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Under 7, 7 to 12
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Song: Birdie Builders
Sung to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus"
Step 1
"Birdie Builders"

It’s time for birds to build new nests,
Build new nests, build new nests.
It’s time for birds to build new nests
In which to hold their eggs.


Watch them as they gather stuff—
Sticks and strings and bits of fluff—
To build a nest that’s big enough
In which to hold their eggs.


Birds build nests both high and low,
In trees or on the ground below.
They work all day because they know
It’s time to lay their eggs!


- Jennifer Bové

Step 2
Are you unfamiliar with this tune?

Visit kids.niehs.nih.gov. On this site, you can hear “Wheels on the Bus" and many other children’s tunes.

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