Show children how to help garden birds survive the winter

Written by: Karen Faux
16 October 2018

Now is the time to look at how wintery weather affects British wildlife. Start with birds that can be observed in your outdoor area and help children to discover why they need our help when the days become cold.

Explore the foods birds like to eat, how the food should be distributed, and give children the opportunity to observe them feeding.

Why not set up an observation point by a window with a clear view of the garden? Have a limited number of seats so that only a few children can observe the birds at any one time. Explain that everyone using the observation point must try hard to stay still, otherwise the birds may be scared away!

Here are a range of activities linked to observing birds and the great outdoors at this time of the year:

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