One afternoon while at the Forest a builder had looked up, high into a tree and noticed a huge bird nest that some birds made. The builder asked an educator, " How are bird nests made...hmmm?"
The educator replied, "How do you think they're made?" The builder said," Leaves, sticks, grass. Another builder answered, "Maybe some string or yarn found on the ground. Or some straw."
The educator shook their head and agreed with all of their answers. Next the educator asked, " How would you make the base of the bird nest?" The builders didn't have an answer.
A couple of days later, the instructor gathered some plastic containers, glue, water, and strips of newspaper to make paper mache for the builders to create their own bird nests.
The first part was to cover the whole container with paper mache and to let it dry fully.
" This is so messy and fun!" giggled one builder.
"The glue is flying everywhere!" exclaimed another builder, due to it being very windy outside.
After a few days of letting it dry, the builders were asked to gather however many leaves, sticks and any other materials they imagined their bird nest to look like.
Two builders made theirs look camouflaged how a bird would do it in the trees, and another builder made theirs camouflaged like the ground using dirt, grass and leaves of varies colours.
The final step was for the builders to add all their materials to how they imagined their bird nests to be. One builder replied, " I got the perfect spot on the ground by my one tree to put it."
Another builder excitedly said, " Can I take this home? I have the perfect tree to put it on!"
Overall, they had a lot of fun building their nests using nature as their materials and learning how a bird lives. I foresee some amazing builders in Oak Trees near future!