Spring!! Have done birds with every grade in the elementary school. For kindergarten we looked at Eric Carle's books and had fun painting papers the first week. I set up a color station at each table the the children rotated around the room to paint with each color.
I got this idea from Painted Paper.
The following week I had templates for the children to trace and cut out the parts of the birds. I had envelopes with their names on them to store all the parts. They created their bird houses using construction paper, rainbow twistables and a strip of painted paper.
The third week we glued it all together. I love these projects and they really brighten up our school hallways. Definitely going to repeat this next year.