Preschool Bird Theme STEAM Activity

This quick & easy Preschool Bird Theme STEAM Activity is sure to be a hit with your preschoolers. Practice digging for food in sand or dirt while learning about how birds use their beaks. You’re definitely going to want to check it out!  

sticks and stones in dirt sensory bin with text: Preschool Bird Theme STEAMToday’s topic is Head & Beak and this quick & easy Preschool Bird Theme STEAM was perfect for learning about how birds use their beaks. It’s for sure a great bird-themed sensory activity to do with your kiddos. Your little kids will love this fun investigation station. 

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preschooler using tweezers to pick up stone
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

dirt sensory bin with sticks and stones for Bird STEAM Activity
Not all birds’ beaks are the same. For example, eagles, owls, and other meat-eating birds have curved beaks while woodpeckers have strong pointed beaks to drill into wood and find food. 

child using tweezers in sensory bin
Talk about a wonderful way to explore how birds find food! If you’d like to put together your own preschool bird theme STEAM activity, then definitely keep reading. 


child using tweezers in Digging for Bird Food sensory bin
Digging for Food Investigation Station

Set Up

  • Bury small items (e.g., pebbles, blocks, sticks) in a tub of sand or dirt.
  • Set out tongs, tweezers, and spoons.
  • Invite children to pretend to be birds digging for food and to explore the different tools as if they were bird beaks.

Big Questions

  • What kinds of things do you use to eat?
  • Would you like to have a beak? Why or why not?
  • How can you hide something in sand?
  • What could you use to dig?

stack of sticks and stones in sensory bin
The little guy loves digging in the dirt and this activity was obviously no exception! Messy play is always okay around here. We love all things sensory activities. Sand, dirt… You name it!  

child using tweezers to dig for pretend bird food in sensory bin



Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Birds & Eggs theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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sticks and stones in dirt sensory bin with text: Digging for Bird Food STEAM

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