Hi everyone, we are now in the middle of March and the countryside is really starting to come to life.
All around the birds are busy looking for twigs, and other bits and bobs, to make their nests with.
Soon they will be laying their eggs and the baby birds will hatch!
If you are interested in learning more about birds, Birdwatch Ireland have launched a new series of
lovely podcasts, the link to listen to them is here.
And just like the birds are busy at this time of year building nests, people all around the world
are busy making preparations for St. Patrick’s Day Parades.
Although the parades will be different this year because of Covid-19 restrictions,
we can still have fun at home and watch virtual parades instead.
And if you are joining in a Virtual Parade you might need a flag or two to wave around,
so here are some easy flags you can make at home 🙂
Green and white card (paper is fine as well)
Green and orange markers, pencils, crayons or paint.
Straws or ice-pop sticks
Make an Irish Flag:
a) Cut a piece of white card or paper into a small rectangle
and colour the left side green and the right side orange.
Leave the middle section white.
b) Turn the card over and colour the other side.
Make sure to keep the green colour on the left and the orange on the right.
c) Put your straw or ice-pop stick on the bottom of the
green section and selloptape it on.
Make a Shamrock Flag:
a) Fold a piece of green card or paper in half
b) Copy this shape, it’s a bit like drawing love hearts!
Make sure to put the top of the line you are drawing on the fold side,
not the side that opens out.
c) Carefully cut the shape out from the card.
Ask for help with the scissors if you need to!
d) Open out the shape, you now have a shamrock!
Use some sellotape to stick a straw on to the stalk of the shamrock.
You now have some flags to wave in your own parade at home!
Out and About:
This week see if you can spot any birds flying around with twigs in their beaks.
If you like gardening, have a look at this new blog on our website.
Take a photo of yourself waving your St.Patrick’s day Flags!
Send your photos in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put them in the blog.
Here are some photos of a newborn lamb with her mother.
The photos were sent in by one of our friends here in Lakers 😊