Saturday, July 23, 2011

Making a Bird House-Taking nesting experience a step ahead.

Watching birds from balcony all these days and observing them making nest (Real Nesting Experince !!!) was wonderful experience for Khwaish and me .So to take this experience one step ahead, we decided to make a bird house at home for little sparrow. Since rainy season is all on we thought it will be great help to little bird and learning activity for us at the same time.

Presenting Bird house...

    So friend’s first step for same was to get raw material for the same…and for bird making we had enough raw materials in our craft treasure stock.
    ·         One spare card box.
    ·         Some white chart paper
    ·         Colours
    ·         Two discarded Cds.
    ·         Two paper and two plastic glasses.
    ·         Bird picture from old discarded colouring books.
    ·         Plastic sheets
    ·         Bird feather
    ·         Lots of glue and cello tape.

    Important point I wanted to share is most material we used is recycled.

    Start off the things with colouring the sheets…I gave sheets to khwaish to colour…and she has done brilliant work with colours (and why not she just loves that!!),all bright colour used while colouring to attract birds. Next step was gluing the coloured sheets to card box but before that we made one hole in the front of box for bird to have easy entrance door/window into her house and later cut coloured sheet accordingly in the front to keep that circle part visible. She herself done cutting and pasting of sheets on board.

    Lots of questions by khwaish made session more interactive:

    •         Why we are making bird house?
    •     What all things bird will keep inside?
    •     What Birds will eat and drink…
    •          Developing love for birds and related activity.
    •     Why we are making it so colourful?

    I tried my best to resolve her queries...

    Now we pasted lovely bird picture on the front of box front…Looking fantastic…added some finger prints on box .Since rainy season is on  I thought to give the  double protection to bird house by covering same by transparent plastic sheet.

    So our job is done……Oopsss…bird house with no availability of food and water seems to incomplete one. Added one glass to each side…left is for food (red) and one on right is for water and to support both glasses…we gave support of discarded Cds.
    To add little cherry to the cake….We added small feather to bird house…birds can see their belongings already safe here ;) winks...

    Little bird come to house.

    Hanging bird house beside the balcony wall to witness the activity of birds…khwaish is eagerly waiting for some arrival…

          Now wait is on for bird to hop on and give meaning to our work ….:)smile.



    1. Hey Ashu , thats so nice n creative .The project not only brings closeness with our nature in this new modern n technical world , bt also responsible for making our children closed to us(in the bsy life schedule) instead of giving theoretical moral lessons to the kids about nature, the child is more active with practical learning. A very good step in making n moulding children 'learned'. Very active teaching learning session I shud say.

    2. Thanks Zebun..Yes very true.My idea to all these project is learn through nature not by books and at the same time enjoy the activity .Doing activity together gives us lot of interactive time...which khwaish is loving.

    3. dear khwaish n AShu,

      very creative and interesting, also bringing the child and yourself close to nature!! recylcing is an amazing concept these kids must learn!! as a special ed we learnt so many ways to create diff things out of all kinda waste things. your blog reminds and encourages us to continue all that. keep up the good work and we shall be borrowing some of your ideas too, so keep inspiring!!!love

    4. Wow, lovely bird house Gappu. Ashu, great going dear.

    5. Luvely work Ashu and 3 cheers for Khwaish :)
      hope some guest has come by now

    6. Lovely Bird House Made By Khwaish....

      Iam sure birdies will drop in soon......:))

    7. Thanks Meera...Independence day is coming near ,waiting for parth next blog!!

    8. Shivika thanks buddy.Waiting for some arrival..

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