Thursday, February 19, 2009

feed the birds

Last week while we were outside playing Micah kept spotting birds flying around. I was all out of birdseed so I rummaged through the snack cabinet and found a box of Elmo crackers that had been around for awhile. We spent the next little bit throwing the crackers around the backyard and sitting to watch if any birds would come snag some. Apparently this was the most fun ever because a couple days later Micah was still talking about giving the birds a snack.

Yesterday I was checking all my regular blogs and found some cute bird feeder ideas on The Crafty Crow. One seemed easy enough for a two year old so I went for it. After nap I poured a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, grabbed some pipe cleaners and we went to work on the floor making a circle chain of cheerios. Now by we I mean Micah strung about 10 ate 3 times that many and then played with the circles as I was finishing them! He still had fun with it and now we have a yummy bird friendly snack hanging up in our backyard.

6 comments:

  1. "feed the birds...tuppins a' bag...tuppins, tuppins, tuppins, a' bag".

    I don't know if I spelled that right, but the song is in my head now :)

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  2. Cute idea! Gotta love Craft Crow!

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  3. that is so cute! OMG!!

    love, melissa h

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  4. I love this idea too! I didn't know about the Crafty Crow either!!

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  5. That looks so neat! I know what you mean about stringing only 10 cheerios and eating the rest...m&m's ring a bell?
    BTW, have you talked to Amy Woodruff lately?

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  6. I need to check the crafty crow more often :) Love this idea!

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