Welcome to our N is for Nest Book List and Activity List!
It is Spring and the the birds are up early singing and digging in our yard for food. It is the perfect time of year to read about Birds and Nests!
We enjoyed reading these books about nests and learning about all kinds of animals (not just birds) and the nests that they build.
Did you know that Cowbirds steal nests from other birds? Or that Frogs build their “nest” hanging over water so that the tadpoles can drop into the water when they are born?
You can print off a list of our favorite NEST books or scroll down to see the list.
Below you will find…
- A list of our favorite Nest books
- A list of activities you can try at home
- *NEW* A couple ideas for Biblical Integration
N is for Nest Book List
The Best Nest by PD Eastman
Flap Your Wings by PD Eastman
You Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen
Whose Nest? by Victoria Cochrane
Nest by Jorley Hurley
Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Warn
The Nest that Robin Built by Denise Fleming
Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins
A Nest is Noisy by Diana Aston
Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring
A Nest Full of Eggs by Priscilla Jenkins
National Geographic Kids: Bird Guide of North America by Jonathan Alderfer
N is for Nest Activity List
Talk about the sounds that the letter “N” makes.
See if your child can find the N on the cover of each of the Nest Books you read.
See if your child can think of any other words that start with the “N” sound: nine, ninja, nuts, net, nap, night, name, etc
Draw “N” bubble letters and have your child put stickers in the open space. This is good for fine motor skills as well.
Download this FREE letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF
Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets
Make the NEST craft below!
Look for nests in the trees in your yard.
Use Birds, Nests, and Eggs or National Geographic Kids: Bird Guide of North America to identify birds in your back yard and learn about what kind of nest they build.
Make Playdoh Birds Nests with nature objects found in your yard
Make and Eat these bird nest treats- YUM!
Talk about how God cares for His people like an eagle cares for its young.
For the Lord’s portion is his people,
Jacob his allotted inheritance.
In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them aloft.
The Lord alone led him;
no foreign god was with him.
Talk about how Jesus longs to gather His people close to himself.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Matthew 23:37
I hope you enjoy reading these books about nests, and that you see God’s care for you and your little chicks. You can trust Him to watch over you, like a mama bird watches over her nest. Let Him draw you near to His heart.