OUR BIRD FEEDER PROJECTS
Last week, Preschoolers enjoyed following simple multi-step directions to construct a food garland and individual bird feeders. A BIG THANK YOU to STELLA, BEN, ALICE, JAMES, HARPER, QUINN and JACK for supplying an assortment of materials needed for our Fine Feathered Forest Friend projects.
STEP 1…Peel a Clementine and place segments into a cup
STEP 2… Place Clementine segments and cheerios onto a piece of wire
Can you see a pattern?
STEP 3… Connect each piece of wire to create a long garland
STEP 4…Place the food garland outside to assist forest friends during winter weather
HOMEMADE STUDENT MADE FEEDERS
After reading HOW TO MAKE a BIRD FEEDER and looking at numerous photos of homemade feeders, preschoolers choose from three types of bird feeders to construct;
- pinecone feeder,
- tube feeder
- yogurt cup feeder
STEP 1… THE PLAN
Our project included completing a planning sheet (see example below).
After the children choose the design that appealed to them, they set to work creating their plan.
I encouraged the children to label their plans with the materials they would need to build a feeder.
S=string, PB=peanut butter, P=pinecone, BS=bird seed
STEP 2… ADDING THE STRING
Cut string the length of your arm and tie it to a pinecone, tube or cup
STEP 3… ADDING the FUEL
Spread peanut butter onto the feeder and roll the feeder in seed
STEP 4…TASTY FUEL FOR FOREST FRIENDSTake home the feeder and place it outside for animals!