10 Bird Learning Activities for Kids

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!

10 Bird Learning Activities for Kids - Education Possible

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!

Great Backyard Bird Count - Education Possible

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 Learning Activities for Kids - Education Possible

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.

More Bird Learning Resources

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National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

Backyard Birds (Field Guides for Young Naturalists)

Beginning Birdwatcher’s Book: With 48 Stickers

Bird Log Kids: A Kids’ Journal to Record Their Birding Experiences

Audubon’s Birds of America Coloring Book

The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon

Ultimate Sticker Book: North American Birds

Bird (DK Eyewitness Books)

Unit Studies, Lapbooks & More


Beautiful Birds Unit Study

2586-thumb140Birds Project Pack



North American Birds Notebooking Pages


 What is your child’s favorite bird learning activity?


  1. I love these ideas! What a great way to encourage outdoor learning in the winter! Thx for linking this post up at the Thoughtful Spot!

  2. Great ways to learn about our fine feathered friends! We recently made some bird feeders for our backyard birds so we have alot here that we can learn about and your ideas will help!

  3. These are interesting activities. I am bookmarking this page for future ref!

    Thank you!



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