Monday, February 22, 2010

For the Birds

Several weeks ago, we completed a project for the birds in our neighborhood. As many preschool and elementary kids as I have worked with, I had never done this activity. We used pinecones, peanut butter and birdseed to make birdfeeders to hang in our crepe myrtle by our front door. Surprisingly, it wasn't even that messy. The boys loved making these, so I'm pretty sure we'll do it every year.

Andrew spreading his peanut butter on the first pinecone. Doesn't he look like he's about six in this picture?!

Coleman took his job very seriously too.

rolling the cones in the birdseed

the finished feeders hanging in the snow

I couldn't get Coleman to come have his picture made with the feeders. He was too busy walking in the snow.

the view from our dining room window

Andrew and I get quite excited when we see a bird eating. However, we have to be careful to not let Coleman know there's a bird or he'll run up to the window and roar very loudly to scare it away. Not sure what he thought we were going to do with the bird feeders if we didn't want the birds to actually eat them. . .

1 comment:

Tina said...

Fun craft and they look very beautiful with snow on them.