyes, or use beads/buttons.
  3. Glue the string to the top of the bird shape to create a hanging loop.
  4. Add a bead above the bird on the string if desired, for extra decoration.

Bird Feather Measure Activity (3-5 Years)

Bird Feather Measure Activity

The Bird Feather Measure Activity is a fantastic hands-on project for children to understand size and length. It’s a playful task where they arrange feathers by size and practice using descriptive words like “tall” and “short.”

Materials: Feathers of various colors and sizes, a sheet with “Tall” and “Short” labels for sorting.

How to Do:

  1. Spread out all the feathers on a flat surface.
  2. Show your child how to compare the feathers by their length.
  3. Ask them to place the longest feather on the side labeled “Tall.”
  4. Find the shortest feather and place it on the side labeled “Short.”
  5. Continue sorting the rest of the feathers from tallest to shortest.

Bird Feather Activity (3-5 Years)

Bird Feather Activity

The Bird Feather Activity is a crafty project that lets kids explore their artistic side by creating a colorful feathered bird. This activity is perfect for developing fine motor skills and learning about colors and textures.

Materials: Construction paper or cardstock for the bird’s body, colored feathers, glue, googly eyes, scissors, markers or crayons.

How to Do:

  1. Cut out the shape of a bird from the construction paper or cardstock.
  2. Glue the googly eyes onto the bird’s head.
  3. Cut out a beak from paper and glue it on.
  4. Apply glue along the sides and top of the bird’s body.
  5. Stick the colored feathers onto the glued areas, creating wings and a tail.
  6. Use markers or crayons to add any additional details like feet or patterns on the body.

Bird Egg Counting Activity (2-5 Years)

Bird Egg Counting Activity

The Bird Egg Counting Activity is a wonderful and interactive way for little ones to learn about numbers and practice counting. By placing the correct number of ‘eggs’ into each nest, children can develop their counting skills and number recognition in a playful and engaging way.

Materials: Bird Egg Counting sheet with pictures of nests and different numbers, small objects to use as eggs like marbles or beads, flat surface to lay out the activity.

How to Do:

  1. Start with the counting sheet laid out in front of the child.
  2. Take a look at the number in the center of each nest.
  3. Count out the same number of ‘eggs’ and place them into the nest.
  4. Repeat this for all the nests on the sheet.
  5. After filling all the nests, go back and count the eggs in each nest to double-check.

Bird Binoculars Activity (3-5 Years)

Bird Binoculars Activity

The Bird Binoculars Activity is a delightful craft that sparks imagination in children. It’s a playful way to introduce them to birdwatching and exploration, even if it’s just pretend.

Materials: Two toilet paper rolls, yellow construction paper, colorful washi tape, glue stick or child-safe glue, googly eyes, pink paper for the beak, string to hang the binoculars around the neck, scissors (to be used with adult supervision).

How to Do:

  1. Cover the toilet paper rolls with yellow construction paper and secure them with glue.
  2. Decorate the rolls with colorful washi tape.
  3. Glue the two rolls together side by side to form the binoculars.
  4. Cut out wings from the yellow paper and glue them to the sides of the binoculars.
  5. Attach the googly eyes and the pink paper beak to the front of the binoculars.
  6. Punch holes at the outer sides of each roll and tie the string to them so the binoculars can be worn around the neck.

Bird Bingo Card Activity (3-5 Years)

Bird Bingo Card Activity

Bird Bingo is a colorful and exciting game that combines the joy of bird watching with the fun of bingo. This game is perfect for helping kids learn about different types of birds while engaging in a friendly competition.

Materials: Bird Bingo Cards, small markers or chips to cover the bingo spots, deck of bird cards for drawing.

How to Do:

  1. Give each player a Bird Bingo Card and some markers or chips.
  2. Draw a card from the deck and call out the name of the bird or show the picture to the players.
  3. Players will look for that bird on their card and cover the spot with a marker if they find it.
  4. Continue drawing and calling out birds. The first player to cover a complete row, column, or diagonal shouts “Bingo!” and wins the game.

Conclusion

Birds are fascinating creatures that can be found in many different habitats and are often quite vocal. Unfortunately, many birds are in danger of extinction and are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

If your child loves nature, they will love learning about these interesting animals and caring for these beautiful creatures.

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