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Build a Birdhouse

Provide shelter and attract some fine feathered friends to your backyard!
 

Learning Benefits

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Fine Motor Skills
Science

What you need:

  • large plastic water bottle 
  • brown packing tape 
  • Popsicle sticks 
  • wood  
  • glue 

 What to do:

  1. Cut a hole in the front of the bottle for the birds to enter.
  2. Rip the tape into one- to two-inch pieces and cover the entire water bottle.  
  3. Overlap and layer pieces to mimic bark on a tree. 
  4. Glue the Popsicle sticks around the top of the bottle to make a roof. 
  5. Tie a string around the neck of the bottle so you can hang it on a tree branch.

 Learning benefits:

  • Promotes fine motor skills
  • Encourages appreciation of nature 
  • Introduces local bird species 

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