Monday, January 10, 2011

Touch, Feel, Learn ~ Bird and Squirrel Treats

touch feel learnIt’s time to explore the world around us!  We love to watch the critters that visit our backyard, so I let the kids make some yummy treats for the birds and squirrels.  We hung them close to the house and observed the wildlife from inside, where it was nice and warm.


You’ll Need:

  • bread
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed
  • string
  • cookie cutters
  • knife
  • straw
 To Make:
  1. Cut the bread with cookie cutters.
  2. Spread peanut butter over the bread.
  3. Dip the bread in the bird seed.
  4. Use a straw to make a hole in the middle of the bread (so it won’t fall apart when you hang it).
  5. Put the string through the hole and tie it in a knot.
Hang them and see how many different birds you attract.

Touch, Feel, Learn is a fun feature that focuses on science and nature activities for little ones.


1 comment:

Regina @ ChalkInMyPocket said...

You can make peanut free suets by mixing lard, grated cheese, sunflower seeds, raisins, wild bird seeds and fresh bread crumbs (or rolled oats) or by following the "smear" method outlined here. I just posted an etnry on my blog about homemade suet and while I used about 4 Tbsp of peanut butter, it's totally optional. PS - Make sure the lard is not too warm, otherwise you'll have quite a mess on your hands!