Build a bird nest

Age 6+

Activity Type

outdoor play

Activity Season

spring summer

Activity Topic


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Build a bird nest

Have a go at building a birds’ nest – will it be strong and safe enough to hold pebble eggs?

Birds’ nests need to be strong and sturdy enough to withstand wind, while still being cosy. Could you make a nest that’s up to the test?

  • Experiment with different natural materials – what works best?
  • Is your nest stronger with mud, or is it better without it?
  • Have a go at building your nest with one hand – birds only have their beaks, after all!
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