Have you noticed more birds recently in your garden or on your walks? I have named our resident Robin ‘Hubert’ and have been buying him treats .I have to admit my knowledge of birds is pretty rubbish so getting to know our birds is a great thing to do. So why not make a book , journal or print out some sheets from lots of websites offering birds and mini beast sheets to go outside and get better knowledge of our garden friends.
I made this bird guide for hobby craft last year ,if you wanted to do something similar go to hobby craft.co.uk then ‘ideas’ then search ‘how to make a bird spotting book’.If you do want to make one the only thing I would change is the pouch on the inside to make concertina sides allowing more room. A clipboard with drawings or printed out birds would be the same idea. These are my drawings but I always prefer children’s drawings so if your child fancies drawing the birds even better.
You could do a tick box system if you spot a bird like this or you could put how many times, time of day information etc.Obviously no younger bird spotter would be seen without their trusty binoculars!
I have cut a kitchen roll tube in two, made two holes and put some wool to attach them together.
Now is the fun part …..the decorating. I am afraid I am trying to do home school at home which is not easy so I have gone for a quick and easy option of washi tape to give them a little feature. I then put some washi tape on a bit of card and cut a shape out. I glued the tubes together, then glued the added piece to give a little more structure.
Now your intrepid explorers are ready to go out on an adventure!!
If you are stuck indoors and no birds around you could do an imaginary bird spotting book. What kind of amazing birds would you like to see? If your child really enjoys researching the birds you could always look up amazing stories about friendships between birds and humans.