Thursday, May 2, 2013

Building A Nest

I don’t do nearly enough homeschooling posts. 

On that note, we tried building a nest this week.  A nest.

For birds.

Not as easy as you might think!  My girls learned quickly that they would not make great birds.  They can’t build a brilliant nest.

{That… and they can’t fly… weird!}

Their science book suggested the project and so they thought they’d give it a go.  They had just learned about all the different types of nests that birds make.

Ingredients were gathered.



Sticks and twigs…




And with that they set to work.


They even tried soaking the twigs in hopes of making them more ‘bendy’.  The dry ones kept snapping.


In the end, they came up with a great little basket thing (or maybe a potholder?)

bird nest basket


And C made some delicious pies!  (He was so proud!)

mud pies

H was determined to build a nest.  This is what she came up with. 


She even put it up in the tree because she thinks a bird might use it.  I don’t have the heart to tell her otherwise.  It could happen!


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