There are various adaptations of this idea on Pinterest but this is how my Senior Infant class created their bird houses complete with occupants.
I gave out a variety of coloured cards and the kids cut out squares and rectangles to create their bird house. They then glued on a black circle for an opening. Using oil pastels they decorated their bird house in any way they wanted. Each house is uniquely decorated and I love that.
To create the bird the kids painted two overlapping circles. Once dry these were cut out. Wings, breaks, and tails were added using scraps of coloured paper. Lots of our birds are trying the 'flying thing'.
I love seeing buds appear on the trees and spring flowers brightening the garden.
Have a lovely midterm break :)