Fall (or spring) is the perfect time of the year to talk with kids about birds! Either you want to feed them over Fall and Winter season or there are newcomers in the early Spring! Birds are fun! We have collected here 33 bird sensory play ideas to explore all senses with kids through engaged, fun and hands-on play!
Invite your toddler to work on their fine motor skills in this Bird Seed Sensory Bin.
Set up a sensory table loaded with plastic ducks and water beads for some Duckling Story Play.
Mix up some home-made play dough, add in feathers, beaks and googly eyes and you have a fun Play Dough Birds Activity.
Let your toddlers get hands on with Cheerios and pipe cleaners to make their own Bird Feeders.
Enjoy some pasta play in this Sensory Nest Building Activity.
Watch your kids have fun poking feathers into play dough, whilst working on Color Sorting at the same time.
Scrunch up a paper grocery bag to make these Birds Nests.
This stretchy Slime Recipe is packed full of Bird Seeds to add lots of texture to your play.
Make your own My Garden Bird Seed Sensory Bin for some hands on play.
This Bird Nest Play Dough Invitation includes plastic eggs, birds, twigs and pasta for some busy building.
Turn your Kiddie Pool into a Giant Bird’s Nest and let the kids dive in for story time.
Adding Bird Seed into Play dough gives it a really interesting texture for little hands to explore.
Use toy birds in a Sensory Bin to help talk to your kids about the importance of feeding birds in your garden.
Don’t hold back on the feathers in this Crazy Chicks Activity.
Salt dough eggs are a fun addition in this Bird’s Nest Small World.
Teach your kids the importance of picking up all of their trash in this sorting exercise before Building your own Bird’s Nest.
Painting with Feathers is a fun way to add a tickly sensory element to a painting activity.
Use clothespins to feed the wriggly worms to the baby birds in this fine motor skills Sensory Bin.
Get hands on with nature and collect some leaves to make your own Owl Collage.
Have fun turning Pine Cones into cute Owls in this activity ideal for Fall.
Enjoy getting messy hands painting and gluing these Paper Plate Birds with your kids at anytime of the year.
Hunt for the Roald Dahl’s Roly-Poly Bird in this Sensory Tray.
Get hands on (and in!) with rubber gloves and feathers to make these 5 Little Ducks Finger Puppets.
Up-cycle an egg carton to make this Duck Pond Small World for your child to explore.
Hand over the materials to your kids in this Sensory Small World Activity and let them build their own Duck Pond in water.
Let your children freely explore the different textures of materials in this Pipe-cleaner Peacock Craft.
Enjoy getting messy with paint and make a Paper Plate Fingerprint Peacock.
Dip a bath toy into paint and get messy making this Penguin Painting.
Older children will enjoy using their hands to craft these Clay Owl Ornaments.
There are lots of tips here to make playing with a Bird Seed Sensory Box a success.
Shredded paper is a super simple sensory ingredient and you use it here to make your own Birds Nest.
Stimulate your child’s senses in this Bird Nest Sensory Bin filled with shredded paper.
Use your fingers to blend chalk pastels to make a Beautiful Hummingbird.
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.