Monday, May 7, 2012

Recycled Bird Feeders

My 15 month old has just started daycare and I was so excited when I learned that his first activity would help celebrate Earth Day. I think it is never too early to teach them how important it is to take care of our earth. We can help them understand that everything we do (or don't do) and eat affects our earth. Earth Day reminds us to reduce, reuse and recycle, which helps eliminate pollution and save animals everywhere! The craft his teachers choose highlighted how to re-purpose materials we would typically just throw away!

It was so cute to watch and help Sammy's class make bird feeders out of recycled bottle waters. Each class took turns lining around a table.  We (the adults) cut out two holes thru the bottle. One on one side and one on the other. Right below those two holes, we made holes small enough for a straw to fit through all the way. Finally, a long piece of string was tied around the bottle top, so that it can hang on a tree. Once the straw was in place, string tied and names were written on them, the kids headed over to the fill up station and filled their bottle with organic bird food. The look on their face was priceless! I enjoyed very much helping every class, starting from my sons class all the way up to 1st grade. All different ages, responses, interests and attention but ALL with the same teach them how to take care of their planet for a better future!

While his class did this project because of Earth day, it would be a great thing to do with your kids anytime.


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