20+ Bird Nest Crafts for Kids
This exciting roundup of bird nest crafts promotes hands-on fun and learning. Kids will love exploring bird habitats with these awesome activities for both indoor and outdoor play.
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Spring season is the perfect time of year to go exploring for a bird nest. A nature walk offers lots of opportunity for bird nest hunting. You will have to look closely in trees and bushes, or even inside a shed, so take along some binoculars or magnifiers.
You might discover a new nest under construction in a tree, or spot an old unused nest on the ground if you are lucky. Be extra careful not to disturb the habitat! This topic can be part of a nature discussion with kids.
You can extend the interest in bird nests with books, videos, discussions, and of course, crafts and activities.
Related: Books about birds and nests
This roundup includes indoor and outdoor activities, and both natural and craft materials.
The activities are divided into four categories, but play value and the use of developmental skills naturally overlap each other.
You'll want to try them all with your early learner!
Pasta Nest Building - Still Playing School
Songbirds in Nest - Life With Moore Babies
Backyard Birds and Nest - In Our Pond
Art and Crafts
N is for Nest - Crystal and Co.
When Will it be Spring - Babies to Bookworms
Book Inspired Nest Craft - Books and Giggles
Paper Plate Nest - Red Ted Art
Bird Nest in a Tree Painting - Preschool Toolkit
Paper Plate Bird Nest Craft - j Daniel 4's Mom
Crafts with Printables
Brood of Chickens Activity - Mosswood Connections
Pop-up Bird in Nest - iHeart Crafty Things
Letter N Nest Craft - Crayons and Cravings
Bird Nest Craft - Buggy and Buddy
Letter N Alphabet Bird Nest Craft - School Time Snippets
STEM or STEAM
Natural Balance Outdoor Activity - STEAM Powered Family
Mixed Materials Nest - Preschool Toolkit
Perfect Nest Outdoor Activity - Megan Zeni
Burlap Nest - Preschool Toolkit
Build a Bird Nest Outdoor Activity - Pink Stripey Socks
Build a Bird Nest STEM - A Dab of Glue Will Do