A robin is a small bird which is instantly recognisable by its bright red breast. It is particularly associated with British folklore and more recently associated with Christmas, appearing on Christmas cards and stamps. There is an old British legend that the robin comforted Jesus on the cross and his breast was stained with blood. The association with Christmas comes from British Victorian postmen that wore red uniforms and were nicknamed 'robins', with the picture of a robin representing the delivery of Christmas cards. Because they are so distinctive, robins are often the first bird that a child can easily learn to recognise.
Make a simple paper plate robin. There are lots of ways to do it, but as long as you make sure that it has a nice red tummy then it will be instantly recognisable!
This simple printable robin pattern is designed for adult craft, but you could easily adapt it for a toddler robin craft, perhaps by pre-cutting the pieces from card or paper and helping the child to assemble it.
This lovely handprint robin card uses handprints in two different sizes - perfect for making Christmas cards from two small children of different ages.
I love this pom pom robin, a lovely Christmas decoration.
Go out and look for a robin! Maybe easier said than done, but if you are out and about in the countryside there's a fair chance that you will see one if you look hard enough.
If you can't find any, try and encourage some to the garden. Set up a bird feeder and put out some food that robins like - you can buy special bird food for robins that contains insects and mealworms.
Pretend to be a postman. Make a simple postbox by painting a cardboard box red and make some pretend letters, or use old junk mail.