Are You My Mother? Book & Craft

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Read this classic story about a baby bird who's trying to find his Mom! Then make your own baby bird and make up your own version of the story. If you like this craft, check out our Create a Storybook craft and make your own story!

What You’ll Need:
*Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman
*2 paper plates per craft
*Brown Paint
*Yellow paper or craft foam
*Googley eyes
*Brown Shredded paper (optional)
*Popsicle stick

*Cut both paper plates in half. Paint two halves brown and allow to dry.
*Take one half of the paper plate and cut out a triangle for your bird’s head. Cut two rectangles for the bird’s wings. Water down some of the brown paint and paint the head and wings in the lighter brown.
*Take the remaining paper plate half and roll into a cone shape. Glue or tape together. Paint with the lighter brown, but leave a white stripe down the front for the stomach of the bird. Allow to dry.
*Cut a yellow triangle out of the yellow paper or foam for a beak and cut a small fringe for the feathers on top of the head.

*Read Are You My Mother together. With each animal or object that the baby bird thinks is his home, make the noise that this animal or object would make. Talk about how each animal or object is alike and different from the baby bird.
*Glue the two brown paper plate halves together to make a pocket. Tuck in the shredded brown paper into the paper plate pocket to form the nest.
*Add the triangle piece for head and the wings to the cone to form the baby bird.
*Add googley eyes, beak, and feathers.
*Glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the baby bird.

*Now act out the story by having the baby bird fall out of his nest and take him on your own journey to find his Mother.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their baby birds and nests and we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*Are You My Mother? - at
*I Heard Said the Bird - at The animals try to figure out who the “new one” will be – it turns out to be a new baby!

This activity can be found in the Book Club section of our site.