'Our Feathered Friends' Holiday Programme fun

October 7, 2020

Header Image: Our Learning Centre was a hive of activity each day with families enjoying getting creative together

We love families to drop in and get crafty together; we’ve been creating manu mobiles, masks, bird-feeders, collages and keyrings. Definitely some future ornithologists among our visitors!  Check out some of our manu activities and also links to give some of them a go at home.

We made mobiles out of these cool 3-D birds; thanks to the Department of Conservation for their awesome 3-D native bird templates
Colourful soda bottle bird-feeders to attract manu visitors to your garden. We made a few kinds; check out Recycled bird-feeders
These manu masks were fun to make while learning about native birds. Check out ideas for manu masks
For more bird mask ideas like this cool little bird whānau check out DOC’s Native bird mask templates
There were some stunning bird collages such as this tūī created using a range of materials Tūī are often spotted around the Treaty Grounds
These cute felt kiwi key-rings were fun to make to mark Save the Kiwi month.  View instructions to give it a go at home.

We designed Our Feathered Friends programme to fit in with October being Save the Kiwi month in New Zealand. Here at Waitangi, our conservation efforts have seen the native bird life flourishing in our beautiful natural environment.

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