Birdfeeder by Toddler
Do you happen to have a box of stale cheerios or even a few slices of bread that were not eaten in time? You and your toddler can create a delicious birdfeeder that will not only attract adorable little birds but also bring some excitement to your toddlers life with all the new friends that will be coming to visit! Have I mentioned it is really easy?
Here is what you will need:
- Stale bread / toast / or the ends of the loaf
- Cheerios, or any round shaped cereal
- Pen or pencil
- peanut butter (optional)
- plastic toddler fork (optional)
What to do:
- With the pen or pencil, punch holes into the bread slices. If the slices are not quite stale, just leave out overnight … that should do the trick.
- Using your yarn, have your toddler string together the bread crusts and cheerios. Practicing to string items is a Montessori motor skill used in their schools. It also will keep your toddler focused which is always a good thing!
- If you are feeling extra generous, feel free to spread a little bit of peanut butter on the bread. This is also fun for your toddler to do with 1 of his/her plastic forks.
- Now find your toddler’s favorite tree to hang the birdfeeder! Finding one that can be easily viewed from a window is always best for your toddlers viewing pleasure.
Note: If your toddler becomes impatient with the process, then that’s that! Good job and hang it! The birds will love it no matter how small or large the feeder is.
*** Dani ***