The Best Resources for a Bird Themed Unit: art projects, products, and children’s literature

If you are a teacher, homeschool parent, or recently thrown into the role of teaching your children this spring due to Covid-19, the resources below will be your one stop for a bird theme unit.

We are huge nature fans and love using birds as a source of inspiration for many of our art projects. See the book and product ideas below and then head over to this post to see some of our favorite bird art projects ideas.

Children’s Books:

The following books are separated into categories under: Bird/Bird Watching, Bird Anatomy, and Eggs/Nests. Incorporate these lovely picture books into your lessons and art projects!

Birds and Bird Watching

Big Book of Birds

Outside Your Window

The Boy Who Drew Birds

Bird Watch

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs

Bird Anatomy

A Bird From Head to Tail


Feathers Not Just For Flying

Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird’s Most Unique Feature

Eggs and Nests-

An Egg is Quiet

A Nest is Noisy

What’s in That Egg

Mama Built A Little Nest


Bird Themed Materials, Toys and Games:

The products and materials below make perfect additions to your bird lessons to enhance learning and keep your kiddos busy!

Bird Bingo BINGO! This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 species of birds from around the world.

Spot The Birds Board Game Learn about different bird habitats and discover a variety of birds in this engaging game.

Count Your Chickens– This fun counting game is a perfect for toddlers. My youngest loves this game!

Paint By Sticker: Birds Are you a fan of the “Paint by Sticker” activity books? They now have one featuring birds!

Bird Stickers– These beautiful stickers were illustrated by one of my favorite artist, Geninne Zlatkis.

Birds of the World: Nature Sticker Activity Book– Learn fun facts about birds, with coloring activities and stickers

Big Book of Bird Stickers– More sticker fun with the drawings of Yuval Zommer. This books has over 200 bird stickers and filled with fun activities!

Bird Gliders These gliders will keep your kids busy outside making these birds soar. Perfect for Easter baskets or summer fun.

Peacock Bird Wings–  These dress up wings are perfect for some imaginative play!

Bird Binoculars for Kids

Bird houses– These blank houses are ready to be decorated in your favorite medium or process! Paint, collage, draw…so many possibilities.

Feathers– Feathers are such a fun material to craft with!

Bird Lift and Learn Puzzle– This wooden puzzle will help your little one learn about backyard birds in an easy “Lift and Learn” beginner style.

Wood Puzzle and Play Birds– These beautiful wood birds by Petite Collage nestle nice within each other and look lovely on their own too!

Feather Puzzle– This 500 piece puzzle features STUNNING feathers from birds around the world and would be a fun one for the family

Birds A-Z Puzzle– This colorful puzzle features birds from A-Z from different regions around the globe. The illustrations are so cute!


Bird Art Projects and Activities

Head over to this post to find 25 Bird Art and Activities to tie in with your bird unit. You will find everything from cute crafts, nature inspired, mixed media, sensory, and recycled ideas.


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