Denver, Colorado

Fun Summer Activities for Children & Adults

  1. Put up a Hummingbird Feeder – Setting up a bird feeder near your home gives an up-close-and- personal view of the illusive hummingbird.
  2. Bird Watching / I Spy a Bird-Watch for birds wherever you go for a week and make a list of all the birds you saw and where you saw them (field, forest, marsh, yard, or park).
  3. Listen & Observe Nature – By cupping their hands behind their ears for better hearing, guide your child to identify sounds made by insects, birds, or mammals. Help them learn to identify birds they see and hear in their backyard and mimic bird songs, perhaps with the use of a bird identification book.
  4. Help Birds to Build their Nests – Lend a helping hand to the birds in your area by supplying them with simple nesting materials. Put out some wet mud, moss, small twigs, straw, short lengths of string or knitting yarn and see which birds use the different materials for their nest.
  5. Make an Observation Blind for Observing Backyard Wildlife – Because getting close to birds can be a challenge, drop a sheet with some cut out observation holes around some lawn chairs or over a cardboard box and let your children get a sneak peek as they approach your backyard feeder or bird bath.

For more fun activities, visit the our web site at www.wbu.com/camps/