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Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: Pre-K - 2 | Age: 2-8 | Written by: Jackie C.
[a teacher at The Growing Tree and Morristown High School in Morristown NJ.]

Children can recycle cardboard rolls to create some make-believe binoculars for bird watching.


Students will learn how to spot birds with their own homemade binoculars.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Give each student 2 paper rolls and have them glue them together on the sides. Let dry.

  2. Help students put a hole in each side of the binoculars.

  3. Tie the ribbon/yarn through the holes.

  4. Optional: decorate the binoculars with paint or glue and paper.

  5. Bring children outside to look for birds and have them look through their own creations.

  6. Talk about the birds from your area. Refer to books and see if you can spot different types of birds.

Recommended Books/Products:

Bird Watching for Kids
by Steven A. Griffin, Elizabeth May Griffin
A Family Bird Watching Guide

Backyard Bird Watching for Kids
by George H. Harrison, Kit Harrison
How to Attract, Feed, and Provide Homes for Birds

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