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So this activity all started because my son built a circle track, put a toy Cardinal in it, and called it a nest. I thought it was very imaginative!
But the nest just seemed too big for the bird, so we discussed how birds make nests by layering and intertwining sticks and twigs. We collected more track and built a smaller nest. This time it was a Chaffinch toy that got to sit inside.
Of course this “baby bird” wanted some Cheerios, too!
After that we couldn’t seem to stop! We got some coloured craft sticks (given to us by our friends at craftprojectideas.com) and layered them to make a nest. We added a toy bird (Blue Jay) from our Backyard Bird TOOB.
Next we used shredded paper to make a nice soft nest for an Indigo Bunting (also from the TOOB). She looked very cosy in this nest!
This was my favourite – as well as being the most realistic we actually have an American Robin nesting in the eaves of our house!