Making bird feeders doesn’t only meet the needs of birds! This type of hands-on, environmental, fine motor, and social project meets many of the needs of developing children!
After talking about birds and what they like to eat, the Henrietta preschoolers each created their own feeder to support the birds they see outside their classroom windows. The teachers poked holes in the top of a paper cup and tied a piece of string to it. The children then spread soynut butter all over the outside of the cup. And then came the best part… rolling the soynut-covered cup in bird seed. The children were excited to see how the seed stuck to the cup!
Proud of their successful creations, the preschoolers took their feeders outside to hang. They now enjoy watching the birds eat the special treat they created! While children are young, we have a perfect opportunity to instill a lifelong interest in nature with them. They will be responsible for protecting our natural world in the years to come!