Bird Binoculars

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This is a tape and glue activity in which learners make binoculars that they can decorate and then use to go bird watching. The suggested questions encourage learners to share their knowledge, thoughts and feelings about birds. This resource also includes a brief explanation of how a bird's unique anatomy enables it to fly. Note: these are not functioning binoculars.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Construction Paper
  • Yarn or String
  • Masking Tape
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punchers
  • Markers
  • Random supplies to decorate the binoculars (i.e.foam pieces, glitter, pompoms, feathers, etc. )Optional


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Evolution
      • Mechanisms of Evolution
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access