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Entice the birds to visit your backyard when you hang this bird feeder preschool craft in a nearby tree. It’s perfect for backyard nature study!
Whether you’re looking for a summer preschool craft or a fun addition to your backyard nature study, don’t miss this simple bird feeder for preschoolers to make.
Bird Feeder Preschool Craft
When my kids were younger, we would make bird feeders and hang them in the tree outside our homeschool room.
We’d watch the birds who came to eat from the feeders, and we’d try to identify them if we could.
Your kids will love learning more about the birds they see each day.
What You’ll Need
Small bowl of natural peanut butter
Thick string (about 12” long)
What You’ll Do
Set the toilet paper roll in a vertical position. Punch a hole about an inch below the top of the toilet paper roll. Punch a hole on the other side of the roll, too, across from the other hole.
Using the plastic knife, spread a thick layer of peanut butter onto the toilet paper roll. If the peanut butter is too thin, the seeds will not stick well. Try not to cover up the holes. (Note: The toilet paper roll may absorb some of the oils from the peanut butter. This is normal and ok.)
Pour the bird seeds onto the paper plate and spread out evenly.
Gently roll the toilet paper roll tube around in the seeds and try to get as many as you can to stick to the peanut butter. Use your hands to pick up and place seeds onto areas that don’t get covered well.
Run a string through the holes. Bring the two ends together at the top and tie the string into a knot.
Your bird feeder is ready to be placed out in a location for the birds!
Consider placing your feeder in/near branches of a tree.
Bird Books for PreschoolersFill 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! 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.
Life Cycle of Animals
No matter what time of year it is, you can use this Life Cycle of Animals bundle to teach your preschoolers about bats, frogs, and sea turtles!
RESOURCES I LOVE
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.