Sensory-rich activities: connecting people with the outdoors

Birds nest


This activity is about helping people to connect with spring or summer through something that is common within our garden memories. Birds’ nests are fascinating in the way that they are made; each one unique to the bird(s) that made it; using whatever nature had lying around.


Where do I live activity by Sensory Trust

You will need;

4 or 5 long lengths of cut privet (at least 12”/30 cms long; keep the leaves on)

Bits of nest ‘lining’, e.g. feathers, wool, moss, grass

Download printable instructions for making a birds nest (pdf 1613 kb)


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