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If you’re teaching about birds or have a bird enthusiast in your homeschool, you’ll love this bird scavenger hunt printable.
This one-page, scavenger hunt idea for kids is appropriate for use all year long. You can take it with you on your nature walks, or you can hang it near a window to observe the birds in your backyard.
To prepare for the scavenger hunt, print out one free printable for each child who will be participating. Gather pencils or crayons for each one.
If you’d like to make this reusable, you can laminate it and have kids use dry erase markers to mark their findings. This way, you can use the printable over and over again.
Bird Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun for kids of all ages. They love hunting for various objects and crossing them off a list as they do.
When I take kids on an outdoor scavenger hunt, I prefer to clip the pages to a clipboard which makes it easier to cross off the items they find.
This printable is good for the whole family. It has picture and word clues to help children identify the birds they find and learn their names at the same time.
Fun ways to use this printable:
The great thing about this printable activity is that it’s the perfect way to lead into a study of backyard birds.
Spend time learning about birds.
In addition to just looking for the birds on this printable, you can spend some time teaching your kids about the birds featured on the page.
Teach your kids about woodpeckers, robins, sparrows, goldfinches, blue jays, starlings, crows, finches, and cardinals.
Learn about even more backyard birds.
If your kids are interested in birds at this point, you can teach your kids about even more birds they may see on your nature walks.
BOOKS ABOUT BIRDS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about birds. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
• Little Kids Big Book of Birds – This adorable reference introduces young readers to birds of all kinds: big and small, flyers and swimmers, colorful and plain. They’ll find backyard favorites, such as robins and cardinals and be introduced to more unique species that inhabit rainforests and deserts around the world.
• Bird Watch – Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch leads kids aged 4 and up through the basics of birding, from identifying common birds to learning about habitat and migration and listening for bird songs.
• A Backyard Birding Adventure: What’s in Your Yard? – This friendly little book employs clever, yet educational, rhymes, stunning photographs, and whimsical illustrations to awaken your child’s interest in the avian world.
Learn more about birds, from songbirds to waterfowl to raptors! Young ornithologists get to design bird-protecting window clings, create different types of bird feeders and more in this exciting Feathered Friends kit!
You are a Bird Feeder Engineer and want to invent a groovy bird feeder design that’s never been seen before. Can you design and build a bird feeder that meets the survival needs of local birds using upcycled materials?