7 Activities For Little Bird Lovers

Jan 21, 2016

Lots of birds stay active all year long—no matter what the weather is like, head outside for a birdwatching walk or make a simple bird feeder to bring the birds to you!

1. Backyard Heart Bird Feeders

These lovely little feeders make the perfect Valentines for your backyard feathered friends. This is a great activity for a play date near Valentine's Day, too. Instructions > 

Bird feeders in the shape of hearts.

2. Pine Cone Nesting Mobiles

Providing birds with natural materials to build their nests can mean they're more likely to make nests near your yard. Instructions >

Nesting mobiles made with pine cones and wool.

3. Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Make bird feeders in any shape with the help of your favourite cookie cutters. Instructions >

Heart shaped bird feeders.

4. Easy Birdwatching with Kids

A simple activity to introduce little ones to the wonderful world of birds. Instructions >

A birdwatching sheet for kids.

5. Stale Bread Bird Feeders

Use up old bits of bread and feed the birds with this cute activity. Instructions >

Stale bread bird feeders hanging from trees.

6. Simple Birdhouse With Nesting Materials

Make life easier for your feathered friends by building a simple birdhouse with popsicle sticks and filling it with objects that birds can use to build their nests. Instructions >

A birdhouse made with colourful popsicle sticks.

7. Fruit & Grain Bird Feeders

Work on motor skills, learn about nature AND enjoy a snack—all in one easy activity. Instructions >

A bird feeder made with grapes, blueberries, cereal and popcorn.

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