The Monday AM Polliwogs were interested in birds and their nests, so one day we dove deep into nest building. How do birds build their nests? Could we find any nests at Huron Natural Area that we could examine? What materials do they use? What parts of their bodies do they use to build? How long does it take them? Hmmm....
We set off on a hike to explore and look for building materials.
Look what we found!!! A nest! We wonder which bird build it.
We stopped for a snack, then kept on collecting materials for our nests.
We studied our bird identification mats.
We collected dry grasses, some green grasses, soft seeds, and mud. Then it was time to build! Here we go... we're imagining we are little birds!
Then we placed our new nests into some trees around the play area and in the meadow. Maybe some birds will use them! We even fooled some adults who thought they had been built by birds!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play