With winter fast approaching, I am looking for ways to keep the kiddos engaged with nature and keep them busy, so today we made Bird Feeders. Not only did it keep the kiddos busy, but it also is a great way for them to help our bird friends get food while winter sets in.
We started by cutting two oranges in half. Then we removed the pulp from inside the peel.
Next, I poked 3 holes in each peel with a pencil. Then I attached yarn to the peel. Twine would have worked better than yarn, but yarn is all we had at the moment.
Then we filled the orange peels with birdseed. I put the birdseed in a cup and then had the kiddos pour the seed into the peels. They poured it in over a plastic container. This cut down on a birdseed mess.
Children with a nature spirit
Ages: Toddler and Up
Builds: Connection to Nature, Empathy towards Mother Earth’s Creatures, Fine Motor Skills
Daycares, Preschools, Homeschools, Elementary-aged Kiddos, Nature lovers, Bird Lovers, and Family Explorations
I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.