Birds are beautiful, amazing creatures. They stop and feed in our backyards and they fill the trees with song. By teaching kids about birds we can help them appreciate nature and learn about the habitat we live in. We can include studies of birds in our science, geography, art lessons, and more.
Here are some of our favorite bird learning activities for kids – ENJOY!
Learn to identify Birds with the Great Backyard Bird Count – Kids can learn to identify and track birds in their own backyard, then share those observations to help scientists understand bird populations around with world!
Easy to Make Bird Feeders – 8 simple to make, nature-friendly bird feeders that are sure to attract birds (and squirrels) to your back yard!
Watch Live Bird Cams – See and hear birds from around the globe in their natural habitats – find out how they build nests, gather food, and more.
Printable Bird Foraging Game – Kids can learn to forage for food as certain birds do while “ornithologist” observe and document the “birds” behaviors.
Bird Beak Experiment – Bird beaks are specialized tools that determine what birds are able to eat. With this fun experiment kids will find out about birds’ beaks and what the differences mean for the birds.
Bird Feather Lab – Birds are the only animals in the world with feathers. Kids can learn about feathers with this FREE STEM Club Bird Anatomy activity.
Migration Game – Kids can play an online game to learn about bird migration.
Take a “Field Trip” to the Delta – Learn about habitat, adaptations, and food chains with this virtual birding field trip to the Mississippi Delta.
How Strong are a Bird’s Bones? – Birds can fly thanks to their hollow, lightweight bones. In this experiment kids will learn that hollow bones can also be very strong.
Owl Pellet Activity – Want to know what owls eat? Try dissecting an owl pellet to find out!
Chickadee: A Chalk Pastels Tutorial – Use field guides to study the shape of this little bird and then follow along as Nana shares tips and techniques for creating your own work of art.
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What is your child’s favorite bird learning activity?