Birds are hungry in the winter and making a bird feeder is a wonderful and easy activity for the kids to learn and help the environment. Watching the kids waiting for the birds, watching the birds and studying the birds, while the birds are eating is an incredible experience all by itself ( have a bird encyclopedia or an Internet resource with bird photos ready to identify the unusual birds that may come to you.)
For this bird feeder, we used what we had in the kitchen. It is not always necessary to purchase bags of birdseed: sometimes a few pumpkin seeds and some quinoa and a few almonds would do just fine.
You need: an orange, a large spoon, a thick needle, some thread, some nuts, seeds and grains.
Cut your orange in half. Using a large spoon, scoop out the orange flesh out of each orange half. Using a needle ( only adults should be doing this part,) make 4 holes near the top of the orange half. Each two holes should be facing each other. Thread the thread through the holes and hang your bid feeder. Using your large spoon, put the bird food in there.