Bird Buffet

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  • Heavy string, yarn, or a shoelace
  • Pine cone
  • Pencil or straw
  • Round oat cereal or pretzels
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • Stale bread
  • Cookie cutter
  • Popsicle stick


  • Tie heavy string, yarn, or a shoelace around the top of a pine cone, then knot it, leaving enough string to hang the pine cone. Have your child use a popsicle stick to thoroughly cover the pine cone with peanut butter, then roll it in birdseed.
  • Have your child cut a shape from slightly stale bread with a cookie cutter. Spread peanut butter on the bread shape, then sprinkle on birdseed. Poke a hole close to the edge of the shape with a pencil or straw. Let the bread dry until it’s hard, then loop string or yarn through the hole and tie it.
  • Have your child string round oat cereal or pretzels onto heavy string, yarn, or a shoelace. When he’s done, tie the ends together.
  • Hang the feeder outside near a window where your child can watch the birds eat.