Welcome back to Summer Wonder at Home Creativity Challenges! Every Monday until August 31, there will be a new challenge for you to build, create, design or discover with your family using materials you have at home.
Summer is a great time of year to go bird watching. Sunny days and warm weather means more food for birds to feed their hungry chicks: berries, seeds and insects, yum! This week's challenge is called Every Bird Needs a Nest. Go on a nature walk with your family in your neighbourhood, then make your own bird's nest using objects you found on your walk. Look around at home for other items you can use to build your nest. Think about these questions:
Think back to your walk. What birds did you see or hear? (Why do birds sing, anyway? Find out on the Wonder Wall!) What type of nest do you think they make and where would they build it? No need to peep! Learn more about birds from these books:
We'd love to see what you create! Ask a grown-up to take a picture of your bird’s nest and share it with the Toronto Public Library on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TPLSummerWonder.