Bird watching in my yard brings me great enjoyment. I try to make sure my bird feeders are clean and full of a variety of seed and suet cakes for them, at all times. Actually, it’s the least I can do for all of the concerts and amusement they provide to us!
The children and I made special treats for the birds recently and hung them in trees. We threaded cheerios onto pipe cleaners (even the littlest hands were able to push the cheerios down once I had placed it on the tip of the pipe cleaner), we hung sliced oranges with twine, and then we smeared bird booster onto pinecones and hung those as well. The recipe for bird booster came from Sharon Lovejoy’s Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars book, which is jam packed with fun activities to do with children.
Bird Booster Recipe:
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup canola oil
4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 cup white flour
A few spoons of sunflower seeds or raisins (I used our no waste birdseed that we always have on hand)
Pinecones tied with twine for hanging