Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Birds nests

It was a beautiful day.  The sun was shining, there were no clouds in the sky and birds were chirping. That was when I decided to teach the kids how to build a birds nest.  And so that is what I did.  

I scheduled a play date and about 10 kids showed up.  They ranged from 0-5 even though the little babies just kinda laid around.  

And this is the story of what we did.

construction paper
pom poms
bird cut outs (I made mine with my Silhouette Cameo)
sticks, grass, flowers, straw, leaves, etc
When all the kids were sitting at the table (which was amazing), I asked them if they all knew what birds made their nests out of.  They answers varied from sticks, to grass, to flowers.  I then told them they were going to be birds and that I was going to set a timer for 5 minutes.  They had 5 minutes to run around the park collecting supplies for their nests.  

They did a fabulous job.  Once they had all their "supplies" glued to their papers, they picked out some "eggs" (pom poms) and glued them on.

Once they were done with everything, they all got to pick a bird, which they glued on also.

Their interpretations were amazing.  I am always amazed by what these kids come up with when you give them pretty much full rein.

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  1. Put me on the mailing list for any and all "Play Dates"......


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