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From Superkids by Jean Marzollo - Illustrations by Irene Trivas

Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.

For a bluebird.




Bluebirds are beautiful, useful (they eat unwanted insects), and scarce. They are hole dwellers. Because so many trees in our country have been cut down, bluebirds can't find as many nesting holes as they used to.
You can help them increase their numbers by attracting them to your yard with a birdhouse built the way they like it.

Use either scrap lumber or exterior-grade plywood. If necessary, you can change the dimensions a bit to fit the wood you have. Make sure, though, that the entrance hole is 1 1/2 inches wide. If you make it bigger, other birds will get in and chase the bluebirds out.

Hinge the top so you can open the birdhouse when it is not in use and clean it out. Drill some small holes in the front just under the roof for ventilation. Drill some small holes in the bottom for drainage. Hang the birdhouse as high as you can reach on a steel post in the middle of the back yard.


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Based on the book SUPERKIDS: Creative Learning Activities for Children 5-15
Text © Jean Marzollo, Illustrations © Irene Trivas

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