14 Bird Toys and Gifts for Kids Who Love Nature

Updated: Feb. 09, 2023

Inspire a lifelong birdwatching hobby with these nature and bird toys for kids that are perfect presents for the holidays or birthdays.

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Celestron Nature DX Binoculars
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Kid-Friendly Binoculars

Binoculars make perfect gifts for kids who love birds. Celestron’s Nature DX 8×42 binoculars offer a crisp, clear look at birds at backyard feeders or out in the field for a very reasonable price. Ideal for older children (or new birders) because of their low price and durability, they truly work for bird-watchers of all ages.

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National Geographic Kids Bird Guide

Field Guide for Kids

The National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America offers beautiful, full-color photos of common birds you can find right in your backyard and their habitats, plus fun facts presented in an easy-to-consume way. All of this is sure to get kids excited to explore the outdoors. It comes in a handy paperback edition so kids can take it on the go. $15 at Amazon.com.

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Stanley Bird Feeder Kit
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DIY Bird Feeder Kit

This bird feeder kit from Stanley comes with everything a child (ages 5 to 12) needs to build a wooden bird feeder, including the paints to decorate it! Once it’s complete, fill it with seed (try black oil sunflower seed to attract the most birds) and hang it up in the yard for the whole family to enjoy. Turn it into an extra educational activity by striving to identify the birds that stop by for a snack. Educational, fun and functional, it’s a perfect choice for bird toys for kids.

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Hiking Boots

Keep your kid’s feet warm and dry during all of your bird-watching and hiking adventures. Waterproof, lightweight and breathable, these lace-up Merrell hiking boots offer hours of comfort.

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Bird Songs Book

Learn to identify the songs of 12 common backyard birds with this pick for bird toys for kids: a bird songs book. It will no doubt help youngsters (and adults, too!) learn songs, making birding in the field much more of a sensory experience.

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CamelBack Hydration Pack

Hydration Hiking Backpack

Don’t forget the water! When hiking or bird-watching, hydration is key! The backpack itself is lightweight but holds 1.5 liters of water and leaves enough room for other adventure gear. Designed for preschool and grade-school aged kids, the CamelBak pack is perfect for young explorers.

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Bird Bingo Game, bird toys for kids
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Bird Bingo Game

Gather up the family for game night and break out this beautifully illustrated bird bingo game. It includes illustrated tokens, a board, colored counters to mark your cards, plus an accompanying pamphlet so you can learn all about the birds as you play.

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Window Bird Feeder, bird toys for kids

Window Feeder Customization Kit

Calling all bird-lovers and creatives! This clear window feeder kit comes with stickers, suction cups, a seed tray and even 6 ounces of birdseed to get you started. Let kids jazz up the feeder with stickers and then hang it up for up-close views of backyard birds.

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stuffed owl toy, bird toys for kids
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Stuffed Owl Toy

If you know of an owl-lover, this option for bird toys for kids is a must! The lifelike owl stuffed animal is 10 inches tall and destined to be your child’s next best friend.

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Point-and-Shoot Camera

The Kodak PixPro digital camera is basic enough for kids yet it will produce quality shots. Whether pointed at the backyard feeder or at ducks in your local pond, kids will love to see the birds they capture with this lightweight and simple-to-use camera.

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Sibley Memory Game

Sibley Backyard Birds Matching Game

Here’s a classic memory game with a birdy twist. Illustrated by ornithologist David Sibley, the game is sure to delight children and get them excited. The fun continues after you’ve played when you spot these same birds in your backyard or local park.

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outdoor explorer kit, bird toys for kids
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Outdoor Explorer Play Set

This is the best toy for any young nature lover, but especially those who want to dabble in watching birds, catching bugs and hunting for butterflies. The explorer kit includes 9 pieces, including a magnifying glass, journal, binoculars and a handy backpack to carry it all in. It is recommended for kids 3 and up.

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Birds of a Feather Puzzle, bird toys for kids

Birds of a Feather Puzzle

This 36-piece jigsaw puzzle features real and super-colorful photos of common birds of North America. Once the puzzle is complete, use a field guide to identify each bird. Recommended for kids 3 and up.

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LEGO Creator Birdhouse Set

If your kid loves birds and LEGO, they’ll have hours of fun with this delightful birdhouse set. Recommended for children ages 8 and up, the set includes blocks to build a birdhouse scene with five too-cute birds—but the blocks can also be rearranged into a beehive scene, or a squirrel and hedgehog on a bench.

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