Enjoy these fun projects to learn about birds and nature at home and in your neighborhood, prepared by our Eco-Education team. These activities are geared primarily towards elementary school-aged children, and incorporate STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) and language arts skills, as well as direct observations of nature and outdoor activities. They are available in English and Spanish.
Be sure to also tune in to our videos made by GGAS’s Eco-Education Manager (and naturalist extraordinaire), Clay Anderson! Clay provides fun, mini videos and insights for children to learn about birds and nature at home. Videos are in English at the bottom of this page.
Downloadable Birding Activity Sheets
Bird Detective – explore birds in your neighborhood
Listening Bingo – what sounds do you hear in your neighborhood?
Hummingbird Story Packet – read and discuss an Ohlone folktale about hummingbirds
Hummingbird Math – do hummingbird hearts beat faster than yours?
Make A Hummingbird – all you need are scissors, crayons, and tape or glue
How to Help Birds – ways your family can help birds and their S.F. Bay habitat
Beak Activity Sheet — a fun activity to learn more about bird beaks
Connect a Bird (coloring activity)
Los Vecinos, La Familia Osprey (Spanish) — Spanish
Picos — Spanish
Conectar un Pajaro — Spanish
Learning with Clay
Learn about birds with mini lessons from Clay. Videos are in English.