Baby C and I love sitting outside and watching the birds, especially the hummingbirds fly around the peach tree in our backyard. We have a really big peach tree which is great for shade and delicious fruit! Last week, we bought Baby C a swing for the backyard. He loves it so much that there have been a few times where he just falls asleep in it! Instead of moving him, I just sit next to him and read. I can’t wait until baby gets a little older so we can start doing crafts and gardening.
Since all of my posts this week are dedicated to Earth Day, here are some fun bird inspired crafts.
Pine Cone Bird Feeder
What you need: Pine cones, sticky stuff (peanut butter, honey or maple syrup), bird seeds, string
How to make it: Collect a few pine cones. Tie a string to the in a loop so that you can hang it. Coat the pine cone with a sticky substance like peanut butter, honey or maple syrup then sprinkle bird seeds all over.
Bird Watching Binoculars
What you need: Three toilet paper rolls, two rubber bands, a hole puncher, string, pens/crayons/stickers for decoration
How to make it: Take one of the toilet paper rolls and cut it down the middle. Decorate the roll by drawing on it with pens, crayons or putting stickers on it. Take the two toilet paper rolls and place them inside the decorated, cut roll. Place the two rubber bands around them so that they are secure. Punch a hole on each side of the two toilet paper rolls then tie a string.
What you need: soil, a tin can, seeds
How to make it: Just peel off the outer paper of a canned good and plant a seedling then watch it grow!
What you need: Paints/markers that can write on rocks, rocks
How to make it: Simple have your kids draw and write the names of the vegetables you just planted
Hope you are your little ones enjoy the warmer weather!