Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve. Children Making masks and games. Girl cutting out mask. Northern Ireland

Resources

We've got plenty of fun activities for before, during and after your Big Schools' Birdwatch that will help your class develop their interest in wildlife and the world around them.

Survey sheets

Help your class keep track of what they've seen during Big Schools' Birdwatch with our simple survey sheets.

RSPB Schools Outreach sponsored by ALDI. Big Schools Birdwatch session (reception class), Livingstone Primary and Nursery School, New Barnet, Hertfordshire

Early Years

Your early years class will love these stories and activities designed specifically for inquisitive young minds. 

Early year resources

Word doc, 184 Kb

Lesson plan (England)

Word doc, 184Kb

Lesson plan (Scotland)

Word doc, 68Kb

Lesson plan (Wales)

Word doc, 121Kb

Cynllun Gwers (Cymru)

PDF, 3.95Mb

Lucky duck story book

How to make birds from paper plates. PDF, 99Kb

Paper plate birds

PDF, 113Kb

Speedy bird cake

Recipes and activity sheets

We've got recipes for bird treats and a 'name the part of the bird' game to get your big day off to a flying start!

Activity resources

Step-by-step to make this bird feed treat. PDF, 135Kb.

Bird recipe: crumble pastry maggots

How to make edible bird seed pictures! PDF, 466Kb.

Bird recipe: edible pictures

Step-by-step to make these bird feeders. PDF, 153Kb.

Bird recipe: pine cone lardy seed feeders

Step-by-step to make a suet and nut log. PDF, 153Kb.

Bird recipe: suet and nut log

Name the parts of a bird with this activity sheet. PDF, 320Kb.

Parts of a bird activity
Children doing activities, RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre

Creative resources

Your class will love to get stuck in making our bird snappers, and you can get the whole school excited with our Big Schools' Birdwatch poster - left blank for your own message.

Creative resources

Make your own Big Schools' Birdwatch poster. We've left it blank so you can tailor it to your school. PDF, 82Kb.

Big Schools' Birdwatch - Poster Blank

Use this activity sheet to make a female blackbird snapper. PDF, 79Kb.

Blackbird snapper (female)

Use this activity sheet to make a male blackbird snapper. PDF, 79Kb.

Blackbird snapper (male)

Use this activity sheet to make a black-headed gull snapper. PDF, 79Kb.

Black-headed gull snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a blue tit snapper. PDF, 130Kb.

Blue tit snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a collared dove snapper. PDF, 79Kb.

Collared dove snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a common gull snapper. PDF, 80Kb.

Common gull snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a goldfinch snapper. PDF, 80Kb.

Goldfinch snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a greenfinch snapper. PDF, 80Kb.

Greenfinch snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a house sparrow snapper. PDF, 80Kb.

House sparrow snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a pied wagtail snapper. PDF, 77Kb.

Pied wagtail snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a redwing snapper. 79Kb.

Redwing snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a robin snapper. PDF, 79Kb.

Robin snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a song thrush snapper. PDF, 81Kb.

Song thrush snapper

Use this activity sheet to make a starling snapper. PDF, 81Kb.

Starling snapper

Games

Your class will relish the challenge of our Big Card Birdwatch and matching pairs memory games.

Games

A fun card game for your class to enjoy and learn more about the birds they might see. PDF, 338Kb.

Big Card Birdwatch

Test your memory with our fun, bird-themed card game. PDF, 2Mb.

Big Schools' Birdwatch matching pairs
Children taking part in Skydancer workshops for primary and secondary schools

Welsh language resources

Download resources in Welsh for your class.

Welsh resources