Simple Bird Feeders for Preschoolers

Discover a variety of simple bird feeders for preschoolers to make and hang in the trees. They’ll love watching the birds flock to the yard.

Now that spring is just around the corner, the leaves are budding on our backyard trees. This means we are beginning to get more and more backyard visitors.

We like to entice them to visit by keeping our bird feeders stocked with bird seed all spring.

But, sometimes, we like to make our own bird feeders. We decided to use what we had on hand. We stockpiled empty toilet paper tubes so we could turn them into bird feeders.

Discover a variety of simple bird feeders for preschoolers to make and hang in the trees. They'll love watching the birds flock to the yard.

Simple Bird Feeders for Preschoolers

Gather your supplies, and get started. All you’ll need is empty toilet paper tubes, string/twine/pipe cleaners to hang them, peanut butter, and bird seed.

1 Bird Feeder Supplies

Preschoolers can do most of this project on their own. Using an icing spreader or butter knife, let them coat the outside of a tube with peanut butter.

2 With Peanut Butter

Next, roll the coated tubes in a shallow dish full of bird seed. Shake off the excess seeds. This part can get messy so you may want to do it on the patio or deck.

Tie the twine/string/pipe cleaners through the tube, and hang it on a nearby tree. We like to put some in our front trees to see while we’re homeschooling. Then, we put some in our back trees to see while we eat in the kitchen.

If you’d like more bird feeder ideas, check out these ideas from my fellow bloggers:

Simple Bird Feeders for Preschoolers


Fill your book basket with a great collection of bird books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Hello, World! BirdsNational Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds (Look & Learn)Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey


Hello, World! Birds  This book teaches toddlers and preschoolers all about our feathered friends—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. 

National Geographic Kids: Birds – In this engaging board book, young readers will meet birds of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Look and Learn books introduce the subject on one spread and then show it in real-life context on the next, using simple, age-appropriate language paired with colorful photos.

Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey – This inspiring migratory and life cycle story celebrates the important and impressive feat of a small but mighty creature.


The perfect addition to our Spring time Learning Table, these Counting Eggs add a pop of color as well as a little something to find, count, sort, and explore imaginative thinking with. 

These beautiful made wooden Birds Memory Game for children to learn about the world around them and make connections with the things they see in their daily life. And chances are, they’ve seen a bird flying overhead! A bird theme is also great as it encourages you to step outside and right into nature.

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  1. Love this idea! My preschooler is always fascinated by birds and I think this would be a great way to help her learn about them while also encouraging her love of nature. Can’t wait to try it out! 🐦🌻