When the weather starts to get a bit warmer and you know spring is on the way, I love to make these cute little birds that sit in a paper bag nest. It's a great use for those plastic colored eggs that seem to multiply around the house during Easter! The birds are so easy to make. Simply take any colored egg you like and add eyes, a simple beak and two triangle shaped wings. I used googly eyes, but if you don't have any, a Sharpie would work just fine.
To make the nest, open up a lunch sized paper bag and then roll down the sides (rolling the edges out, not towards the inside). Keep rolling and shaping until you have a nice little nest for the birds to sit in. If you have some "grass" left over from Easter, that would make a nice added touch to the nest, or even some raffia.
Once you have your birds, share a few bird books. Here are some of my favorites:
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard.
Birds by Kevin HenkesThere Is a Bird On Your Head! by Mo Willems