Bagel Bird Feeder

Many craft stores have bird feeder kits that you and your preschooler could paint or decorate yourselves. Pet stores and other big stores will sell bird feed. It can be a fun activity to glue together and paint the "nicer" wood bird feeders from the store. However, it is also great to make your own at home.

What you’ll need:

  • Bagel or stale bread (or even a paper towel roll)
  • String
  • Honey or peanut butter*
  • Birdseed

What to do:

  1. Smear honey or peanut butter on all sides of the bagel or bread.
  2. Dip or roll the bagel in the birdseed.
  3. Tie string to it and hang it up for the birds to enjoy.

So your kids can enjoy the birds that come to eat, try to hang it near a window they can watch from inside.

* Keep in mind that honey is fatal to hummingbirds so do not use it when feeding these birds. Also corn meal or lard should be added to peanut butter to keep the birds from choking on it.