We made this bird feeder after seeing it on Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails and pinning it to our 5 Days of Play pin board. It seems like a perfect time to post about it now as Im taking part in the Children Loving Animals blog hop - you can read all about it here at the wonderful AngeliqueFelix.com.
I had lots of animals growing up, and loved them all; from the little guinea pigs to the big horses! :) Having animals taught me a lot about responsibility, empathy, kindness and respect. I really want Jake and Poppy to have similar experiences but currently we rent our cottage and we are not allowed any pets, aside from our fish. However, our neighbour has a very friendly cat, there are rabbits in the garden, and horses everywhere. We also have a lot of natural wildlife around us, like butterflies, lizards and birds, that we love spotting outside our house and on walks. So planting friendly flowers and plants and hanging bird feeders is a small way that we can engage with animals without having pets.
To make this bird feeder you just need a toilet roll, some peanut butter and some bird seed, and something like string or ribbon to hang it up. Secure the ribbon or string onto the toilet roll so it can be hung up outside, then spread peanut butter all over the toilet roll, then roll it in the seeds, and hang it up! Easy!
Jake likes looking each day to see how much has been eaten, and although we haven't actually seen a bird on the feeder, we have seen lots flitting around our house and garden.
You can hop along to see all the other bloggers' posts that are part of the World Animal Day Children Loving Animals blog hop:
3rd september: http://kindergartenbasics.blogspot.com/
7th september: http://www.royalbaloo.co
10th september: www.thegoldengleam.com
14th september: http://Creativefamilyfun.com
17th september: www.solgave.com
21 th september: http://www.kitchencounterchronicle.com/
24th september: http://rainydaymum.co.uk
28th september: www.boymamateachermama.com
29th september: http://www.creativeplayhouse.mumsinjersey.co.uk/
30 th september: http://www.gokidyourself.com/
1st october: http://www.kcedventures.com/blog
2nd october: http://jennifischer.blogspot.com
3rd october: http://www.wildlifefun4kids.com
4th october: ROUNDUP by Angelique Felix – The Magic Of Play