Bird Nest in a Tree Preschool Craft
A bird nest is a fun craft for preschoolers, especially in the spring season. Kids can have fun painting a bird nest in a tree using foam shapes. Add this activity to your spring theme with early learners
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Birds are a sure sign of spring in many areas. That makes them a fun topic for a seasonal theme.
Seeing robins or other birds swoop in and out of tree branches can often mean a nest is being built. In this activity, kids can explore how birds might prepare a nest for their eggs.
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- burlap threads
Pour paints into a tray.
Cut shapes from chair foam.
Use foam shapes to paint the tree and nest.
- Dip a rectangle in brown paint to make the tree trunk and branches.
- Dip a square in green paint to make leaves.
- Dip the end of a rectangle in a mixture of yellow, red and brown to make the bird nest.
Colors can be mixed in the tray or used separately.
Allow kids the opportunity to be creative with colors and designs.
Place a few burlap fibers on the paint before it dries.
You can add glue to help secure the fibers.
Below are a few different results for this activity!
Providing kids with a variety of art supplies sparks imagination and creativity.
The different paint colors and textures engage fine motor and sensory skills along with the creative play.
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Watching an activity unfold with early learners is fun for teachers and parents. It's exciting to see the different ways an idea, an experience, or new information will be interpreted and displayed.
With minimal instruction and hands-on guidance, grownups can help kids strengthen developmental skills as they explore and experiment with a variety of craft materials.