Bird Feeder

Creative Arts

2.5 years +

Feeding frenzy! Making a bird feeder with your child is a great way to teach them about caring for nature and how to identify local native birds. Each day your child can watch for birds as they nibble at the feeders they made with their very own hands.


  • Cardboard tube (toilet or paper towel roll)
  • String/yarn
  • Popsicle sticks/straws
  • Small bowl to hold the bird feed options while making the feeder
  • Knife

Bird Feed Options

  • Peanut or sunflower butter
  • Cereal
  • Nuts/seeds
  • Bread
  • Pretzels
  • Raisins

Making your bird feeder

  1. Use your knife to pierce 4 holes at the bottom of the cardboard tube so your child can insert the popsicle sticks/straws. This will give the birds a place to rest and eat.
  2. Pierce two additional holes at the top of the cardboard tube and insert the string. This will allow you to hang the bird feeder up.
  3. Spread the peanut or sunflower butter all around the cardboard tube.
  4. Begin sticking the food items to the bird feeder.
  5. Once complete, hand the bird feeder outside and be sure it is visible from inside your home.

Tips to increase the fun

Take lots of pictures of the birds which appear; later you and your child can research and learn about the various species which visited your home!



At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • What food would you like to use for your bird feeder?
  • How hungry do you think the birds are?
  • Do you know what birds normally eat?
  • Can you pick a spot outside to hang your bird feeder?
  • Shall we go inside and watch for the birds to come?
  • What do you think will be the birds favourite food?

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