Activity for an individual child
Age group: 18-40 months
Duration of activity: 20 minutes
- Heavy-duty poster board
- Leaves and grass
- Sticks, twigs, and pine needles
If you have the chance, show your child a real-life bird's nest. Talk about what he would use to build a nest if he were a bird. When this nest is complete, your child might want to put a toy bird or eggs in it.
- Let your child make a mixture of the mud and the leaves and grass.
- Help him form the mixture into a nest shape.
- Let him add the sticks, twigs, and pine needles for interest.