Lately, some children have been showing an interest in birds. In the fall, we talked about how animals prepare for winter. Squirrels collect nuts, bears hibernate, birds migrate, but “Where do birds find seeds in the winter?” is a question that came up recently. They looked through books about birds to see what they could find. Many books depicted bird feeders and some children were eager to build their own feeding stations for our feathered friends. We also used the Internet to find images. A few children decided to draw their ideas for a feeder. We searched our recyclables and found boxes, cartons and plastic bottles. The most popular by far was the carton because “It looks like a house!” For a bit of variety, I was hoping they would choose to use some bottles, but hey, it’s not about me. If a carton’s a house, then a carton’s a house!Cutting the carton was difficult for some. I’m not a fan of “doing” for the kids, so while I encouraged them to try I didn’t want them to become frustrated if cutting the carton was just too difficult for them.
Ding! Ding! Ding! Dinner’s ready! Come and get it!