It’s spring and the nest box is all aflutter with activity as the birds fly in and out bringing nesting materials and food to the nesting birds. As your toddlers and preschoolers learn about spring and new life we’ve got a few books for the nature table that you and your toddlers and preschoolers will really enjoy about nesting birds and their nests. So here you go our best books about nests for toddlers and preschoolers.
Nest and Bird Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Nests and the birds that nest in them is such a fun spring topic, you can match it to when you see the bird busy around you. Keep an eye out as you could be lucky enough to find some eggshells or capture the first flight of the fledglings as they leave a nest.
If you have space and want to make it easy for your toddlers and preschoolers to observe birds then we recommend making your own nesting box with them and positioning it so that it’s great for the birds but also for your toddlers and preschools to observe. Check out our How to Make a Nest Box Project for Kids and make it together for next year.
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Mama Built a Little Nest
Your child will love learning about all the different kinds of nesting birds and the homes they have built for their babies in Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward! From nests large and small to muddy and twiggy, this book explores all the different types.
A Nest is Nosy
A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston is an informative read that takes a look at the world of nests and the birds that make them. From the different locations around the world to the birds that make them, this book is a great way to teach kids facts about nests and birds.
Nest is a colorful book that will engage your little ones and help them learn about birds and how they make their nests.
Check out our best books about spring for even more seasonal reading and picture books for your kids.
Birds Make Nests
Birds Make Nests by Michael Garland is a colorful picture book that teaches kids about the birds that make nests and all they do to keep their eggs safe to raise their chicks.
Have you Heard The Nesting Bird?
Have you Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray teaches your kids about different bird calls and the less noisy mama bird waiting for her eggs to hatch! This story is packed with illustrations and adorable and fun story kids will love.
Bird Builds Nest
Follow Bird as she pulls a worm from the ground, grabs some twigs, and gets her nest ready. Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins is an engaging story perfect for helping your little ones understand how a bird makes their nest.
Funny Birds by Philippe Ug is filled with exotic and beautiful birds that create a fun and imaginative pop-up book for kids! This book explores the many strange birds that hatch from eggs and explore their new environments.
Birds, Nests and Eggs
Birds, Nests and Eggs by Mel Boring is a fun and informative read that will help children identify fifteen different birds and where those birds build their homes. This guide has activities and a scrapbook for your kids to be able to keep drawings and notes.
About Birds: A Guide for Children
About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill is a book filled with beautiful pictures and details, this book explores the world of birds and their nests. It’s easy for little ones to understand and teaches them about birds and how they live.
Activities About Nests for Tots
As well as reading about the nests, building and then watching the birds making nests in your own nest box here’s some more ideas to do about nests.
- Explore a Birds Nest after the chicks have flown
- Work on Number Skills with our Nest Maths
- Make some delicious Chocolate Nest Cakes
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