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Secret Garden Wednesday: Nest Building

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If you want to see birds,you must have birds in your heart.” John Burroughs

Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There’ll be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just for you.

This week in our secret garden, we have had a mix of everything from ice, snow, torrential rains, and finally severely clear beautiful blue sky sunny weather.

With the changing of the seasons comes new little visitors to our grade. We heard the croaking of frogs down by the stream and have seen an abundance of robins and other spring time birds.

Inside the pages of A Year in the Secret Garden, we share how to actually build a birds nest. I’ll leave that for you to enjoy with family and friends.

Today we’re going on a Springtime scavenger hunt  plus we’re making some edible bird nest yummies !!

Enjoy !!!

Something To Do

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are always so fun. Take this fun list along outside with you and check off everything that you can find. Just remember not to take anything and leave it in it’s place. Have fun finding Spring.

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Check off the following when you find them:

  • Grass
  • Bird
  • Flower
  • Rocks
  • Leaves
  • Pinecone
  • Butterfly
  • Fruit Tree
  • Feather
  • Twig
  • Ant
  • Watering Can
  • Bike
  • Worm
  • Squirrel
  • Caterpillar
  • Bird Feeder
  • Vegetable Garden


Bird Nest Treats

Bird Nest Treats

2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
4 cups chow mein noodles
1. Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
2. Combine marshmallows and butter over medium heat in a saucepan; stir until the butter and marshmallows have melted. Stir in the chow mein noodles, coat well. Butter fingers and press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the prepared muffin tin. Refrigerate until firm.

After the nests are firm, place jelly bean, Cadbury or malt meal eggs.

Have you missed the last few Secret Garden Wednesdays? These are too much fun not to read!

Secret Garden Wednesday: Book-Inspired FUN

Secret Garden Wednesday: Perfectly Good Porridge

Secret Garden Wednesday: Garden in a Jar

Secret Garden Wednesday: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Want to enjoy more month-by-month activities based on the classic children’s tale, The Secret Garden? A Year in the Secret Garden is over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for your family and friends to enjoy, learn, discover and play with together. A Year In the Secret Garden is our opportunity to introduce new generations of families to the magic of this classic tale in a modern and innovative way that creates special learning and play times outside in nature. This book encourages families to step away from technology and into the kitchen, garden, reading nook and craft room. Learn more, or grab your copy HERE.

A Year in the Secret garden

1 thought on “Secret Garden Wednesday: Nest Building

  1. This bird’s nest treat is so adorable, I can’t stand it! The creativity bursts with life, just like eggs ready to hatch 🙂

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