It’s a beautiful spring day and we’re feeding the birds! As part of our Birds & Eggs theme, we spent the day learning about bird food and feeding the birds. We made some simple bird feeders and filled the rest of our feeders to hang in the tree.
What do birds eat? Bugs, seeds, and worms. What kinds of seeds do you see in the picture?
Now that birds are migrating back to Wisconsin, we filled our feeders. It doesn’t take long and the birds find them, coming for seed, making a perfect opportunity for us to observe various kinds of birds.
Everyone got to pour a scoop of bird feed into the feeder. Children just want to help! They want that hands-on experience.
Many hands to help make the job go fast and helps them learn valuable skills through trial and error.
Making Cereal Bird Feeders
The Mother Goose Time activity of the day was to make Cheerio bird feeders on pipe cleaners to hang in the tree.
I love how simple and easy this activity is, using materials provided and common things we already have.
While making the feeders, we talked about what kinds of birds might like the treats we were making. The Make & Play card offered ideas for after we hung the feeders in the tree.
It’s always fun to make a project with food – that might be able to get eaten while we’re working!
Such great fine motor practice for little hands!
All done! We twisted the pipe cleaners around so little birds like Chickadees can sit on the pipe cleaner while they eat.
Here’s our little tree full of bird feeders!
We put up mixed seed, suet, sunflower seeds and our Cheerios birdfeeders.
Doing our part to feed the birds!