Birds and Beaks for Kiwi Kids

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Birds have amazing adaptations, their beaks suit the kind of food they need and their environment. Here are some education and craft activities for children on this topic.

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Bird Beak Game - Animal Jam Academy

Birds use their beaks in all kinds of ways! Did you know that some toucans have a beak that is larger than their body? Explore bird beaks with this fun and free download from Animal Jam Academy! Have fun and PLAY WILD!

All about the colour of birds' eyes - interesting! Dark Brown Eyes, White Eyes, Yellow Eyes, Gradient Color, Eye Color, Colour, Olive Green Eyes, Refraction Of Light, Human Babies

Eye Color in Birds - 10,000 Birds

Two weeks ago I wrote a post entitled, “How do Birds get their Color?”. This got me thinking about eye color in birds. As humans we place exceptional value in the beauty of an individual’s eyes. Most of us will have heard the saying, “Eyes are the windows to the soul”. But besides the cosmetic value, the color of our eyes provides little other benefit to our lives. I have been wondering if it is the same with birds. Many birds have exceptional color but their eyes can be colorful too –…

building a bird's nest using items gathered from nature walk. Appreciation for the hard work a bird does to build a nest that sticks together and can hold eggs Forest School Activities, Nature Activities, Spring Activities, Preschool Activities, Preschool Curriculum, Indoor Activities, Family Activities, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Learning

Build a Bird's Nest

Lately Chuck and I have been going on a lot of nature walks. Typically after lunch or dinner we'll just walk around our neighborhood and fly our toy planes, or pick up random rocks and twigs on the sidewalk. Because Chuck loves collecting different objects, I thought it would be fun if we tried making something with the items that we found. This time, we tried our hand at making a bird's nest. Let's Build a Bird's Nest! Before we took our nature walk, we looked online for photos of birds'…

Printable masks, both in colour and black and white for colouring in. Printable Masks, Bird Masks, Bird Costume, Craft Activities, Kiwi, Kids Rugs, Birds, Costumes, Black And White

Brilliant bird masks

Printable masks, both in colour and black and white for colouring in. Why not wear one while you do your survey?

Printable masks, both in colour and black and white for colouring in. Tui Bird, Printable Masks, Bird Masks, Bird Crafts, Craft Activities, Kiwi, Superhero Logos, Birds, Education

Brilliant bird masks

Printable masks, both in colour and black and white for colouring in. Why not wear one while you do your survey?

New Zealand is home to a wide variety of water birds, including many species of ducks. Most of these are endemic, but some have been introduced and a few have naturalised here. Duck Species, Vulnerable Species, Habitat Destruction, Science Topics, Spring Sign, Ducks, Habitats, New Zealand, Duck Duck

Which duck is which?

New Zealand is home to a wide variety of water birds, including many species of ducks. Most of these are endemic, but some have been introduced and a few have naturalised here.

Explore and Discover Nature: A Coastal Walk - animals that I see in Pukerua Bay Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, Wild Birds, Conservation, New Zealand, Activities For Kids, Coastal, Wildlife, Environment

A Coastal Walk - animals that I see in Pukerua Bay

Observing nature on my walks along the coast: just some of the insects, lizards, birds that are seen in Pukerua Bay.

Tūī chicks have wide mouths - their beaks change as they get older! Mouths, Craft Activities, Getting Old, Kiwi, Wings, Change, Getting Older, Ali

Tūī Takeover - tūī chicks growing up in the garden

Tūī have taken over the wild garden, flying low with loud wing beats they protect their chicks and their food sources. Their beaks are cleverly adapted to their food.