And you’ll be glad if you do.
Their young ones are hungry,
Their nests are so bare.
I found her enthusiasm the most endearing part of the lesson. As I prepared the craft, I enjoyed listening to her create stories about a mommy bird taking some of the feed to the hungry baby bird. The mommy bird was so happy for our help.
Around Pinterest there are some really great ideas for homemade bird feeders. The inspiration for these orange cup bird feeders came from blogger Jackie of Happy Hooligans. Her blog is a great resource for pre-school arts n’ crafts.
1. Clean oranges (1-2 halves of an orange per child).
4. Divide up feed ingredients into small bowls and allow the child to pour into a shallow dish and mix with hands or spoons.
1. Make the hole in the orange before filling with bird feed. I did not– and had sticky bird feed spilling all over us while trying to mount feeders on twigs in the garden!