Enjoy your picnic as a bird family.
Now remember back to your high school drama class, get into that parent bird character and plop yourself right in the middle. Call your little chicks into the nest with you. First they can curl up and pretend they are still in their eggs. You can preen and poke at them a bit, ensuring they are warm. Then the amazing day arrives and they hatch! Oh, the parent bird is so excited! Hello my little chicks – I have been waiting for you for so long!
If everyone needs to work up an appetite, you could teach them how to fly. Spread your wings, tentatively poke a toe out of the nest, and then slowly take off into the sky. Soaring around your yard or park, try flying in formation, leaping and twirling in the breeze.
Now it’s time to admire all the bugs and worms you have collected for today’s meal. While people are eating, you might read a bird-themed book.
What a lovely day for your bird family – connecting with nature and having fun together.