Feed the Birds

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Scholars use a large carton, string, an emery board, and bird food to create a hand-made bird feeder. After completing the craft, pupils keep a journal to track their observations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If making multiple feeders in your classroom, ask families to donate supplies
  • Encourage families to complete the craft over spring break
  • Take pictures of the birds that eat at the feeder, create a wall to showcase the many different visitors you see
Classroom Considerations
  • The craft can be completed at home or school
  • Consider food allergies when handling the contents of the bird feeder—be sure to wash hands after touching so as not to contaminate other things
Pros
  • Offers tips to attract more birds or keep unwanted visitors away
  • Steps are easy to follow and are accompanied by pictures
Cons
  • None