Build a Bird Nest Provocation
Build a Bird Nest Preschool Provocation
Spring is full of wonder and learning for preschoolers especially as the snow melts and greenery springs back to life. Preschoolers are sure to see a birds nest or two! Observing birds is a fascinating for preschoolers. Build off this interest by setting up an engaging bird nest provocation this spring. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, our guide will have you ready to fly in no time.
What is a provocation?
Introduce the subject
A good book is a great way to start off any lesson with preschoolers. Pick out your favorite book that talks about bird nests, also be sure to include both fiction and non-fiction books in your preschool library before and after this exploration.
You can find some great bird book suggestions in our bookshop here.
Roll the top of the lunch bag down until desired nest depth is reached.
Shape the bag into a oval shape.
Fill the bag alternating with paper shreds and moss.
Then add all other materials such as sticks, leaves, etc.
Place the finished nest outdoors in a tree making sure to secure it between small
branches. Pick a location that is in plain view for observation. Watch as the birds begin to make the nest a home or take some of the materials to their own nest close by!
Invite preschoolers to share often about their observations and take some time to observe with them.
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