Ursula the Umbrella Cockatoo

For this week's Family Friday you will make a present for our two-legged friends: the birds! Just like Ursula in Ursula the Umbrella Cockatoo, the birds in your neighborhood need a place to live. Read our step-by-step guide on how to build your very own birdhouse out of everyday items.

What you need:

  • A tissue box (or any small box/milk carton)
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • String/ribbon
  • A pen

Step 1

Open your Footsteps2Brilliance App, and go to Level 2 (Yellow). In the Alphabet Animals series, read the book Ursula the Umbrella Cockatoo.

Step 2

Using the pen, poke 2 holes in the top of the box. Paint your box with a base coat of white paint.

After it dries, decorate it anyway you would like.

 

Step 3

From inside the box, thread each end of the ribbon through the holes. Then tie the ribbon so that you will be able to hang it from a branch.

Step 4

Find a nice spot in your yard or a nearby tree to hang your birdhouse. Check on it every few days to see if there are any new occupants!

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