We love “Bird Builds a Nest” written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Richard Jones (the illustrations are perfect!). So happy it’s in the handful of books that we checked out from the Watertown library before the Conivid-19 social distancing lockdown. I am happy to read it over (and over) again.
We decided to build our own nest today. We read the book again (twice actually!). Then spent some time watching videos of birds building nests before we headed out to get some sunshine and fresh air. This is by far may favorite social distancing #arttogethergallery project to date.
What you need
- Sticks and Twigs
What to do
We started by collecting a bunch of supplies. We had a wind storm the other evening and woke up to lots of down branches so there was an abundance of fresh (sap filled!) pine branches to choose from.
We also pulled a few vines from our fence that were perfect for wrapping and tying the nest together.
Just like “Bird Builds a Nest” we pushed and pulled pieces together to create the a wreath like frame. Then we filled in the rest with flowers and other soft bits from our yard.
What we thought
This was a super fun project. We spent a few hours out in the sun and fresh air, and Lydia and Zoe were so proud when they finished. It challenged them to think about the best way to engineer their nest to keep everything together. Plus, as an added bonus, we were able to give our remaining Easter eggs a home.
The girls loved this nest building video…