Here’s a sneak preview of my next webisode –Let’s Go Outside.
Watching and listening to birds is fascinating for children at any age and you don’t have to go far. Encourage birds to visit your own backyard with this simple natural bird feeder.
We’re going on a Pine Cone Hunt!
We want to make a BIRD FEEDER.
Jasmine and Sam are delighted with their pine cone collection.
Time to head back up to the house to make the bird feeder.
Guess who we spotted looking for cones too?
Chloe shares her cones with Flint the Dragonfly Boy.
How to make your natural bird feeder:
You will need a pine cone, some twine or string, peanut butter and bird seed (Sam added some of his own harvested Sunflower seeds to the mix).
1. Tie the twine around the pine cone.
2. Spread the peanut butter all over the cone, covering it completely.
3. Roll the cone in the bird seed.
4. Hang your cone on a branch where you will be able to view the birds.
5. Wait patiently for the birds to arrive and feast on your cone.
This is a great outdoor activity for all ages and the rewards are awesome.
Watching the birds arrive at your feeder is Magical. Borrow a bird book from the library to identify which birds you have visiting your feeder.
Lucy the Bird Keeper’s Tip:
Lucy’s Tip : If you can’t find any pine cones where you live, you can collect some small sticks. Tie them up in a bundle using some twin then spread peanut butter all over the sticks. Then roll the sticks in the seed mix-hey presto- your very own bird feeder!
HAPPY BIRD WATCHING!