Encourage fine motor skills and imagination with this Toilet Paper Roll Bird Craft visual arts and dramatic play activity! You’re definitely going to want to check it out!
We’re still working on our Birds & Eggs preschool monthly theme and today’s topic was Hatchling, which meant a fun Toilet Paper Roll Bird Craft.
The activity that we’re sharing is a “Make & Play.” I love these because not only are preschoolers working on their fine motor skills, but of course there’s the creative thinking & expression that’s happening too!
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.
Your kiddos will get to explore both visual arts as well as dramatic play while developing their imagination and creativity. Doesn’t that sound like lots of fun?
After your toddlers and preschool get finished making their adorable toilet paper roll bird craft, they’ll build either a nest or a birdhouse for their new feathered friend and then feed and take care of their pet chick.
Baby birds sure are adorable, aren’t they? Make a baby bird pet with your little kids today!
Chicks can take up to 24 hours to hatch. They have a lump on their top beak called an “egg tooth” to help them break the shell and push out. Breaking out of the shell is called “pipping.”
The little guy of course did this activity independently, but baby girl and I worked together. She’s just starting to learn how to use paint and glue. Either way, both little kids had a blast!
Bird Craft Make & Play
What you’ll need
- Cardboard Tube
- Wiggle Eyes
- Nature Items
Here’s how to do it
- Would you like to have a baby bird for a pet? Why or why not?
- Encourage children to decorate their cardboard tube like a baby chick.
- Use sticks, rocks or other nature items to build a nest or birdhouse.
- What else might the bird need?
- Invite children to brainstorm ways to feed and take care of the pet chick.
- Did the child consider the bird’s needs when building a house for it?
- What other supplies did he gather to take care of the baby chick?
These two had a great time making their very own baby bird pets today and they look amazing!
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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